We've been really busy at the inn lately with our fall projects but all of the stars lined up tonight and we were able to get out and enjoy a pint at the Dog Star Tavern on 2nd Street. Other than taking photos for the blog as I wandered by on my evening walk, I'd never actually been a patron before this evening and... I like it very much. Any bar that has exposed brick wins 90 points for character, alone, but it's a very comfortable pub throughout. No smoke, spacious but intimate, just the right lighting and a good selection of beer on tap. I settled for the Killer Whale Cream Ale. Yum. Top that off with an extraordinary dinner at 29 South (shrimp and grits with coffe and doughnuts sundae) and you've got your self an innkeepers' night out to remember. In fact, it would work really well for guests too. Cheers!
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.