Every year, my husband and I try to take a mini-vacation for our wedding anniversary, and the past few have been great, so this year we opted for a week-long oceanfront stay down in Florida, at Fernandina Beach/Amelia Island… Really, what else can I say about it then it was perfect.
I love Florida (except the mosquitoes, ugh), and I especially love coastal areas ♥ Fernandina has some great parks, including Fort Clinch. We spent a lot of time here, exploring the wooded trails and checking out the insane, half-mile long pier! We tried walking down it, but it was super hot and sunny out that day, and I might have gotten a little freaked out by the whole thing.
But while I find long piers reaching into the ocean pretty freaky, cemeteries are another story- I love them! We enjoy visiting old, historic cemeteries, and came across Bosque Bello Cemetery one day while aimlessly wandering. It was fascinating, tremendously beautiful and well maintained, and had some serious history, with graves dating back to the (very late) 1700’s, and Josh even spied a Revolutionary soldier’s tombstone while we explored.
We had a really fantastic time, I think Fernandina had just the right amount of stuff for us to do, see, and explore without ever feeling like ‘too much’ or ‘not enough’, especially since we stayed for nearly a week. Sometimes being away from home can be a little too much, you know? I was missing all our furry children the first night even, but you know, I survived.
Maybe Poe can come with us next time ♥