Having visited St. Augustine with my parents as an infant during WWII, I felt it was time to see it through adult eyes. I was not disappointed. Seventy three years later, it is still a charming city, with Spanish architecture that made me feel like I was visiting a foreign country. Henry Flagler certainly got things built in a hurry, but the artists and craftsman he hired were painstaking in their crafts of painting, tile work, fountains, stonework, etc. From churches to hotels, their work was interesting and beautiful. The art and crafts work in these buildings was a joy for this artists eye to behold. I had my own private "Gallery crawl" at the many art galleries in town. Our tour leader, Nancy Frohardt, was gracious and enthusiastic, and she cared about our comfort during the tour. Our hotel, The Hilton Garden Inn, was situated one half block from the Atlantic ocean with a wonderful beach for starting the morning with a walk. The included breakfast selections were hearty and delicious. The hotel itself was modern, stylish, and comfortable with our meeting room on site. Small vans transported us into the city and trolley's gave us a tour that first day. The catered dinners were varied and tasty. Program speakers James Bullock, Ann Masters and Charles Tingley stood out for their knowledge and presentation of St. Augustine's history, food and architecture. The 28 people on our tour were congenial, interesting, and interested in the world around them. Singles mixed with couples easily. The food at La Cocina was almost too attractive to eat, but delicious. My assigned (compatible) roommate and I enjoyed mouth watering scallops at the charming Columbia restaurant, a Cuban chain that started in 1910. We bought hats at the Panama hat shop and sat on a bench people watching and enjoying our HYPPO gourmet popsicles on St. George street when a friendly passerby agreed to take our picture. I try to collect memories, not things! Go Road Scholars!