Family Fun

The Crime & Punishment Museum, a jail tale

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Note:  I was informed that this museum is no longer open for tours. When we saw the sign for the Crime and Punishment Museum in Ashburn, Georgia, it caught the interest of my son and his wife so we decided to check out the former Turner County jail that has now been converted to a […]

Amelia Island in a day

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Beautiful, peaceful, scenic and I want to go back are my thoughts on Amelia Island.  Needless to say, Amelia Island and the Fernandina Historic District deserves much more than just a day of your time.  But since this is what we had, we made the most of it on our trip to Northern Florida.  My […]

New sightings at the Mark TwainToy Show

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The Mark Twain Farm Toy Show is one we used to attend all the time, but we have missed this for probably the past decade because we usually go to the Florida Flywheelers. This year we headed instead to lovely Jacksonville Beach and we were back in time to go to the 31st show in […]

Dining at Jacksonville Beach

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Part of the fun of travel is great food. I must admit anytime I head south I find food just tastes great so we were already on the right path. We headed out for our family trip with my husband, son and daughter-in-law,  with ice on the ground, and a desire for sun and sea. Our […]

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 ( that was built on Fort George Island. The Oesterreicher-McCormick Homestead was built in 1873 by Thomas Oesterreicher and his […]