Written by cycleguy on October 15th, 2017

I’d like to continue my travelogue for a post or two more. Eating is a staple of any vacation…unless you are on a dieting vacation where you watch all you eat. That was my kind. I watched it from my plate to my mouth. Besides Aunt Catfishes we also ate at Joe’s Crabshack.

We have heard a lot about Joe’s but have never eaten there. It was a long walk down the beach to Joe’s but well worth it. I had shrimp and fish and Jo had fish and chips. Interesting fact: I asked our waiter if they had any hurricane damage and he said, “No. The windows are hurricane windows and stood the test.”  That certainly can’t be said of all the buildings around there.

On Thursday we took the suggestion of one of the men from the church and visited Ponce Inlet. They have a famous lighthouse there, a beautifully build brick one as you can see.








The Ponce Inlet is named after Ponce de Leon, an early traveler and founder. The lighthouse had 203 steps and in the 85+ degree heat neither Jo nor I were willing to tackle walking the steps, especially with the $7 each price tag. So I settled for 3 souvenirs I brought back for Ryan, Diana, and myself. Here they are:

They are to remind us Jesus is the Light of the World and we shine His light for Him to be seen. The above picture on the right tells you a little bit about the lighthouse.

We were going to eat lunch at…are you ready for this name?…”Down the Hatch” but it was closed due to the hurricane damage it sustained. They catch the fish and bring it in and cook it right on the spot. I was sort of disappointed but that’s the way it is.

We weren’t the only ones who wanted to eat. As we walked away from Joe’s I saw these birds lined up along the top of the railing. I don’t know if they were looking for some unsuspecting person to play “bombs away” with or whether they were looking for food to scavenge. I told Jo they looked like they were getting ready to pounce.

And finally, don’t let them kid you they don’t have something for everyone. We were able to get Braden a t-shirt which said, “Legends are born in October.” Don’t have a picture of that one. But I do have a picture of one made just for me because they knew I was coming!

I know…sick. But had to have some fun along the way. Tomorrow will be my last travelogue journey. We had a tremendous week. I hope you enjoy coming along for the ride.



5 Comments so far ↓

  1. Larry says:

    Pretty cool, Bill. I like lighthouses.

  2. ceil says:

    Hi Bill! I’m so glad you weren’t dieting on vacation. Such a waste that would be! I’ve never been to Joe’s Crab Shack either, but it sounds wonderful.
    My husband just spotted that teeshirt about the flexed arms while we were on a little ‘get-away’ weekend. Too funny!
    I’m so glad that some places escaped major damage,

  3. Yes, I really am enjoying coming along for the ride, Bill. Of course, now you’ve got me wanting some fresh seafood. Lol! Let’s see if I can get Danny to buy some this week . . .

  4. cycleguy says:

    We are just so happy that you two enjoyed your adventures. This comment is from Jerry & Gail Horn, the folks who made it possible to go.

  5. floyd says:

    That’s awesome! Love that light house analogy. Next time maybe you could catch and cook your own fish!