In honor of another upcoming trip to the beach, I thought I’d touch on a few funny and memorable moments of mine and Ed’s last trip there. Like this first “misfire” of the camera when we were trying to get a shot of ourselves using the camera timer…
Here’s another shot of us eating our little picnic lunch beside the playground, which happens to be located beside a little saltwater creek. We were the only ones there for a while, and it was peaceful. Sitting there brought back many happy memories of days gone by…Times when we used to have picnics beside playgrounds with our children while they were growing up–and it was not so quiet or peaceful. Eating with three children, especially outside, is never peaceful, but it’s fun!
One thing I’ve learned over the years of spending time around the beach area–the birds are BOLD! They are not shy when it comes to sharing your food! They will rip it right out of your hand if given a chance! Just look what happened when we left our lunch unattended for five minutes! There wasn’t any food in the bag, but the thief managed to pull himself out a paper cup! I guess he was thirsty.
We had a little time to kill before we were able to get into our hotel room, so we decided to check out historic downtown Fernandina. We’ve been there several times before, but we love it, so it never gets old. We took some pictures of the waterfront.
We looked around in some of the little gift shops for a while, but soon we were hot and tired. Apparently, so were a lot of other visitors. The most popular shop in the entire historical area was the candy shop, which also sold four dollar ice cream cones! Of course, we had to have one anyway…but at least I passed up the Fernandina Fudge!
Shortly after finishing those tasty ice cream cones, we looked around a little bit more, then headed back toward the beach to check into our hotel room. Before long, we checked in, had supper, then spent the rest of the evening sitting in our chairs on the beach, listening to a wonderful band playing “oldies” at “The Sandy Bottoms Beach Bar and Grill”!
Speaking of “The Sandy Bottoms”, that’s where Ed and I ate dinner for our 39th anniversary! We’d never eaten in an open, seaside restaurant before, so we tried it. The food was very good–seafood, of course, and that particular evening they had a reggae band providing music. We didn’t totally break our tradition of eating at KFC for our anniversary–we went there for lunch!