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A Sunny Thanksgiving by the Sea

A Sunny Thanksgiving by the Sea


It’s argued that St. Augustine, the oldest continually occupied city in America, was the site of the first Thanksgiving, and not the commonly accepted location of Plymouth Rock. 

Robyn Gioia and Michael Gannon of the University of Florida argue that the earliest Thanksgiving service in what is now the United States was celebrated by the Spanish on September 8, 1565, in what is now Saint Augustine, Florida. It's reported that the meal was bean soup.

A day for Thanksgiving services was codified in the founding charter of Berkeley Hundred in Charles City County, Virginia in 1619.  If you do the math, St. Augustine's Thanksgiving was 56 years before the Pilgrims sat down and shared a meal with natives at Plymouth Rock.  Let the debates begin!


Whether St. Augustine was the actual site of the first Thanksgiving or not, there’s no argument that there are lots of interesting, fun and historical places to explore from your base at Bryn Mawr Ocean Resort.
Bryn Mawr Ocean REsort   







Ten minutes from downtown St. Augustine and on a beautiful stretch of beach is Bryn Mawr Ocean Resort. This is the only ocean front camping resort in St. Augustine.  The resort features a huge swimming pool, tennis courts, shuffleboard and horseshoe pits and a playground for the youngsters.  All of the RV sites are full hook-ups on concrete pads with 40 channel cable TV and WiFi at every site.  If being ocean front is important to you, there are only 20 available so we suggest you reserve one far in advance!  On site there is also an activity center, laundry facilities and propane.




Some of the more popular things to do in St. Augustine include the St. Augustine Alligator Farm where you can take a zip line over the alligators, the Fountain of Youth Archaeological ParkSt. Augustine Wild Reserve and St. George Street where you will find great shops and restaurants. 

If your timing is good, you might catch a great performance at the beautiful St. Augustine Amphitheatre.  There are several free events that begin at the end of November and go through the holidays. 
St. Augustine Amphitheatre 

Our best advice is to take the trolly, that for a small fee will take you all over town and to all the tourist points of interest. Then decide what you want to explore more!

For traveling in style and comfort, come to Rocky Mountain RV and Marine for a large selection of motor homes, 5th wheels and travel trailers.  Our expertly trained sales associates will be happy to assist you in finding the perfect RV for the type of lifestyle you want to enjoy!




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