Over the holidays we decided to take time off. Best idea ever - we love being off work. Who doesn't, right? Every year our annual Christmas Eve ride is planning according to the weather. This past December 24th we decided to take a long ride to St George Island and get some seafood.
The weather was great all the way down highway 65 and quite warm. Once we turned on Hwy. 98 we ran into fog. Lots of fog. The temperature dropped fairly dramatically and we were actually cold.
Normally you can see the water and the long bridge connecting the island to the mainland from quite a distance. This fog was so dense. Here is what it looks like on most days, photo below.
It was rather ghostly with the fog.
So, the plan to sit on the patio at The Blue Parrot and stare at the Gulf waters and sandy beach was thwarted, You couldn't see the lower deck where people were dining.
I snapped this from the trike as we were rolling down Highway 65. I love the trees lining both sides of the road. As a matter of fact, I was able to get a video while we rode by and the curve of the fender made it look like a fast moving Ferris wheel of trees. Quite pretty. I don't know how to upload that video here.
As we all tend to do on vacations, we ate out a few times, probably more than usual. Bonefish Grill is a nice upscale restaurant in Tallahassee so one day we decided it would be fun to eat at the bar, sip a beer and enjoy. Doug had a burger and I had fish tacos. It's my mission, evidently, to try fish tacos wherever we go. In search of the perfect combo. This definitely ranks in the top 2.
Another place we have eaten recently is the Habana's Boardwalk Cuban restaurant. I was always on about Gordo's restaurant but lately, they have gone downhill. Habana's in AHmazing. This grilled fish dinner was not expensive and you get fresh seafood, quality ingredients.
A good portion of fish with peppers, onions and tomatoes in a wine sauce. Plus black bean soup and Maduras for only $14.99. A bargain.
Lately I have been spending more time on my book site but I want to keep updating here as I would a diary. Also, I am a sucker for journals and recently had quite a few very cool new notebooks given to me. So ...my focus had been elsewhere. But I'll be back.....here. Hopefully more often.
Linking up to Deb at Kahakai Kitchen for her Souper Sunday and with Beth Fish's Weekend Cooking Series.
It's good to get back to posting about food after a short break. Next year I will be getting a flu shot; this bout knocked me for a loop...