When we travel I always like to take the opportunity to learn something and our recent trip to Florida allowed me the opportunity to have some much needed down time and while Chris slaved away working I was able to decompress and plot my strategy for taking down and putting away those Christmas decorations when I got back home. Ugh.
We had some great meals and checked out some great beaches in our ever continuing search for the perfect beach. You know we will find it one of these days and we definitely know what we like and what we don’t like by this point.
So what did I learn while in Florida?
Steaks at the Texas Cattle Company in Lakeland, Florida are big and tasty and have a unique taste due to being cooked over citrus and oak woods. Yum.Florida Starbucks can get my name correct but I suspect it is because I did not add the “Ann” to it.Fish tacos taste better when eaten beach side even if it is windy. Hats off to the Beachhouse Waterfront Restaurant on Anna Marie Island for the fabulous spread. Yes, literally—hats off. Lighthouses don’t have to be located near water. They can actually guard over parking lots and businesses. Beaches were segregated for a very long time. A very long time.All of the beaches we visited during this trip were different. Some were pristine, some unpopulated, some really crowded, some full of shells, some devoid of shells, but all were lovely.The beach is the perfect place to ring in the new year.Finally, sunsets on the beach are worth waiting for.
Do you have any fun Florida facts to add to my list? Feel free to add them in the comments section and remember that all comments go to support our Comments for a Cause this month.
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Wow! I can’t get over that beach with all the shells! Hope you didn’t walk barefoot! Reminds me of the time Geoff and I went to Sanibel Island because we heard it was beautiful and had a ton of shells. There was nothing! I think we must have stayed on the wrong side of the island or something! Oh well…..
I did walk barefoot on some of them but this one it was a little too chilly for barefooting. The whole beach was not covered in shells like this –just deposits like this along the way where the tide had brought them in but there were quite a few shells, that is for sure. We have been to Sanibel as well –it is a lovely place.
What a fun trip and I’m still jealous of those fish tacos!!
Those were some superb fish tacos, let me tell you!
I’ve never been to Florida, so I was really surprised by all of those shells packing that beach. I did not realize they could be that thick. No walking barefoot, I assume. I’ve also never had a fish taco. Or a steak, for a really really long time. Both look delish.
The whole beach was not like this –it was just sections where the tide had dropped huge amounts of shells in one place. But some of the beaches were very “shelly”. I love all kinds of beaches–even the rocky ones. Fish tacos are amazing. You need to give them a try sometime.
Florida sunsets are incredible, but the sunsets in Key West on Mallory Square are amazing! Between all the people there selling things, the let’s just say characters that are there (such as the tin man who paints himself) and all the other artists, I have a blast there every time we go there.
While it is rocky and swimming is not the best food on Duval Street is amazing as well. Crabby Dicks is to die for!
I know that really fabulous people are born in FL too 😉
Yep– Micah was born there! ?