Monday, August 30, 2010


Friday, August 27…Continued – While we were downtown, we also took a drive through the historic area of Fernandina Beach. Awesome OLD homes.

Bailey House built in 1895.


Notice what is on the porch.


Tabby House built in 1885.


The rest we don’t have any information…just super homes.






Saturday, August 28 - Hit the beach early again this morning. Paul and Michael went for a very long walk (2 hours) down the beach. Then we all sat in the sun most of the afternoon. After cleaning up we went out to eat at a restaurants that Michael chose…Espana Restaurant and Tapas.


It was a Spanish  & Portugal restaurants. We have never eaten anything like this before. Michael started us out with Almejas Borrachas (Drunken Clams), Gambas al Ajillo (Shrimp in Garlic Sauce), and Entremes (Spanish Antipasto).

For our main course, Paellas…Spain's most traditional dish. Paellas are cooked in a traditional Paella pan; a shallow flat pan with two handles, made in and imported from Spain. It is the combination of garlic, onion, peppers and tomato, seasoned meats, homemade stock and rice. Once the rice is cooked, the paella with diced roasted peppers, English peas and fresh cilantro. We had the Paella Marinera (Seafood Paella)..Clams, shrimp, scallops, mussels, calamari and Lobster.

If that wasn’t enough, he ordered two desserts and one red and one white pitcher of Sangria.

A wonderful meal that Michael ordered for all of us and picked up the tab.....WOW! Man can that guy eat. Thank you Michael and Pennie for a wonderful evening!!! If you are in Amelia Island, do not miss eating here!


Sunday, August 29 – Woke to the pitter-patter of rain on the roof of the motor home. It actually sounded more like a down pour and a guy on the roof with a hammer.....jeesh! RV's are not the quietest abode when it's raining. Finally decided to get up rather than try to get back to sleep.

Marsha and I have nearly opposite sleep patterns. Paul goes to bed and “BANG” out like a light. The place could burn down around him and he wouldn't wake up. Around 4 a.m. any little “bump in the night” wakes him up and he has difficulty falling back to sleep.

Marsha, on the other hand, has difficulty shutting off her brain. She has to sit up and read until she starts to fall asleep. This may take until one or two in the morning. Finally, she's tired enough to go to bed. (Just about the time Paul's getting up.....goodness!). Luckily she then sleeps soundly until 7:00 or 7:30, not being bothered by Paul making coffee or messing with him computer.

So between the two of us, one is usually awake at night....crazy. Bella (the cat) has no trouble sleeping on the window sill, regardless which one of us is awake. She catnaps all day long so having one of us up all night long doesn't seem that unusual to her.

Thanks or stopping by. Enjoy your day. See y’all soon.