I have never ever been tempted to eat an Oyster. In fact it is widely known amongst my family and friends that I am not a real Seafood fan. Yes, I know I am crazy and seeing as though I love to live near the ocean you would think I would appreciate the local fresh fish choices during the season.
Friday morning I woke up and was eager to get my running shoes on and explore this place they call St Joe’s Beach. I think this is why I love to run, as long as I have my trainers with me I can see so many new places and exercise at the same time.
Heather kindly drew me a map of her run, I wish I had kept it as I am sure you would of appreciated the Pre-school level instructions as much as I did. After relaying the information to me it was pretty simple….
“Head out the front at the end of the driveway turn right. Keep going to the dead-end, past the nice house on the right, turn right follow round to the lighthouse, not really a lighthouse just a metal construction with a light on the top, go right into the park, across the deck… down to the street and on to the beach and run all the way back. When you see the house with the blue roof head off the beach to the deck, past the Look Out Lounge and back up the street to home.”
Now you know why we are good friends, we are both quite mad though she has a PHD to hide the fact that she is a little bit crazy 🙂
I did not have my camera so continued my run very quickly back to the house. After chugging my Arbonne Protein Shake I headed out with the boys and kids to fish. I headed back up the beach to find it and with my Handy Dandy Iphone snapped him for you all to see!
There was alot of fuss at the fishing poles as I headed back to inform them I had found the odd spiky thing I had seen during my run. Son# 1 had caught his 1st fish ever, and it was the start of our dinner feast.
Unfortunately that was our only catch and Pompano was not on the dinner menu that night. Our little sand crab catcher did an excellent job though.
After heading back from the beach everyone was getting a bit peckish, so it was decided we would go and visit Regan’s Pub and Oyster Bar. Kevin is the Bar manager of this fine establishment, hubby has been there many a time and was obliged to go and say “Hi”
We arrived to see Regan wearing a Coventry City Football shirt, this made my son smile! What a wonderful friendly place this was.
Menus came out and they all started ordering “Oyster’s”… bugger, the menu was either burgers or seafood. NOT what I wanted at all.
The healthiest option for me was baked shrimp and they were fabulous… though they were all raving about their Oyster’s.
Seems they are the best, from the Apalachicola. So if you ever find yourself in St Joe’s Beach Florida, please stop in and say ” Hello” to Kevin and Reagan, tell them I sent you and order a dozen!
Of course those seafood lovers were asking the kids to try them, so I had to be brave when it was my turn. I was amazed at how nice they were baked and topped with Cheese and Jalapeños! I find everything topped with Bacon bloody lovely so I am thinking there was some Bacon too.
I even tried this Bacon flavoured Chocolate and it weren’t half bad!
What strange Bacon Flavoured things have you seen and tried?