Tuesday, September 13, 2011

ROMANTIC NIGHT BY ST. JOHNS RIVER

In May 2011, my husband attended a conference in Florida, and yours truly, of course tagged along.  We were fresh from our Jamaican trip the previous month, so although this short Florida trip was work-related, we consider it as an extension of our honeymoon and an early 31st birthday celebration for me.  We stayed at the Crowne Plaza Riverfront Hotel in Jacksonville - right by the longest river in Florida, St. Johns River.  We didn't really have the chance to explore a lot of Jacksonville attractions as we only spent three nights there but we had a wonderful time.

Main Street Bridge on the background

On our last night, Vince and I took a stroll by the boardwalk along the river.  The lovely spring evening was very inviting.  The warm Florida weather was perfect for a long walk, and the cool breeze was in sync for a carefree conversation.  We had a nice time chatting and peeking into those vintage-looking ferries that transported people who wished to cross the river.  We sat on the wooden rails and waited for manatees to poke their heads out of the lazy waters.  Fancy restaurants with a river view were lined up by the side.  The blue-lit Main Street and Acosta lift bridges blended well with Jacksonville skyline completing a picturesque backdrop.  There was a small chapel by the river as well, which was dressed up at that time, and it looked like somebody just got married there.  It was definitely one of those rare romantic movie scene moments which happens in real life ♥  Simply precious!

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For more travel stories, please visit:  TUESDAY TRAVEL

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Coincidentally, while blogwalking this morning, I happened to land upon Shengkay's Randomness Journal, and learned about her Orange Tuesdays meme.  So, I'm going to go ahead and jump on her orange bandwagon with this post.  Talking about hitting two birds with one stone, eh? ;)

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And looks like I can hop on several more memes:



Smiling SallyPhotobucket


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37 comments:

  1. Tweet tweet naman. pinduters na..

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  2. oh...how romantic!
    inggit ako KM hahaha!

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  3. @ Papaleng, thanks ! pinduters din ako sayo, wait mo lang.

    @ Reese, oo nga eh kakilig no? ahihihi!

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  4. Hi Lany! Nakakainggit naman yang magagandang lugar na napupuntahan nyo. Sana makapunta rin ako dyan one of these days kahit sa panaginip man lang, LOL!

    And oh! So sweet nyo ng hubs! Namiss ko tuloy ang mahal ko, hahahaha!

    Welcome to the color meme bandwagon, LOL! If you hit two birds in one stone, pano nalang kaya ako? Hahaha! I tend to link up one post to many memes depending on the photos posted. The more colors involved, the better, hahahaha!

    Hugs from me to you!

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  5. @ Lainy, oo nga eh napansin ko ang dami mong tinamaan :D first time ko mag join ng meme, and fun pala sya, so i guess i'll see you meme-ing around ;)

    @ Marie, muntik na kaming langgamin diyan ^^

    @ PS, thanks girl :)

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  6. You lucky, lucky thing!!! Sigh.... maybe someday that'll be me...

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  7. awwww, Crystal ! come here lemme give you a hug :)

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  8. @ Rovie, we always are and hope to stay that way until we grow old ^^

    thanks for always dropping by my blog :)

    have a great weekend, and kisses to Bella :x

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  9. you two lovebirds are so sweet. love the pic. visiting from Gt

    http://efashiontalk.com/

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  10. @ shydub, thank you! i was just at your blog and left you a comment there ^^

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  11. Very nice shot! Sweet! :)

    Late GT visiting with my white entry as well! Hope to see you at mine! :)

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  12. wow, that's nice and what a romantic night to be in a place like that! lovely picture. thanks for sharing! visiting late from OT, hope you can visit me back. thanks and have a great week. :)

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  13. Hi Jing (Jing ba or Lany), thanks for visiting and for leaving a line at my blog.

    This is a wonderful shot, it shows how you two love each other. I like Florida because of the weather. We have been to Pensacola and Orlando and we love it!

    If you want more colors, join Color Connection every Friday. Nice meeting you through Blue Monday!

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  14. @ chubskulit, it's KM ^^

    hubby and me had a good time in Florida, too!

    thanks for visiting me back. i will check out COLOR CONNECTION, and see what colors i can connect with :D

    see you around ;)

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  15. @ cheerful, thanks for visiting me :) i was just at your blog and left you a comment ^^

    see you around!

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  16. sweet couple, liked the white dress :-) dropping some love for GT, hope you can visit me back too

    http://www.adventurousjessy.com/2011/09/my-little-girl%E2%80%99s-christening-outfit.html

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  17. @ Pat and Wifetoalineman02, thanks for visiting me and leaving a comment :)

    i just visited your entries and left you a comment as well.

    see you around ^^

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  18. hi there sis! thanks for visiting my TT entry (Culture Medley/ Lake Apo). Hey you can also post this to Wednesday Whites... I am hosting that meme every Wednesday (of course) hahaha.. at http://www.colorsandcontrasts.com

    See ya!

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  19. @ Pie, thanks! i was just at your blog and left you a comment.

    @ Raya, thanks for letting me know about your Wednesday Whites! Will definitely see you there :)

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  20. ay, ang sweet...kakainggit hehehe...anyway, was here for WW. Hope you can visit back.

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  21. Wow it sounds very romantic girl.visiting from WW hope you can visit my entry, see yah!

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  22. how so romantic naman.. kakainggit..:)

    Visiting from WW here are my whites…Under The Umbrellas, Just Landed and Booster Seat

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  23. @ Hot Stuff Mama, Shy and January,

    thanks guys for visiting me :) i visited your entries too and left you comments ^^

    see you around ;)

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  24. Hi! great to see you here at WW! hope this would not be your first and last! Looking forward to more of your whites!!


    Visiting as a host and as a participant from
    http://rayainthailand.com/2011/09/20/cambodia-visa-run/
    http://www.ourhomeandhaven.info/my-little-songbird-affirmed/

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  25. @ Raya, thanks for visiting me. I was just at your blog and left you a comment there ;)

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  26. thanks for joining sis!
    wow! romantic...nainggit ako..hahaha...
    hope to see you next round..

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  27. hi shengkay ! for sure, i'll join OT basta meron akong something orange ;)

    thanks for visiting ^^

    see you around :)

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  28. that is the sweetest entry so far! i love how you are able to spend quality time together with your husband even in this crazy, crazy world <3

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  29. Thanks for linking this to nostalgia KM.

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  30. Hahahaha! I checked on the comments and I recalled this was one of your first posts that I commented on. And I mistook you for someone else, hahaha! E pano naman kasi I was tracking the links through shoutbox at the time, I got it all mixed up. Hahahha! Kaaliw!

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