Friday, June 24, 2011


Jacksonville has some "cool" things to do and "cool" places to go. I have always enjoyed the St. Johns River walk downtown. Eating at The Landing is a nice thing to do too. There is something relaxing about water and eating a meal on the river.

Now there is an added attraction since the city has restored Friendship Fountain.

The fountain and park were designed by Jacksonville architect Taylor Hardwick in 1963 and opened in 1965. The fountain's three pumps could push 17,000 gallons of water per minute up to ten stories in height. Friendship Fountain remained one of Jacksonville's signature attractions through the 20th century, but severe corrosion and deterioration to the equipment resulted in periodic closures in the 2000s. The city just completed a $3.2 million renovation to the fountain and the surrounding park.

Wednesday night after church, Wanda and I took the grands and Julie and Jennifer done to see the newly restored fountain. It is fantastic and worth the time to go.

It has spectacular lights and music and many different variations of water spray. It is soothing and captivating. We all enjoyed as you can see.

And it is free!

Did you know that free is better than cheap?

Now, I am not cheap, but free entertainment gets my attention.

And the grands are the grandest entertainment.

Watch the video below and enjoy!

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