Tag Archives: Florida

Amelia Island

Previous “new thing” posts have reported about girls’ weekend, one of my original 50 new things.  This year’s trip is to Amelia Island, Florida which is a new destination city for me although I have been to Florida many times. I fly to Atlanta and meet my friend who lives in Atlanta so we can fly together to Jacksonville, Florida. 


The Omni Plantation Resort has all the ingredients for a wonderful girls’ weekend: warm weather, ocean views, walking paths, shopping and great food.  We have the added bonus this year of ocean front property so we can walk on the beach.  The weather is so gorgeous and it feels good to sleep in. 


I am grateful for any time I can walk on the beach. I love Island colors and seashells. 


You can’t beat doing next to nothing with a dear friend in 80 degree sunshine!!! What a great, fun and relaxing weekend. 

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Pensacola Lighthouse

My next “new thing” is discovered during our family vacation in Florida.  We’ve been going to the Florida panhandle for about 15 years and have never visited the Pensacola lighthouse.  The lighthouse is on the Naval Air Base and we’ve been to the Museum several times so I’m not sure why we never visited the lighthouse.  


There is something so picturesque about lighthouses, even on a cloudy day.  We walk through the museum to see and read history about the families who used to live in the lighthouse.  Then we climb the stairs to the top.  The Pensacola lighthouse is still a working site so it is cool to see the lense turning around to light the top.  This visit is a rainy day activity so we need to return on a sunny day when we can enjoy the view with better visibility.  


What have you driven by every year on vacation but never stopped for some reason?  Next time, you need to stop and check it out!