Saturday, April 04, 2009

Virginia for Easter Trip. 04/2009

We are headed to Alex's house in Annandale, VA for two weeks. Suzanne, Izzy & Oliver are flying in from Longmont,CO. They will be in VA from Friday through Monday. An Easter weekend family reunion.

Carol had a doctors appointment on Friday April 3rd at 10:00 am. When we got there, the nurse said Dr. Hood was still at the hospital and was running quite a bit late. We were anxious to get started so rather then just hang around hoping the doctor would show up soon, we rescheduled the appointment and went home. We were all packed up & ready. Headed out about 10:30.
Our plan was to spend Friday & Saturday at Fort Clinch State Park near Fernandina Beach, FL. When I first looked for reservations,as expected, with Spring Break the place was booked. This past Monday I started checking on the internet every few hours. Got lucky. I was able to get one site for Friday night & another one for Saturday. Fort Clinch SP is a nice place; nothing real special, but nice enough. In the Jacksonville area, we prefer either Hanna Park of Huguenot Memorial Park.
We toured the reconstructed fort. On the first weekend of each month, there are reenactments of everyday fort operations. Enjoyed the tour and museum. After that we took a ride to Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach. The city has been extensively renovated over the years. Went to the Saturday morning Green Market. Bought some crab cakes for dinner tonight. Walked around town then along the river front boardwalk.
Enjoyed another beautiful, sunny day. In the morning, Sunday, we drive to Annandale.