The Park had plenty of wildlife and we saw many Gopher Turtles, a lot of deer including the 8 point Buck in the picture below, and lots of shore birds.
As luck would have it for Josie, the town of Fernandina was having an off season shrimp festival. It is usually held on the first weekend of May, but due to covid they had to cancel it for the past two years. So, they decided to throw a mini festival this fall. We had to try the Shrimp Pie that was offered by the local Vietnam Veterans Association. A few nights later we had a drink at the Palace Saloon, the oldest bar in Florida. We followed that up with a fantastic meal and boat drinks at the Thirsty Pelican down on the waterfront.
On one of our days here we drove up Highway 1 to Titusville and checked out a few antique stores along the way. after that we had dinner at the Dixie Crossroads, one of our favorite restaurants, where the specialty is Rock Shrimp. Rock Shrimp look like miniature lobsters and they are very tasty. On another afternoon we found Waldo's restaurant and bar right on the beach in Vero Beach, where we had boat drinks and listened to a live band. The local brewery had a name we had to look up on Google and if you are curious to what it means you can look it up too. Besides a good porter and stout, they also served tater tot poutine, a great twist on a Canadian dish.
We drove highway A1A down the length of Jupiter Island, which is home to many of the pro golfers including Tiger Woods and soon to be Phil Michelson. We would love to show you some of the many waterfront mansions but the whole road is bordered by high hedges and you really can't see any houses. After the drive we enjoyed a couple of boat drinks and a great dinner on the river with the beautiful Jupiter Lighthouse across the river.
Cathy told us about a restaurant called Leftovers that she and Scott had eaten at on a visit to Jupiter We found out that it and its sister restaurant the Food Shack were the top two restaurants in Jupiter. She recommended the Sweet Potato Encrusted Daily Catch. Glad she did as it was very good. Our friend Robert said we should try Harry and The Natives restaurant in Hobe Sound. We had a great lunch there on our last day in town.
Tomorrow we move to Delray Beach for the next 6 months.