|the campground is down this 4 mile long canopy road|
|guys, guys, can I swim? Can I fish? guys, guys!|
Lewis had his eye on the Amelia River flowing by just two sites away, but he just had a bath and we had other plans for him later so he needed to stay clean. Poor Lewis.
|Christmas mowing begins|
There are a few really good restaurants in the small historic section and we've eaten at them all. Our favorite, however, and the one that keeps us coming back is LeClos. It's in a tiny yellow cottage, complete with picket fence, and a fern filled outdoor seating patio. Inside the walls are flamingo and it holds all of 12 tables.
|my salad - just the beginning|
So....that was Fernandina Beach. The next morning we continued south to our next stop, North Beach Camp Resort on Vilano Beach, just north of St. Augustine.
We all love it here, lots of space outside for Lewis to lounge sans leash, plenty of thick foliage perfect for visiting birds, the ocean on one side and the river on the other.
|Catbird at second cup|
Today we walked to the back of the campground for a waterside lunch at Aunt Kate's. Geez, one might think all we do is eat!
|he was posing nicely til that speedboat shot by!|
|post prandial pelicans|
After lunch we did a bit of shopping and then headed home to put up our Christmas tree. Dave couldn't wait, this is his favorite tree. He used to hate this job when we lived at the farm. We had two real trees and his job was to l) traipse around in the snow while I selected two perfect trees and then lie down in it to cut them down, 2) bring them in and set them up, 3) string the lights, and 4) vacuum up the falling needles. stall, stall, stall - crab crab crab. Now, he happily puts up the tree in no time at all and smiles the whole time!
|it's on a timer and it twinkles!|