I was browsing the front page of America Online (AOL) last night and a headline caught my eye. It said, ‚ÄúVacations Just for Boomers"www.elderhostel.org) and after you click on the deals in Florida you find, Fernandina Beach, Florida, Adventure on Amelia and Cumberland Islands: History and Culture.
It goes on to read, ‚ÄúYour study of historic Amelia Island will take you to the quaint fishing village of Fernandina Beach. On a river cruise, learn about the area‚Äôs rich history, colorful nature, and enjoy spectacular views from the Intracoastal Waterway. A trolley ride with an historian will showcase the historic village with stops along the way. Ferry over to Cumberland Island, a national seashore famous for its abundant wildlife and untouched beaches where daily visitors are limited. Hike through the maritime forests to the pristine white beach to become familiar with the diverse ecosystem on Cumberland Island. Study the dynamics of two of the most beautiful barrier islands, one in Georgia and one in Florida. Taste the local cuisine at special restaurants.‚Äù
I think that it is great that our island has made the front news page of AOL. What a fun trip it would be for people 55 & older to travel to our fair city to study the history. We do love our little corner of Florida and it is good to share our piece of paradise with the tourists and a vacation deal is just the thing to entice people to visit.