Amelia Island off the Florida/Georgia coast is one of our favorite places.
When my house is Minnesota is sold next spring, we are thinking of making it our home.
We ended our Florida trip last week with a night and a day on Amelia. When we arrived at our hotel the sky was cloudy and gray with just a hint of the pink sunset.
We had this beautiful view of the ocean and sky from our hotel balcony over the dunes.
We took an evening walk on the beach and then settled in at the sand bar to listen to the waves break on the shore and have dinner.
We were practically the only diners sitting outside.
The next morning we walked another beach, City Beach, in the only town on the island, Fernandina Beach. I had never seen Black Skimmers before, and they were in abundance.
The skimmers hang out with flocks of gulls on the sand, then suddenly en masse lift out of the gull gathering and fly and wheel low along the beach. Then they land, the gulls catch up, and they do it all over again!
This is a a skimmer.
I couldn't get near enough to them to get a closeup so thank you very much, Wikipedia.
On the drive home from Amelia, we left the interstate somewhere to take a backroad through Woodbine, Georgia, population 1300, in search of the Stardust Motel. Even better, we found this.
The Woodbine International Fire Museum and antique store.
The sign on the right says "SHUT. Dead People's Things For Sale".
It looks as if it has been closed up for a long time.
Wouldn't you just love to meet the owner whose dream this was? I would!
Just one more photo for you.
Yesterday was Super Bowl Sunday in the USA. The Green Bay Packers weren't playing so without a dog in the fight, I stayed home and read a book.
Obviously the rest of the family
was out partying!