Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A Day in Jacksonville

So, on Sunday we went up to Jacksonville to reclaim our two youngest kids ~ who really wanted to stay forever with their big sister and brother in law who are much much cooler than mom and dad. I can't say I blame them... J&J took them bowling and to a baseball game, out to eat at Jacksonville's hot spot "The Landing", played endless video games and board games with them. I even heard charades was involved. And they were only there for 2 days!
The last time I saw J&J's apt was when we moved them in and they had not gotten their new living room furniture yet. I have to say, I was highly impressed with how nicely and quickly Jen got their apt together. It looks great. Shortly after getting there, we were all hungry so we jumped back in the CR-V and headed to downtown Jacksonville ~ to The Landing. DSC03456 It was a relatively quiet Sunday there but I can see how it would be hopping on a Friday or Saturday night. It's right on the river and lots of restaurants, bars & shops. We ate at Mongo's. It's one of those places where you fill your bowl with raw meats & veggies, throw in your own spices and oils and bring it over to the chef to cook for you. There was lots to choose from and other than the fact it was a bit too warm in the place, it was a good lunch. Afterwards we took a nice boat ride around the area DSC03454 got some nice cool drinks DSC03466DSC03464
Goofed around DSC03453 Is that anyway for a son in law to treat his father in law?
Listened to a very good local band in the plaza DSC03459
We really enjoyed Jacksonville DSC03457 And look forward to our next visit.


Monnik said...

oh - looks like fun! Great pictures!

Jennifer said...

Haha! I beat you to the blogging!

jillytacy said...

Looks like you had lots of fun! The pictures are great! It's nice to have fun family photos to look back on in the years to come!