March 21, 2012

9 days in Jacksonville

It’s been a helluva few weeks around here. Bad news – lots of it – good people leaving the paper, close friends moving away. A lot of distracting stuff, frankly, and it’s taken it’s toll on me and I know Diana hasn’t been immune.

So last week’s visit by our Ukrainian journalists was a welcome relief. Kevin and I hosted the six of them and it was a wonderful reminder of how much I have grown to love Jacksonville. Nine days, 12 to 14 hours each day and we never worried what to do next. In fact, we had to nix a trip to the zoo and a tour of Everbank Field to fit all of the other awesome stuff in.

The highlights, briefly

  • Chicken and waffles at Metro Diner
  • Friday night with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
  • Slow drip at Bold Bean Coffee
  • Pirate ship ride in St. Augustine. ON. A. BOAT.
  • A long walk down the Riverwalk at night
  • A perfectly ┬áseasoned dinner at Bistro Aix
  • Sunbaked steel at the Concours d’Elegance
  • Easy, bump-free driving at 65mph – an appreciable feat if you’ve ever been to or from Ukraine.

Pictures above is the chicken and waffles. You had to be there, really.

One Comment on “9 days in Jacksonville

March 21, 2012 at 11:26 pm

“…an appreciable feat if you’ve ever been to or from Ukraine.”

Ha Ha. We never miss an opportunity,

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