Most of our guests just think of us as a quaint, charming, scenic, bucolic island with beautiful beaches, great restaurants, interesting shopping and natural wonders. And they're right. Except that we've got history too. We're the only place in the country that's been under the rule of eight flags, hence "The Isle of Eight Flags," so there were quite a few tussles, a few kerfuffles and several bruhahas that broke out throughout our formative years. There's still the occassional skirmish but we try to limit those to the ballfields, tennis courts and among the Shrimpfest pirates. It's a pretty interesting place if youre interested in knowing.
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.