Jacksonville Sea and Sky Spectacular

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Happy Veterans day!! It has been one epic week for the Department of Defense here in Jacksonville, Fla. The Sea and Sky Spectacular took flight last Thursday for the weekend. Midshipmen came to town Saturday from the Naval Academy to beat Notre Dame’s Fightin’ Irish, and beat them they did, 28-27, at the new and improved stadium downtown.

The following photographs are from Sunday’s show over Jacksonville Beach, beginning with the Patriots jump team of Navy SEALS, two holding the flag between them during the national anthem, and ending with the incredibly exact Blue Angels.

The second Tuesday of the month arrived November 8, and Donald Trump won the electoral votes for Florida, and the country, making him the President-elect. He gave a serious heart-felt speech following Hillary Clinton’s call to congratulate him(though she refused to give a concession speech that night despite her many supporters awaiting her all evening) Trump promised to do right for veterans, and his 100-day plan includes increasing support for our military, which, as there are three Naval bases in Jacksonville, Fla., folks around here are glad to hear.

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Metro Diner — You Get What You Want

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I’ve eaten at the Metro Diner twice so far, and both times it was bustling with folks coming in to get a good meal — and getting exactly what they want. Serving size is satisfying, and the meal itself is good n’ hot. Waiters are nice, and don’t rush you despite the busy-ness of the breakfast-dining that goes on all day long.

The first time, we were put on the wait list, so we walked to the beach, since it’s located right on 3rd st.

The best breakfast is the Fried Chicken and Waffle — I couldn’t not have it the second time I went, even though I’d inclined to try something new. The Eggs Benedict was swell as well, I swiped a few bites from across the table.

Beach House, at the Beaches, & Asa, too!

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