These are our neighbors, Peg and Big. We frequently pass on our respective walks (you may remember Peg's lovely umbrella from a couple of weeks ago), and Big was anxious to get going tonight but I got them to sit still long enough for a portrait. Peg and her husband, Charlie, are renovating one of the island cottages across the street from us on Sixth. The beneficiaries of the bed and breakfast association Cookie Tour will be animal charities this year and, as a fellow animal lover, Peg has agreed to help me with the planning and legwork. We might be on slightly opposite teams though because we'll be featuring a cats vs dogs theme, but I bet that there will be lots of cooperation among the species. Look here for more announcements regarding the Tour in the coming weeks. In the meantime, save the date of November 20th 1pm - 5pm. Woof. Meow.
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.