We are proud to have St. Augustine, FL as our hometown. We are full-time travelers, so we are not always in our home state. We come back “home” in the winter on most occasions though. We are members of the Keepers of the Light for the St. Augustine Lighthouse. We could go climb the 219 steps to the top of the light at the nation’s oldest port if we so chose, but we rarely go for that. They have member meetings each month that cover a lot of fun and historical topics about St. Augustine. The free snacks aren’t bad either. They have a light of the moon tour when the moon is full, so you can “ghost watch” if you want while climbing the dark tower. They say the keeper’s house is the most haunted (the basement), but I guess we just haven’t been sensitive enough to notice. We enjoy walking the little trail around back of the lighthouse (called the Hammocks). They have a “treasure hunt” back there. It’s a visual one, where you see where things are, but don’t actually take them with you. The have a boat builder onsite so you can see what it was like to build boats back in the 1800s and earlier. Inside the keeper’s house, as well as all over the grounds, you will see signs to tell you of the days gone by. We were there for the Christmas festivities for 2018 when the lighthouse was all lit up with Christmas lights and decor. Please enjoy our pictures of this occasion, as well as all the pictures of the history reading. Hopefully you will enjoy learning it’s deep history as much as we do. We learn something new every time we go. It’s worth the $25 yearly donation to preserve this landmark and be able to attend events and go any time we like. We encourage anyone who likes history or lighthouses to go see this one for sure. We might be a little bias, but that’s not a bad thing in this case. It’s a beautiful beacon in a great Old Town. Maybe we will see you there when you’re snowbirding like we do in the winter.