No Longer ‘YashicaChris’ – now Chris and Carol

We’ve decided to change the names on our blog to better represent ourselves ^.^

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We are Chris and Carol and we thank our many followers and the many visitors to our little blog – we had nearly 28,000 views in 2017 and that just blows our minds! Yes, we’re die-hard Mets fans. If you’re gonna root for a team you better be in it for the long haul – through the ups and downs, good times and bad.

We’re about to celebrate 44 years of marriage! Woo Hoo us!

Thanks for sticking with our blog and showing us some love!

All the best to our great readers!

C&C ^.^

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Windsock – Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport (KFHB) Amelia Island

The City of Fernandina Beach, Florida operates a public access airport on Amelia Island. Originally built by the U.S. Government and used by the U.S. Navy during the later stages of WWII as a training airfield.

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An iconic fixture at any airfield – the windsock.

Today the airport provides general aviation services for the public and serves as a gateway to Amelia Island and Fernandina Beach. A new terminal building is currently under construction at the airport and will feature a rather unique design. Updates to follow.

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The new terminal building under construction. When completed it will look like a WWII U.S. Navy Corsair airplane (at least look like its shape) complete with “wings”.

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A busy sky today – lots of contrails and cirrus clouds. Of course, all airports in the United States have controlled access for security reasons. I like the way the top of the fence blends with the treeline in the distance.

You can find out more about our airport and the City of Fernandina Beach here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Chris

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Copyright © 2015-2018 Yashica Pentamatic Fanatic, Chris Whelan
All rights reserved.

Remembering a “friend”

Yes, a store can be considered as a friend. A place that holds some special memories, a place that’s inviting and a place to hang out.

That last part, hanging out is what probably dooms most stores of this type. Carol and I always make it a point to purchase something whenever we do get a chance to shop there.

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There aren’t many of these stores left and the ones that are are a bit of a drive. This one is located in the southern part of Jacksonville, Florida which is about a 55 mile trip for us.

Fun memories – both of our children won copies of the newly released Harry Potter books while attending a midnight release event. Tim even won an autographed poster (autographed by “Harry Potter” no less!). When a new Barnes & Noble opened in the north part of Jacksonville in the mid-1990s, Lindsay christened the new carpeting in the children’s section with her most recent meal! No other details needed.

We enjoy shopping at B&N vice buying our books from the online giant. Reading a part of the book or magazine before you purchase it is always fun and holding a newly printed book is a joy.

So if you have a local bookstore please go and support it! Not only will you enjoy your time spent there you’ll also be supporting your neighbors by providing employment.

This Barnes & Noble store is located at The St. Johns Town Center which is an upscale super-regional open-air mall in southeast Jacksonville, Florida.

Enjoy!

Chris

Please respect that all content, including photos and text, are the property of this blog and its owner, Yashica Pentamatic Fanatic, Yashica Sailor Boy, Yashica Chris.

Copyright © 2015-2018 Yashica Pentamatic Fanatic, Chris Whelan
All rights reserved.