Jacksonville Beach

The Oesterreicher-McCormick Homestead, a cracker cabin under restoration

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While this cabin doesn’t look like much here, there is a lot of history in this home that is the second oldest in Duval County Florida. The oldest is the main house on the Kingsley Plantation (http://travelingadventuresofafarmgirl.com/2013/12/02/the-kingsley-plantationof-fort-george-island-and-the-amazing-anna-kingsley/_) that was built on Fort George Island. The Oesterreicher-McCormick Homestead was built in 1873 by Thomas Oesterreicher and his […]

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Family travel- generations of fun

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  A family vacation, a generational trip takes on a different meaning that traveling with your children or your parents when they are young. A recent trip with my son and his wife and one this spring with my daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren offered insights into the lives they lead together minus us. We learned […]

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Casa Marina Historic Hotel Revisited!

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I came to this beautiful historic hotel a few year’s ago with my friend Rose.  When I had a chance to return with my husband Keith, my son Jason and his wife Stacy I jumped.  This was a first, a family trip together and since Stacy had never seen the ocean the historic Casa Marina was just […]

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<I After having the pleasure of eating Chef Aaron’s food at both the Casa Marina Hotel and Zetas, the restaurant he runs along with Mark Vandeloo, I was thrilled to have a minute to sit down and find out how this dynamic chef holds it all together. Mark Vandeloo and Chef Aaron Webb have teamed […]

Dollars are markers of wishes at Lynch's Irish Pub-Picture by Rose Hammitt

Besides having just down right good food, Rose Hammitt and I enjoyed the atmosphere at Lynch’s Irish Pub in Jacksonville Beach. Curious about the dollar bills with names that appear on almost every empty spot in the ceiling and other sites, we asked our server about them. “They are markers, wishes,” she replied simply. Two […]