Wednesday, September 23, 2015

You go away for a while and they change everything.

 Sonic Drive-in
 Freebird Live
Seawall Hotel

The above three places were all open three weeks ago, when we went to San Francisco. The Freeboard Live is still open but not for much longer. They were all "institutions" in Jax beach. Sonic is a chain of retro drive-ins that takes baby boomers like me back to our youths. Freebird is there as the result of the band Lynyrd Skynyrd ,which originated in Jax Beach. The Seawalk Hotel was our little version of the South Beach art-deco hotels in Miami. The Sonic has been gutted, the Seawalk is for sale and Freebird has been sold to people who will develop it as a surf themed bar/restaurant. I guess change is the only constant, but three in a week?!?!?!?

Thursday, September 3, 2015

My Gym

 While we traveled this summer, my gym, Bailey's, on Beach Blvd., expanded by more then half and upgraded the whole place. It's a great place to work out.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Mermaid?, Jax Beach

Now here we have a mermaid, with a huge head, wings instead of arms, and a skin skirt going over her scales. Yikes.