I got down to Centre Street too late to see the Pet Parade on Saturday but I did manage to see a few of the entrants making their way back home. I thought that the Grinch and Max were pretty special but they told me that they didn't win anything so I can only imagine what I missed. The annual Parade of Paws fundraiser for the Nassau Humane Society is always great fun and very well attended. While not restricted to dogs (in the early years there were rabbit and hamster entrants) they're the ones most accustomed to their daily walks, so the owners just strap on some antlers, scarves, tutus or bells... and off they go. I think that Max here (aka Lucy) was a great sport.
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.