A fellow blogger recently wrote, “We all live in great places”. While this is so true, it is also a fact that many times we forget about the treasures in our area. For example, every day people from all across the country travel hundreds of miles to see what is 30 minutes from my front door – the Atlantic Ocean.
Residents of one of our beach communities – Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, or Ponte Vedra – can usually be seen enjoying the amenities at the beach. But for those living West of the Intracoastal Waterway, when was the last time you went to the ocean? Was it weeks, months, perhaps years ago?
Jacksonville is happily not a major tourist destination, and too cold in the winter for “snowbirds” from the North. Our many beautiful beaches are mostly for us to enjoy for ourselves. So, pick a destination and drive East!
P.S. I’m very embarrassed that my doggie, a 5 year-old American Eskimo who loves the water, has never seen the ocean. So this weekend, I am going back to the beach and bringing Kaylee with me. Check back. When you see her picture at the end of this blog, you will know I’ve kept my promise.
Here she is on July 25th. (Yes, it took me 2 1/2 weeks to do). Kaylee is not too sure about this, and was ready to go home after a few minutes. But she did enjoy making friends with the other beach goers!