Thursday – February 13, 2014
The Island Fish Co.
Last night a severe thunderstorm, with strong, gusty winds, raced through the Flamingo campground in the Everglades National Park. Several RV’s had sustained substantial damage to their awnings that were left extended during the storm.
The morning started out overcast with a few sprinkles of rain. By 11:00 a.m. the sky had cleared, providing an abundance of warmth from the sunshine. With the temperature in the low seventies, the weather here sure beats what is going on with the weather in Chicago.
We decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day one day early. We traveled quite a distance to one of our favorite restaurants in Marathon, Florida. We arrived at The Island Fish Co. at 4:15 p.m. This restaurant is located on the water and provides a scenic view of the Gulf of Mexico. Boats are permitted to tie up at the restaurant’s dock, while the crew and their guests enjoy a delicious meal at this wonderful restaurant.
We ordered appetizers of conch chowder and tuna tartar. Our main courses consisted of: Stuffed shrimp on a bed of black beans and rice and grilled grouper covered with a chunky pineapple sauce and served on a bed of black beans and rice. We departed well pleased with our dining experience, and once again enjoyed the food preparation and ambience at this delightful restaurant.
We arrived back our campsite at the Flamingo campground at 8:40 p.m.
Total miles traveled today: 240
Tomorrow another adventure begins.