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The Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche is on the grounds of the Mission de Nombre de Dios. I've wanted to go there for years since I became Catholic and a card-carrying member of La Leche League, which got its name from this shrine since the founding mothers were Catholic.
|Our Lady of La Leche|
The grounds of the mission were very shady, as you can see below, and very pleasant to walk through and pray. DH and I prayed the Seven Sorrows of Mary since they had the stations around the cemetary.
|The cross is huge; you can see it all over St. Augustine.|
|Standing at the base of the cross, in the woods across the water is the altar where the first Mass in the country was said.|
They desperately wanted to ride the carousel that we had to drive past every day. Kids just love carousels! I love roller coasters. Carousels, not so much.
We went on a tour of Whetstone's Chocolate factory. It was fun, informative, and, most of all, delicious. Oh, and a little embarrassing!
|Yes, that is my son. And the rest...|
|No idea who that crazy woman is!|
|She looks good in anything.|
|It's nearly impossible to get a good picture of my sweetie, but now he cooperates!|
Here is where we gorged on the best barbecue ever for Pete's birthday. You'd think we hadn't eaten in days considering the way we inhaled that food! If you're ever in St. Augustine, stop in!