Friday, February 24, 2012

Moving Northward to Myrtle Beach

Well, we left Okeechobee Florida, headed north and in 11 hours we pulled into Myrtle Beach, we didn't push it and took our time,  there is a big change in the Temps between here and Florida but it will be even cooler when we get to New York so this will work out OK, 

We did notice a lot of traffic headed down for the Daytona 500.

It was a nice day to be on the Beach.

We are staying in the Older part of Myrtle Beach on South Ocean Blvd. at the Sea Horn, we have stayed here quite a few times and like it, the pool is inside and set at 80 degrees.

We enjoyed ourselves at the Myrtle Beach State Park and got some sun and sand.

My Sandals are a size 12 and this guy could hurt you if stepped on !

We enjoyed a nice cook-out at the Beach.

The food, weather and company was great!

Attacked by a Bear at Sons of Guns at "Broadway at the Beach" !!

One good thing about the Bear Attack was I skinned him and made me a nice wig !!!!

Monday, February 20, 2012


I turned 65 years old today.

My Honey took me to the Kissimmee River to Lightsy's Rest. for a nice lunch.

Tuesday morning, 2/21/12 we leave florida for Myrtle Beach.

Friday, February 17, 2012


Well, its time to move on, We have been here in Florida since November, back home in New York so far they have had NO SNOW of record.  There is hardly any Ice, many Ice Fishing Derbies were cancelled.

We are headed out for Myrtle Beach, the weather will play out on when we head for New York and hopefully no snow.

I had to get in one last day of fishing and did pretty good sitting out back on the deck.

Monday February 20th is my 65th Birthday and we are heading tuesday Morning for Myrtle Beach, I am gonna go up and find some treasure.

This picture below is my 60 th Birthday I celebrated 5 years ago down in Margaritiville in Key West.

Don't forget our Veterans.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Sour Orange Festival

Down here in Lakeport, Florida they have trees growing, they are Sour Orange Trees, they been here forever, theres not many left as they were replaced by the sweeter Orange Trees, so every year they have their "Sour Orange Festival"

There were a lot of people here today, there were vendors, booths for food, displays and also interesting things to see and "SOUR ORANGE PIE" !!!

I  enjoyed this ole girl that came down from Kentucky on all 4 cylinders !!!

There was Bluegrass, Gospel and we got to watch some very good cloggers !

There were also the younger youth that were learning to clog and they were delightful to watch and cheer on.

We could have had chicken on a stick, or sausage, french fries, or other foods but we went for the main event, we had the special "Bar-B-Q " Ribs, coleslaw, fried potatoes and hush puppies and sweet tea,  all very good.

We were a well fed happy Couple !!

After eating we went and got our slice of "Sour Orange Pie",  I had never had it before and was expecting something sour, wrong, this was a very delicious, smooth, creamy texture p[ie and if they had not sold out I would have bought a pie to take home.  All in all it was a great day !!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sugar Cane

Well, we decided to attend the Ortona Sugar Cane Festival,  it is a demonstration of the sugar Cane Harvest and Processing, it was well worth attending. There was Bluegrass, clogging, food and crafts.

The sugar cane grown in fields and gets very tall, the outside leaves are brown and dry,  to remove this surplus they burn the sugar cane field and remove it so that it does not clog the machines that process it/

I am standing in front of a 1904 Golden Crusher they used to squeeze the liquid out of the sugar cane, when this liquid come out it is very reddish brown and sweet.

This site is an Indian Burial Site, there are mounds that were built where the ortona indians were buried but people dug up the sites, removed the pottery, jewlery and items of value before fences were installed and it was protected, Anna Mae and I are standing on a wooden walk way that goes over the top of a burial mound.

Anna Mae is standing at the base of a burial mound, directly behind her behind the trees and scrub brush there was a BlueGrass Band, Cloggers, and the served either Chicken or Pork Lunches which were delicious.    These are the sugar canes after they are burnt and cut, the white color is not ripe but the red color is ready and had liquid in it and tastes sweet.   All in all it was a great time, we were near the Caloosahatchee River in Ortona.   The place does not look like much but you drive back into near the river and you will see hugh Boats, Sail Boats, Scooners, Beautiful Houses and a Yacht Basin on the River, there is some Big, Big Bucks in this area hidden from view back in the woods.

Never forget our Veterans!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Cooking fish and Burgers

Well, we have stayed busy traveling around this place, finding things we have missed, fishing and mostly eating,  the other night I cooked us some "Salmon"  I bought a Cedar Plank at Wally World, soaked it overnight in some salty water, got a nice piece of Salmon at the fish store and came home and prepared to cook salmon for the first time.

I washed the salmon, dried it off, rubbed it with brown sugar, sprinkled it with Onion and Garlic Powder, some bay seasoning and some Creole Seasoning and then rubbed the cedar plank with Olive Oil and placed the salmon skin side down on the board, ***You have to cut a piece of aluminum foil just a little smaller than the cedar board so that when the cedar plank starts to burn and smoke you lift it up and sit it on the aluminum foil.  The heat actually goes thru the cedar plank into the fish cooking it.

Sounds like a lot of work but when the Salmon was done it was served on a bed of long grain brown rice and greem beans and it was delicious .

The next meal was down at Oakie-Tanie Park on the Kissimmee River, we went down early and fished for Catfish, thantook a break and cooked our lunch,  we had some nice fresh hamburg, made burgers, I built a nice charcoal fire, opened a can of Bush Beans, and set the burgers and beans on the grill when it got hot.

We added Lays Potatoe chips and enjoyed a nice meal !!

  • The only thing biting were Catfish, we didn't get any bass or Specs, fishing has been poorly along the river, hopefully after the next full moon it will get better.