Sunday, May 30, 2010

Good times with camping neighbors

Today we drove over to Ponce Inlet and toured the lighthouse. This lighthouse is supposed to be the tallest one in Florida. Making it to the top sure gives your legs a workout but the view is well worth it once you get there. The strong breeze blowing is wonderful.

By the time we left the lighthouse it was lunchtime. John will usually Google the areas we go to before sightseeing and searches for interesting places to eat. The choice today was a dockside restaurant/bar called “Down the Hatch”. The weather was so nice we sat outside on the dock and watched the boats go by. John chose a seafood sampler platter that consisted of fried fish, scallops, oysters, shrimp, new potatoes and hushpuppies. I decided on the shrimp sandwich. The atmosphere and service were both great but they need to learn how to cook fried shrimp. It was very bland and flavorless. John said the best part about his food was the fish. I guess I am just missing the “seasoned” Mississippi catfish and shrimp.

On the way back to the campground we passed through Daytona and saw the Daytona Speedway. Sure wish I was going to a race there.

Tonight we had dinner outside with our neighbor campers, Darren and Vena. We met them the other night when they were setting up on the site next to ours. We have really enjoyed their company. They had grilled some BBQ ribs and had some potato salad. We contributed baked beans and garlic bread. The food was delicious. Thank you Darren and Vena for a wonderful meal.

After dinner we decided to play some 10 Penny. Just before we got started another couple from the camper behind us asked it they could join in. All six of us played cards until after 1:30 a.m. We had a great time.

Remember to laugh everyday. Happy trails. Stay safe.

1 comment:

  1. Isn't this lifestyle just the greatest?? You meet so many fabulous folks. Have fun!! :)

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)