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A Fountain, Great-Grandparents, and a Seafood Shack

August 12, 2012

This morning Mason woke up with one thing on his mind, swimming.  We pulled our damp suits on and made our way to the pool on the 4th floor.  Every other sane person was still sleeping as we slid into the water at half past eight.  The Main Street Bridge stood over the St. Johns and traffic was light.  Mason and I “raced” up and down the pool until he decided to he’d had enough and strolled toward the elevator.

Following breakfast we drove to the south bank and visited Friendship Fountain.  The kids ran around the plaza and attempted to climb in the fountain while I took pictures of the skyline.  Jacksonville is actually a really pretty city in spots and we left the fountain with all persons dry and accounted for.

We then drove out toward the beaches and visited Big Meme and Pete.  The highlight of the visit was watching the kids play on the floor with their great-grandparents.

Before heading for home we had lunch at Singleton’s Seafood Shack in Mayport.  The drive out to the restaurant was over a stretch of marsh.  As we sat eating fresh shrimp, oysters, and scallops I thought this entire area would be toast if a hurricane scored a direct hit.  Pushing that morbid thought to the side, the meal was wonderful.  On our drive home the kids fell asleep and slumped over in their car seats.  We had a great weekend together, and I am glad we took a mini-vacation.

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