Best of the Best

Best of the Best

It’s all Good, but here’s the best of the best. Put these on your bucket lists:

  • Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Munising, MI (11 Aug 2018)
  • Biking Ice Age National Scenic Trail through Point Beach State Forest, Two Rivers, WI (27 Aug 2018)
    If you have time, start in Manitowoc, WI
  • Sugar and powdered sugar sand Clearwater Beach, FL ( 26 Nov 2018)
  • Cayo Costa Key State Park, FL (12 Dec 2018)
  • Shelling on Sanibel and Captiva Islands, FL (6 Jan 2019)
  • Hoffman Cay, Exumas, The Bahamas
  • Pirate’s Lair in the Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park, The Bahamas (27 Feb 2019)
  • Cumberland Island National Seashore, GA (10 May 2019)
  • Hudson River (June 2019)
  • Montreal, QC (24 June 2019)
  • Baie Fine ‘The Pool’ (31 July 2019)
  • Carnaval San Miguel de Cozumel (27 Jan 2020 – 26 Feb 2020)
    9 Feb 2020 Game of Thrones
  • Discover Scuba (and get PADI certified) with Eric at Challenge Diving San Miguel de Cozumel
  • Grafton IL, The Key West of the Midwest, Saturday Night in Grafton, IL
  • Coolest public restroom at Kohler Art Center Sheboygan, WI
  • Frying Pan Shoals off Bald Head Island Cape Fear NC

Best Rum Drinks

  • Rum Punch – Lulu’s – Gulf Shores, FL
  • Mai Tai – Fathoms – Cape Harbour Marina, Cape Coral, FL (Have Lee make it for you. Jan 2019)
  • Key Lime Colada (and the Orange Crunch Cake) – Bubble Room, Captiva Island, FL (6 Jan 2019)
  • Mojitos at Sunsets in San Miguel de Cozumel ( 30-Enero-2020)

Not a rum drink but notable

  • Key Lime Pie martini at Matt’s Kitchen in Perry Hotel, Stock Island, Florida Keys (17-JAN-2021 Sunday). It knocked all my key lime pie tastings out of the water.

Good Eats

  • Half-pound jumbo blue crab cake at Chick and Ruth’s Delly, Annapolis (30 May 2019)
  • Anything at Spano’s Ristorante Italiano, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
    Winner of Best Italian in New Jersey (3 Jun 2019)
  • Butter Tarts from Betty’s at the Peterbourgh, ON farmers market (13 Jul 2019)
  • Butter Tarts from the Georgian Bakery in Midland, ON (27 Jul 2019)
  • Pretzels at Abigail’s in Grafton, IL (24 Aug 2019)
  • Surfing Burrito, Cancun
  • The Fish House, Key Largo FL (18-JAN-2021)
  • Barbary Coast Bar, Wilmington NC (17-19 APR 2021) (Dale’s contribution to this list)
  • Fried green tomatoes with beer cheese, pimentos, banana peppers and basmati vinegar garnish at Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant, New Bern NC.