The Sailfish Capital of the World

I realize that we have been sitting still for a while, but have not yet showcased this mid-sized town that we have loved living in. Stuart is about an hour north of West Palm, which is our nearest airport, and 2 1/2 hours south of Orlando. From our rental house on the St. Lucie River, we are minutes from the ocean and downtown, and, like our hometown of Charlevoix, we are surrounded by water. In this town, once you have figured out where each of the 5 bridges take you, and how to navigate “confusion corners,” you are considered a local.

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fountain  Sailfish fountain

On weekends especially, we enjoy a stroll through town, complete with a stop at one of our favorite places, Kilwins!

Look familiar? The store next door (behind Jeanne) is Harbor Wear…little reminders of home.

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Harbor Wear 

We loved having Denny (Scott’s brother) and Jeanne join us for a week in Stuart…

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…and, I seriously think being married to brothers, Jeanne and I have rubbed off on each other. We dressed like twins for church on Sunday (completely unplanned!)

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…and, now this is really scary and again unplanned, we dressed alike for dinner too!

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Company is company, but family isn’t always…Scott didn’t feel bad about putting his brother to work.DSC04274

…but a clean beach is a fun place to spend a Sunday afternoon!

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But as Monday rolled around, it was back to business for the rest of us, while Denny and Jeanne soaked up sun.

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Amber’s work was done by the time Jeanne came around with the camera but the Charlevoix Rayders Middle School girls basketball games are great live entertainment here in Stuart too! Thanks for taking Amber along Mr. Prescott!

The week after Denny and Jeanne left we took in a couple of evening shows downtown at the “Lyric Theatre.” The whole family went to see an energetic performance by Stepcrew, and Hilary and I went to see the American Ballet Theatre II perform.

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Swan Lake ABT2

American Ballet Theatre II

…and, once again, being downtown, we had to make an ice cream run!

Kilwins

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