Saturday, April 14, 2007

Jacksonville landing

Last night I decided to have a look around the area outside my hotel in Jacksonville. I ended up in the Jacksonville Landing - a selection of bars, clubs and restaurants surrounding a circular open area with a fountain and stage. The Landing overlooks the St. John river and has a nice friendly feel to it. The weather was perfect for sitting around outside enjoying the surroundings and doing a bit of people watching. The stage had a couple of bands playing and I sat down for a few beers to listen to them. The music was generally a selection of cover band standards like Brown Eyed Girl, but the second band (called the Mystery Band) did throw up one rather random song when they played Groove is in the Heart by Dee-lite (with a slide whistle used for certain musical effects) - it was interesting.