It seems like I must be the only blogger on the planet that is writing about fishing without actually catching any fish. I can’t figure out why that is not driving all kinds of traffic to this site. Opps … there’s another $.25 to the jar (see Sarcasm 25 Cents).
Today, my friend and I were super pumped about going to one of the best bass fishing lakes in the world (so they say), Lake Tohopekaliga, in Kissimmee, FL. We were supposed to go a couple of weeks ago, but he ended up having to go to the emergency room that same morning. It’s always exciting to think of slaying the big one and trying to decide what’s big enough to “mount on the wall”. When we got to the boat launch, there was a store where they had some monster bass mounted and on display. In the picture there are two, yes two, 14 pounders on the wall. So now I am about as giddy as a school girl about what we are in for. Heck, by this time I’m thinking of all the endorsements that I will get by the end of the day.
I have to say that we had some close encounters with some big ones. There were three or four that broke the water surface that got the adrenaline pumping. But when the day was done, I didn’t have to worry about all the trouble it was going to be to find a taxidermist to mount that trophy fish.
I have never had a friend with a boat that actually invited me to go fishing with them, so I’m not going to be upset because the fish aren’t participating in my adventure. I am just thankful to be able to spend time on the water, and if you will look around in life, you are surrounded by some pretty amazing things. God has done some amazing work here! So I leave you with some more photos from “Fishing”. Maybe next time there will actually be some fish in the photos!
My wife and I spent the day together a couple of months ago for our 21st anniversary. We didn’t have any big plans, we just wanted to spend the day together. We drove down to Winter Park where she had mentioned that she’s wanted to try out this restaurant called the Winter Park Fish Co. I have to say that I was totally “hooked” (punny right?) with this place. What a great find. It’s a stand alone place that isn’t on Park Ave. With the architectural design they have really made the experience feel like a wharf / fish market. The menu is a bit pricy, but you would expect that if you are getting really nice, fresh fish. And that we did! It was kind of a rainy day which made it a little too cold for us to sit inside. Our waitress was awesome and moved us outside where they have these heaters right besides the high tops (this was April). The heaters look like flat screens with pictures of flames and heat that comes out the bottom. Back to the fish! We started out with an order of hush puppies. For some reason I’m not sure you can have a fish experience without hush puppies. Let me just say that the puppies were barking to you that something good was on the way. I had ordered the Mahi Sandwich and Gidget had the Guatemala Mahi Mahi which is topped with a fresh cranberry jalapeño chutney. Both were absolutely delicious. There is no doubt that we will be going back.