I recently saw a blog post about our town of Stuart, Florida from Globetrotting Mommy and I think she got it just about right. However, speaking as a fairly recent “local” there are a few more things that I’ll really miss about my little town.
The Black Marlin, a nice, quiet little restaurant/bar where the bartenders remember you even if you don’t go there all the time.
The Abundance Statue, a fountain that we irreverently call “The Lady With the Big Jugs.” She was donated to the City of Stuart by The Woman’s Club of Stuart. She’s beautiful all lit up at night with the water running.
Stuart Beaches — there are lots of them with plenty of parking and no meters. If you’ve been to South Florida, this is like spotting Elvis or a unicorn. It’s so unbelievable I almost don’t want to tell anybody.
A sunset sail aboard The Lily is one of my favorite things to do in Stuart. She’s a two masted schooner with a flat bottom and was originally used to haul cargo. Owners Captain Fred and First Mate Jamie have restored her as a passenger vessel. Guests help raise the sails and shoot a miniature cannon to celebrate the beautiful sunset on the St. Lucie River. Best of all, passengers can bring small coolers and have a snack and a beverage while they sail.
These are just a few of the things I’ll miss and I’ve made some great friends whom I will miss as well.. As you can see we’re in for some big changes ahead but we’ll be back so we’re not really leaving all this behind.