I stopped the new restaurant on Eighth Street, Merge, to pick up a menu and loved every bit of what I was smelling from the kitchen. They were preparing the chicken for the evening dinner crowd and I was tempted to grab a fork and muscle my way back there for a sample but my better angels prevailed and I just took the menu and promised to tell everyone about them. Their name was inspired by their fusion approach to cooking: a merger of various cultures to create a unique blend of their own. If the chicken is any indication, the merge(r) will be a success. We thank them for their investment in the community and wish them much success - and a website.
I created this blog for a couple of reasons. In keeping a commitment that I made to myself, I have been walking at least thirty minutes every day since the first of the year. On these walks, I get to stroll through what I think is one of the most charming towns on earth. On every walk, I see at least 10 things that make me smile. I intend to show you a photo of one of those things (person, place, animal, flora, house, event or scene) so that you can enjoy our town right along with me.
The second reason is so that you can keep tabs on my commitment to myself. I pledge to put a photo from the CURRENT day's walk on this blog every day. My goal is to begin running in about another month, so it could get tricky taking the camera along but I'll be thrilled to cross that bridge when I waddle over it. So....... no excuses. I invite you to keep tabs on me and to enjoy my little town of Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, Florida right along with me.
I turned 49 today. This is my "before " photo. You'll see me again when I turn 50 - February 1, 2008. I hope you'll enjoy the journey with me.