The Amelia Island Jazz Festival started tonight, as it did last year, with a free performance at the First Friday Sounds on Centre concert. It was a "full house" in the street tonight and it was hard for me to even get through. The combination of great jazz, a beautiful 73 degree evening and the last concert of the season in the Sounds on Centre seemed to hit the spot. The party doesn't end tonight though. The Jazzfest will go on through next weekend and share double billing with the downtown Fine Arts Festival on Saturday and Sunday next week. Way too many reasons to stay home in October. See you on Centre.
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.