Friday July 9, 2010 88/72 degrees, moon- nearly new
Independence Day in our small beach community is truly a step back in time. Windemere was busy with many guests reserving the same room year after year. The beach just to the north of the Inn was sprinkled with colorful umbrellas shading happy families enjoying the warm sea. Our beach was dotted with guests set up for a day of relaxation, reading, sunning and swimming.
Each Independence Day the bridge to our island is closed to automobiles for a couple of hours so it can be used for viewing the many fireworks displays presented by communities up and down the Inter Coastal Waterway. We take special care to make dinner reservations for our guests at one of the wonderful places on Fifth Ave. at just the right hour so they can stroll to dinner, and then to the river to watch the fireworks. That is the one night of the year that our guests head out to dinner with a beach towel, which they sit upon when the skies light up. Each year the bridge has quite a festive ambiance with many on lookers dressed in patriotic red, white and blue with flags to celebrate the birthday of our great nation. The Indialantic Volunteer Fire Department sells cold drinks, hot dogs and hamburgers as a fund raiser, and offers first aid to anyone in need.
July is peak see turtle nesting season and the month for the Annual Indialantic Craft Festival. It is a wonderful time to treat yourself to a beach vacation.