around. Mom says she was a bit disappointed as she noticed A LOT of 'no dogs allowed' signs......of coarse we only have HER word about that seeing how we didn't get to go! Mom also said we wouldn't of liked the 93 degrees temps either as the overcast skies were helping to keep the humidity high.
Anyhoo - they went to an area called Jacksonville Landing which in its time was probably a really cool place. Designed in a half circle it has two levels and over looks the St Johns river. In the middle there is a stage area where they have concerts. Sadly there are just a lot of empty stores there now and the only thing that really keep it going is the restaurants as it is surrounded by big office buildings. One thing Mom really liked though was the "Riverwalk' - it is a path that goes all along the St Johns River edge and they have set it up so that anyone with a boat can just pull up next to it for free and go off exploring. Sadly there isn't any free car parking though. There is also a water taxi that you can catch and it takes you for tours along the river or to certain places you might want to go. And finally - there are bridges - six of them in just this one small area and each one is painted a different color - Mom thought that was neat as she can remember colors better than names :)
|Andrew Jackson - Jacksonville was named after him|
|The Blue draw bridge|
|The white and the black swing bridges|
|The water taxi|