Sunday, January 12, 2014

2014 Florida Trip - Lightsey's

After being behind the wheel of the motor home for two days and 725 miles, I didn’t want to go anywhere our first day in FL and we spent it getting set up, looking around the resort, and taking the shots on the previous post.  One of our discoveries was the Tiki-Hut and fishermen Mike from New Mexico, Bill from WV (my home state), and Dave from Sevier County, TN (about an hour’s drive from us) - it’s an amazingly small world.

I just love the friendliness and helpfulness of fellow RVers and at Bill’s suggestion, within a day we had something on order to hopefully solve our continuing issue with weak campground wf-fi systems.  It’s an Alfa AWUS036NHR - High-Gain 2000mw 2W 802.11 B/G/N Wireless USB Network Adaptor, whatever that is.

The second day we drove about 5 miles up and down US-441 to check out the immediate area (found nothing) then headed up to Okeechobee to visit with our friends from home, Ron and Nancy, who spend the winters there.  After visiting with them, they took us on a tour of Okeechobee (which didn’t take very long) then to Lightsey’s Restaurant (Trip Advisor - 4 stars) where they will cook the fish you provide them.

Can you believe I failed to take a food shot so let me say that for $7.50 they cooked our fish and provided three sides which were enough for a meal by themselves.  I had fries, fried green tomatoes, collard greens and my fish (with Bev's) was deep fried Cajun style - you should have seen that platter full.  The sides were all good but the fish was outstanding with a light crispy batter and nice Cajun flavor – it also helped that the fish were caught just the night before.

The visit, the tour, and the meal were a great way to begin our FL visit – thanks Ron and Nancy.

While I didn't get any food photos at the restaurant, I got some of the leftover fish sandwich while included Irish cheddar and leftover Lemon Caper Sauce from an earlier meal.

It wasn't as crisp as right out of the fryer, but it was still really good and the sauce worked well with it, as did the slaw Bev whipped up.

Photos best if enlarged by clicking on them.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


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  1. Sounds like you are getting settled in and becoming familiar with the area. How cool that they will cook you own fish to order. Did you catch a fish or bring one from home, or if you don't have a fish to bring, can you still eat there?

  2. Are you going to stay at that same park the whole trip? I know a lot of people do that. Looks great and I look forward to more of your adventures. Go Broncos!

  3. Good Luck with your new Wi-Fi... We have one through Verizon (Mi-Fi) and have had it for 2-3 yrs. It works well as long as we have a Verizon signal.... That is about 90% of the time for us so far!

    I'm sure you all will eat well on your latest trip. Nice to catch up with folks you know since they will know the good restaurants.


  4. Larry, I know that you didn't catch the fish... Thanks to Ron and Nancy you had meat with those sides! The sandwich looked great! The next time you go to LIghtsey's, don't forget to take pictures of the food. Looking forward to your ongoing adventures! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  5. It sounds as if you got your Florida stay off to a great start. I hope your Wi-Fi adapter solves the problem of weak signals. We have our own personal Wi-Fi through Verizon which works well. We use it when traveling and is our backup at home if Comcast goes down.

  6. This is a great way to start off 2014! Good luck with the WiFi problem.

  7. Welcome back to Florida! Enjoy your time. And getting the wifi up to speed important!


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