Archive for June, 2008

The Paint Store Finally Gets…

…a paint job! It’s been kind of a local joke that the paint store has always been in such need of painting. In fact, the trolley tour guide has made it part of his regular tour (sometimes he runs out of landmarks) and he always gets a big laugh. I guess that Willy will have […]

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The Vine that Ate Fernandina

Or at least this tree. Anyone know what this vine is? Anyone? Bueller?

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Bailey House

This lovely Victorian Queen Anne used to be a bed and breakfast but is now a private residence. It’s quite a bit larger than this but I always like to peek through fences and freeze images in my mind (and my camera) when I take my walks. My favorite parts of the Bailey House are […]

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The South

Every time that I look up into the oak trees around here and see the air plants and that dripping Spanish moss, I know that I’m in the South. To me, this is the quintessential southern scene. And we’re loooooooaded with it. (As a true southerner, Ron White, would say.)

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Restaurant Changeover

One of our favorite restaurants, Angels’ Porch, has recently changed hands. We’ll miss Gino and Marlia desperately (as they go off to run a bed and breakfast in Brazil), but we’re happy to give the new guy a chance. After all, Jack and Diane’s purports to be the “tastiest spot on Centre”. We’ll see about […]

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Good Snake

This is a good guy. He’s a corn snake aka red rat snake. They’re great for controlling the rodent population, so when the cats found him in the grass tonight, we made sure that we backed them off so that he can keep doing his job. They were ganging up for the slaughter. It was […]

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Gettin’ Ready for Kingfish

By very early tomorrow morning, these docks and tents will be swarming with people – all involved in the annual Kingfish Tournament. Last year there were extremely windy conditions but the show went on anyway. Not being a fisherperson, I don’t follow the particulars but I’m told that this is quite the tournament. All that […]

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Industrial Fernandina

Back in the late 1800′s and early 1900′s Amelia Island was known as the “Riviera of the South” and this was as warm as the Northerners could get in the wintertime because this was as far south as the railroad went. Tourism was king. Then…. Henry Flagler came along and took the railroad all the […]

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Prepping for Beijing

Yes, our Fairbanks House girls groups take time out of their busy schedule of dining, shopping, resting, beaching, and laughing to prepare for their grueling event at the Olympics this summer. Sadly, I’m not sure if Ruth, Debby and Janette are preparing for a swimming, diving or gymnastics event. Whatever it is, we’ll see them […]

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears?

Probably not but this cute little scene up the street reminded me of the tale.

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