Day Trip to Fernandina Beach, FL

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

This past Monday was a rare treat in Casa de Velez! It was treat, because Wil's employment gave him and his coworkers the day off (which he normally works from 1:00pm-11:30pm) and I had no medical appointments. We've both been wanting to Explore more around Florida, so we decided to jump in the car and drive an hour to Fernandina Beach/Amelia Island to explore. Especially since Wil has never been and the only time I've gone was  once for their annual Shrimp Festival with my mom when I was a teenager.

It was pretty chilly when we stepped out of the car. I could taste the saltiness in the air from the ocean breeze pulling towards the town center. We decided to stroll along the town's centre and pop in to all of the cute boutiques Fernandina Beach had to offer. All the window shopping work up our appetite and we searched for a cool place to have lunch. Our first choice, stopped serving lunch 30 minutes ago and had a small bar menu available. They were preparing for dinner at 5:30, over an hour and a half wait--- so we went to this bar called the Salty Pelican and OH MY GOODNESS it was the best 'bar fare' I've had in a long time! We got some beers and ordered their special- Beer Braised Beef Cheese Fries. For a HUGE serving and only $8.00 it was the most indulgent and tasty appetizer I've EVER had (seriously). Then walked off our calorie loaded guilty pleasure to Fernandina's Fantastic Fudge Shoppe ( I know! I know! Bad day... Oh, but it was sooooooo worth it!) and scooped up a block of fudge with walnuts, caramel clusters and a blueberry cheesecake ice cream cone. I did a little bit of Christmas shopping in the boutiques (I am not going to name what I got because my family members read this) *cough cough cough* mom.

We really enjoyed our time together and hope soon once our lives slow down a bit more we can do more exploring. I hope everyone had a wonderful Veterans Day celebrating those whom protect and serve our country as well as their spouses and children.


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