Friday, June 12, 2020

Weekend Getaway: Fernandina Beach

Last week we had a little weekend getaway and had THE BEST TIME!!!!  After a very long few months it was so nice to escape our house and have a chance of scenery.  The Mr. was doing some work down there so we decided to make a trip out of it.

We drove down from Atlanta and stayed for one night in Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island.  I had't been there since I was a kid. I LOVED it so much. We didn't actually got to the beach on our day there and instead stayed in the historic district.

We stayed at the Hampton Inn and it was being renovated so we had to ignore that, but the location was amazing and there were some beautiful features to the hotel!

It was right on the water, had a beautiful view of the harbor and was an amazing location because we could walk everywhere!

The historic part of the town reminds me a little bit of Key West, but it also has an old historic and quant feel to it.

We ate dinner right on the water at Brett's Waterway Cafe and then walked around town a bit.

The girls wanted to take pictures on the train tracks (because that is what girls their age do).

As soon as we finished we heard the whistle of a train and couldn't believe our timing.  I quickly grabbed pennies out of my wallet for the kids to put on the tracks.  After the train passed we found their pennies and they thought this was so neat.

We ended the night with a little putt-putt and all evening I heard a train whistle so I think it must pass by there frequently!

The next morning we took a family walk around town and explored some of the other shops and historic houses.

Then we grabbed breakfast at a little cafe called the Garden Street Bistro where we met some locals, including the biggest dog I have ever seen in my life named Murray. He was a newfoundland and was 182 lbs of sweetness. He comes there regularly with his owner for a side of bacon as his breakfast. The kids got feed him and we all fell in love with the laid back and local feel of the island.

After breakfast we loaded up and made our way to our next stop, St. Augustine Beach!  I was sad to leave and feel like this is definitely somewhere we will go back to soon! Check back on Monday for the second part of our trip! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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