Archive for May, 2007

He Wants to Walk With Me

I’m sure of it!

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Wanna Buy a House?

This recently restored house is now on the market. It was in horrible condition before this outstanding restoration. Someone has taken a lot of time and effort to do things properly. We’re told that, on average, we lose one historic home a year within the district to fire, neglect, etc., so we’re always heartened to […]

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Nice Back Seat

This was parked outside of the ice cream shop tonight. Looks like a nice comfortable ride in that back seat. And it’s been an absolutely perfect weekend weather-wise for this type of vehicle. This has definitely been the nicest Memorial Day weekend that we’ve had here in quite some time. And the forecast calls for […]

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Chamber Music Festival

Today was the kick-off for the fifth annual Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival. It’s a three-week event that always starts with a free concert in Central Park. There are events every day, including workshops in the schools, candlelit concerts at Ft. Clinch, galas at the Ritz Carlton and “Beer and G-Strings” concerts at the Palace […]

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Memorial Day Weekend

Lots o’ flags around town along with lots o’ people. It’s a beautiful weekend here, one of the prettiest Memorial Day Weekends in recent memory. We’ve got beautiful blue sunny skies with the temperatures running around 80 during the day and 60 at night. My idea of perfect. Hope yours is the same.

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Amazing Restoration

I’m so sorry that I don’t have a “before” shot of this house. We used to joke and laugh about buying it and “fixing it up,” knowing full well that it would have to be knocked down and rebuilt from the ground up. We were wrong. Some enterprising soul purchased it and actually restored it […]

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La Bodega

This is my friend Lisa (on right) taking a break between her busy lunch rush and her busy dinner rush at her restaurant, La Bodega, another one of our courtyard cafes here in Fernandina. Lisa is a southern girl, born and raised in Fernandina so she knows how to cook “southern” better than most anyone […]

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The Marsh

This is a section of the marsh between Egan’s Creek and Ft. Clinch State Park. It’s quite an ecosystem and provides hours of wildlife entertainment and serenity. The powers that be on Amelia Island are good about putting benches in place so that you can enjoy all of our wonderful “scenic overlooks”.

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Bosque Bello Cemetery

Established in 1789, Bosque Bello Cemetery has one of the most serene settings I’ve ever seen. It’s absolutely filled with Live Oak trees with long beards of Spanish Moss. It fills a slight downhill slope almost to the river. Sunset is beautiful in here. Some say that the view is wasted on the current tenants […]

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Le Clos

We have so much amazing food in the Historic District that I’d be hard-pressed to name a favorite restaurant (and I’m not being politically correct). I could, however, name my favorite meal. That would be the Sea Bass in lemon beurre blanc with warm chocolate cake for dessert at Le Clos. My cousin Dan calls […]

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