Arrived on Amelia Island a little too early to check in so we drove up to the village in Fernandina to have lunch. Ate at Brett’s Waterway Café, which was vaguely familiar to us from our last trip to Amelia 11 years ago for Jake & Ally’s wedding. We wandered in and out of some shops and found a Christmas ornament from this trip.
Hotel check in was crazy-busy, but worth the wait. The Ritz is shaped like a horseshoe and our room is right in the middle on the 7th floor (out of 8) so we looked straight out onto the ocean. Our balcony is a little bigger than most and we loved spending time out there once the sun was behind us.
After unpacking and getting settled, we walked around the hotel to get the lay of the land and strolled on the beach. We even had a tour of the spa … love it! When we returned to our room, we had a nice bottle of champagne waiting on us. My telling them all of the events we were celebrating paid off!