Every evening the Elizabeth Pointe Lodge holds a wine & hors d'oeuvres reception. We headed down after changing from the beach. Helped ourselves to some wine and light appetizers. Walked out to the big back deck where the rest of the guests were gathered most dressed for dinner. Now that the sun had set and it was November it got a bit chilly so those fleece blankets (nice touch) came in handy. We rocked on rockers, watched the MOON RISE up out of the ocean ~ something I don't think I have ever done before. It was funny when we first walked out I said to Chris, "Where is the moon it was full last night? How come we can't find it?". Not two minutes later this HUGE glowing ball just appeared right at the horizon. It was magnificent. We had decided after our big lunch and light apps (& all the cheese, crackers, etc. we packed) we would stay in and watch movies. We did take a moonlit stroll along the ocean before bed. Sleeping with the windows wide open was a treat. When we were watching the movie Chris teased by asking me, "Could you turn down the ocean I can hardly hear the TV."
A large buffet breakfast is served in the bright cheery sun room on the right below. You have the option to eat in there or take it out to the many tables on the expansive wrap around back deck (that is what we did).
Fort Clinch State Park
Drove back into Fernandina Beach - mind you Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach were so connected that you could hardly tell where one stopped and the other began. I had heard great things about the restaurant 29South...Eats an eclectic little bistro. They are known for their fabulous farm to table cuisine. After a rich lunch of Lobster Macaroni and Cheese with a split of champagne for LUNCH mind you, Chris asked how long it would be before I was asleep on the ride back to mom's?
29 South...Eats Lobster Mac n Cheese
Amelia Island- http://www.ameliaisland.com/
Brett's Waterway Cafe'- http://www.brettswaterwaycafe.com/
Elizabeth Pointe Lodge - http://www.elizabethpointelodge.com/
Fort Clinch State Park- www.floridastateparks.org/fortclinch/default.cfm
29 South...Eats- http://www.29southrestaurant.com/