We spent an evening exploring the historic downtown of Fernandina Beach. It had a lovely quaint feeling to it with live music playing at several of the restaurants in the area. The music provided a nice background to our stroll to see the boats and for window shopping. We bought some ice cream and sat on a bench to listen and people watch.
Does anyone have any small, cool beach towns they love?
At long last I have come back to post some of my photos from our trip to Fernandina Beach, Florida. We didn’t have the time to make our usual trek to Anna Maria Island, but we enjoyed Amelia Island for a short get-away. I will post some of the historic downtown area next time. Enjoy!
So it took me until now to recover from vacation! Getting ready to leave and then catching up … is it really worth it? Okay okay I still think it is. So here is my first photo from our trip:
Every year for about the last twelve years, we have gone to Florida. And every time we cross the ‘border’, I begin to search and find a source to get my Cuban food fix or alternately some Spanish food. Since the majority of the years have been spent on Anna Maria Island, we were in close enough proximity to get to the Columbia Restaurant numerous times each stay. I do own their cookbook and that’s all good to cook at home…but NOTHING beats when it’s cooked on the spot.
This time we were on Amelia Island and the closest thing anyone could tell us was a Puerto Rican restaurant that had opened up recently. Hmmm. I wasn’t sold. So since this was a shorter trip and we didn’t want to drive another hour and a half to St. Augustine, we decided to eat at a restaurant on the beach. I tell you live music and brisk ocean breezes as we sat on the upstairs deck made up for the disappointment. Add in some scrumptious hush puppies with an unexpected bonus of sweet tea and I was in a good place!
Home again after a week at the beach and while it was great fun, always good to be back home. I will post photos as the week goes on, but for now just some random thoughts…
1. After being gone for over 30 years, I don’t think of Florida as home any more.
2. Body surfing never gets old.
3. Getting beat up by the ocean on red flag days does.
4. Going to Florida and not finding any good Cuban food just isn’t as fun.
5. Eating outside with a view of the ocean and ocean breezes is always fun.
6. Screened porches make all the difference.
7. Seeing all the other dogs on the beach without my Daisy along isn’t fun.
8. Coming home to her unadulterated joy at seeing me makes everything all better.
Hope you all had a great week and weekend!