The Amelia Island Williams House
For over a 100 years, The Williams family occupied the home, but for the past 10 years Deborah and Byron McCutchen have owned the Williams House.
Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies
At 5 o'clock each evening there is a social hour with complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres. Stone and I joined the others as they gathered on one of the many verandahs. As we were walking out the door, I overheard a young man stating more than once, "you are so pretty." I thought, how sweet is that. He is telling his woman that she is pretty, and more than once. As we made our way to the opposite side of the verandah and sat, I glanced at the young couple only to realize the young man was actually speaking to Cinnamon the cat, not the young lady who happen to be his wife of two years. I should have known.
Our first night on Amelia Island we met up with Leann, Kevin, Robin and Craig at Lulu's at The Thompson House. Lulu's, a casual but intimate outside courtyard dining, offers fresh local seafood, poultry, pastas, and meats with a Creole flair prepared by Chef Brian. With tiki torches surrounding us, we chatted and consumed our food, eventually closing down the place. The food was delicious. I ordered the Love On A Plate and it was so good I ate every last bite. I was told the blueberry cobbler was fantastic, but I did not try it. Being the lover of sweets that I am, as soon as it was mentioned I thought, I'm getting that. But then, I started thinking about the fact that we were going to the beach the following day. Therefore, I had to make a decision between blueberry cobbler or wear a swimsuit. The swimsuit won out, but I still think about that cobbler I did not have.
Stone and I at Fernandina Beach.
We had dinner plans at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation where we enjoyed a glass of wine on the outdoor patio before going in to enjoy a mouth watering filet. Our table soon became pretty lively with the tales of how we and our lives will change with the arrival of grandkids if that should happen in the future. It made me realize how things have changed through the years since I raised mine. All I can say is, if anyone wants me to baby sit, they better have disposal diapers, I'm just sayin!!!
Our last full day was spent roaming and taking a few pictures prior to the rain starting. It wasn't a fierce rain, but slow and steady, lasting only a couple of hours before clearing out and becoming a perfect evening.
Green Turtle Tavern
The night was warm as we walked back to the Williams House, bringing an end to our stay here on the island. I hated the thought of leaving this quant little island with moss filled trees and the smell of confederate jasmine, but as someone once said, "all good things must come to and end."
With the rise of the sun, we gathered up our belongings and set them aside as we took one last walk around the island.
The Historic Bailey House
Maybe one day we will make it back to Amelia Island, but if not, I will alway's have these memories.