Amelia Island is very interesting and has lots of the oldest - lighthouse, bar, etc. The island has flown 8 different flags since it was discovered. A wonderful place to take a little vacation.
We took a 2 hour boat tour that was amazing and fun with excellent and informative guides. We went to their museum and learned so much about the history. Our tour guide, a retired teacher, was excellent and you could tell she loved the island -- she made it come alive. We ate out a few lunches and enjoyed the beach on several days, looked for shells and shark teeth. Pretty neat island. Cute downtown area with fun shops. A wonderful preserved historical area with many lovely homes. I had fun taking photographs. We enjoyed our week. I will miss the kids who were so good and fun to play with.
Sophie, a Maine Coon cat
She was funny and affectionate
I was looking for Bella and she
was asleep in my suitcase.
Shrimp boat, once the life blood of
Fun shops on their main street
Our pet sit house
Sat and read on porch
but not for long - hot, humid
Pulp mill - all eco and EPA monitored
Main employer on island 1,000 jobs
Couple celebrating their 60th
Umbrella of live oaks
Nap time with Sophie
Old time turpentine extraction
Great museum, we learned so much
Never have seen a fence like this
Wonderful historic district
I love this mansion
Bunny tea party
This little artist made the cutest
turtle with sand and shells
Turtle nest - we saw two of them
Florida's oldest lighthouse
Now after 6 weeks on the road, one week home, and a week here I think we need to get home and stay there for awhile. We are expecting friends throughout the summer so it will be fun to show them around our paradise.