Monday, July 6, 2009

Festivities for the Fourth

Tim & I spent the better part of last week fighting off colds, but we were both well enough to go out and see some fireworks on Saturday. We headed to Fernandina to catch some of the Fourth of July festivities! They had a band and choir set up at the foot of Centre Street and fireworks were set off over the water. The fireworks were good, however we were in too much awe to catch the finale on camera. Oops! :o) The history of Fernandina makes it quite an interesting place. It's known as the 'Isle of Eight Flags' because it is the only place in the U.S. to have been under eight flags (France, Spain, Great Britain, Spain (again), the Patriots of Amelia Island, the Green Cross of Florida, Mexico, the Confederate States of America and the United States). It's also home to Florida's oldest surviving hotel (the Florida House Inn) and Florida's oldest continuously operating pub (the Palace Saloon).

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