Here in Florida we had a lot of wind and clouds Friday and Saturday. So what should the husband and I decide to do this Saturday... why, go to the beach.
Actually we had a Groupon that was about to run out so we had to go to the coast. We meandered to Fernandina Beach. First thing we did was, of course, eat. I had checked my Google Local for what was available in the area and marked a few places. We decided on Tasty's for lunch.
This converted gas station was not bad. The husband had his usual double burger with bacon. I had a Chicago dog, which I never order hot dogs. We shared the Italian Parmesan fries. The fries were seasoned and covered in an odd version of marinara sauce - it was chunky tomatoes and very heavy with the onions, plus sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. It was surprisingly good.
I liked their bathroom decor.
We wandered down the road to check out the state park. Fort Clinch was a state park we have never been to. After a $6 entrance fee per carload, we wandered towards towards the pier. We stopped at the beach first. After walking along a long and recently built pier, we went down to the shell strewn beach. We stayed away from the water, but walked to the edge. It was very windy but cool.
Then we went to the half mile fishing pier. There was only one person fishing. We did manage to see him reel in a large fish. We walked to the end, enjoyed the scenery and watched the waves splash the rocks. Okay, it was more like bombarding. My hair was in knots from all the wind. We were also the only ones not all bundles up in a jacket.
From the fishing pier
Rocks by the pier
We drove over to the actual Fort. We chose not to pay another $2 per person to go inside, but walked around the exterior. It was night on the waters edge. Fort Clinch is huge. You could see several buildings inside the walls. There were a ton of cannons all around it.
Through the window
We ended the night at Walmart. I really don;t need to go there but every other week. They get too much money out of me.
Today is a beautiful day. All of the windows and doors are open. I managed to finally cook the loaded potato soup recipe I found earlier this week. It is too nice to do all the chores. The husband is immersed in NASCAR as usual. The dogs spent most of the day outside.