Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Amelia Island, Florida

 We took off at the end of the week last week and checked in at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island.  This was the view from our balcony.  Not bad!
 We took time every day to walk past the dunes and down to the shoreline.  I kept taking deep breaths of that beautiful sea air.  Oh, how I missed it!
I picked lots of shells - big ones, little ones, shiny and dull.  There were *millions* of them! 
 Don't you love the little sandpipers?  I could watch them zoom around all day.
On two of our trips to Old Downtown in Fernandina Beach we ate at Arte Pizza.  They have a wood fired oven that gives their pizza the most delicious taste.  Mmmmm. Their antipasto was awesome too.

We also ate at a place on the water called Brett's Waterfront Cafe.  At first we thought it looked too "touristy" but the food was actually very good. I ordered Chicken Cordon Bleu and it was more like fried chicken with a piece of ham and cheese on top with a white gravy but it was very tasty!  On the evening we ate with Doug's friends we ate at a place called Espana which was a Spanish restaurant with tapas and paella.  I'm not a big fan of Spanish food but I ordered the scallops and they were very good. 
While Doug played golf I went shopping.  The Picker's Market was a cool place with lots of junk because they had the most amazing selection of large iron pieces and made me wish I had a Uhaul to take a bunch home.  Not this trip. :(  Maybe next time!


  1. mmmmmmmmmmmmm sound so lovely. I miss the sound of the waves.....I think I hear the water calling me.

    sounds and looks like you had a wonderful time. the pics are aweome!

  2. Im dying for a beach vacation! but I dont think its going to happen this year.. At least I have lake ontario and a nice lake beach to hang out on. Cant wait!
    sounds like you had a wonderful trip. welcome home!

  3. Beautiful view. Looks like you had a wonderful vacation. I love the sound of the waves at night when going to sleep. So peaceful. Sometimes I wish I lived by an ocean, just to hear the sound of the waves. Beautiful pictures you took.

  4. Ohhhhhh wonderful you are in such a lovely place!

    Enjoy my dear!!


  5. HI Lisa,
    What a heavenly vacation!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hi.
    enJOY a beautiful week,

  6. Oh, you are killing me! (Even though I'm envious I totally enjoyed hearing about your trip!) I can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks!

  7. Sounds like a great place to relax and enjoy the sunshine1

  8. Glad you enjoyed Amelia Island & Fernandina, Lisa! I've been to Brett's too! Not too long ago we were up there to take the boat ride around Cumberland Island. Hadn't heard of the Picker's Market - must check that out!
    xoxo Jane