Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Adventure 2011

This is a little out of order, but I lost the photos.  I mean they were NOT in either camera nor on either computer.  Today, 7 days later, I found them on an external hard drive in a weirdly named folder.  I have NO idea...
I guess Guy leaves a poster wherever he has been.

It all started when we saw an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives that featured a "dive" on the St. Johns River near Jacksonville, Florida called Singletons Seafood Shack.
Our lunch destination
Hey!  That would be right on our way to our Winter home from Michigan!!!  So the address was entered into the GPS.  We were within sight of Jacksonville, FL around lunch time the second day of our trip.  We followed the GPS and found ourselves at a ferryboat landing.  BUT the ferry was out of service and undergoing repairs.  Now what?  The GPS wasn't much help.  We drove around looking for something that might help and located a ranger in a State park.  He gave us some good directions but it entailed going back to Jacksonville to cross the St. Johns River via a bridge, then driving back up the other side...all told about an hour.
A Naval Ship Yard
We saw some interesting ships in the Naval Station and wondered if all the helicopter security might have to do with the beautiful exotic-looking stealth battleship docked there. 
Beautiful exotic looking Stealth Ship

Finally we found the seafood restaurant by the ranger's directions, certainly not with the GPS, this time.
There's our truck...proves we were there.

I am not a seafood lover but the smoked fish dip and cracker appetizer was to DIE for!  We carefully saved the left-over and bought two more to share with friends at our destination.
The decidedly UN-fancy front porch
The original owner liked building model ships and had a regular museum.
He had a long conversation when he paid and learned some interesting facts.
More of the models.

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