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TIN FISH , TODAY A NATIONAL RESTAURANT GROUP TRULY SHINES AT OFFERING FRESH SEA FOODS!

 

 

Lake Okeechobee residents are making daily and nightly pilgrimages for their great seafood fare!
Lake Okeechobee residents are making daily and nightly pilgrimages for their great seafood fare!

APtravelnews-November 19th, Bob & Barb at Lake Okeechobee, FL.-Great fish and seafood restaurants are hard to find all across America, for sure there are a few in each state and city, but compared to burgers, chicken houses,  Chinese and Japanese Sushi places, sub shops and cafés, they are far and few between.  Well, here comes The Tin Fish and today from California through the Midwest to Florida there are excellent foods of the sea available at quite moderate prices, but offering top of the line foods. Probably no where else can you order special salmon, Whitefish, Cod Tacos, grilled shrimp, Lobster Bisque and so many other dishes for so little “green backs.”

Open and bright, Tin Fish Restaurants are a model of consistently offering fresh and tasty offerings.
Open and bright, Tin Fish Restaurants are a model of consistently offering fresh and tasty offerings.

Their newest location is in Sarasota, Florida and after opening up last year in Lake Okeechobee area, the restaurant has wooed locals and tourists alike and drew Barbara and I for a visit yesterday. Barb much enjoyed her order of corn & shrimp chowder that I also tried as she tried my fresh clam chowder. Good is not the word for them. Great is a better word! My luncheon platter included grilled, firm and tasty shrimp and a filet of Mahi Mahi as this deep ocean fish is called in Hawaii and Dolphin Fish as it is called in the Florida Keys! A special blend “spicy (but not too) cole slaw complimented my dish as it did Barbs Salmon plate. Promise there were no leftovers and we were very well satisfied with the taste and freshness of our “foods from the sea.” We did try a special dessert well worth the wait after dinner as a topper-off of our meals. Cinnamon Ice Cream and Carrot Cake-Wowser!!

Lake Okeechobee themed Tin Fish offers spectacular salmon dishes and offers Jalapeno corn bread too!
Lake Okeechobee themed Tin Fish offers spectacular salmon dishes and offers Jalapeno corn bread too!

Check out Tin Fish on the Web for a full menu spread and locations across the USA that you can happily indulge in great cuisine for yourself:  www.thetinfishrestaurants.com

And if you want information on getting in on the ground floor of their franchise opportunities, get in touch with Joe at 619-708-1134

Salmon with homemade slaw and fixin's!
Salmon with homemade slaw and fixin’s!

TrekCel3300 from Celestron Revives Our Device Charges and Lights Up Too! Some Kind of Flashlight With This Terrific Item!

Small and convenient to carry, but also powerful and useful in more than one way 1
Small and convenient to carry, but also powerful and useful in more than one way 

APtravelnews-November 14th, Bob and Barb at Goose Holler’ Farm, TN.–

Yes, there are a zillion different kinds and manufacturers of flashlights out there, but do any also charge your cell phone and other small electronic devices? One of them does! Not only does this powerful, rechargeable flashlight light the way in dark places, but it recharges from your laptop and also has simple connects and adapter to charge cell phone, Ipads, tablets, and a wide array of other electronic devices. Celestron makes a variety of interesting and useful electronic items and this is just one of them that I will not leave home without. No kidding, I plugged in my Samsung Note when it was low on charge when I was out and about and expecting a call, the flashlight/Charger took care of the business of keeping me In Charge!

Check out www.celestron.com you will be amazed at the items they offer!

Image Montage-Some More of My Favorites!

 

This Whale Shark was dragged all over on ice  caught by a guy in Florida in the olden days of American angling. He sold tickets to view its carcass!

Ted Williams was a good friend to me in the Keys! He is missed by many!
Ted Williams was a good friend to me in the Keys! He is missed by many!
Worked my butt off on this book! A difficult one to write as all I could do was scratch the surface on the topic! But, it was fun to-learned much during research learning!
Worked my butt off on this book! A difficult one to write, as all I could do was scratch the surface on the topic! But, it was fun too-learned much during research efforts!
Barbara just loves stuffed bears. A visit to the Vermont Bear Company was special!
Barbara just loves stuffed bears. A visit to the Vermont Bear Company was special!
Herbert Hoover fishing in the Keys. Like you to consider that you should never trust a President who doesn't fish!
Herbert Hoover fishing in the Keys. Like you to consider that you should never trust a President who doesn’t fish!

Knives The Worlds First and Most Important Tools of Survival & Pleasure

My "Good Old" new Buck. If your into knives, you never have enough models to use and admire!
My “Good Old” new Buck. If your into knives, you never have enough models to use and admire!

APtravelnews-Knoxville, TN.-October 31st–Without a doubt, the knife and all its iterations (swords, spear heads, sharp blades) for a myriad of needs down through the history of man on earth, is probably the most important evolving  innovation in history. Today, knives are used and also collected by millions of people throughout the world (I just sent a collector in Germany, a military Swiss Army Knife style item from the 1930’s) Today, knives are also big business, very big business indeed! Knives are a multi-billion dollar business-all manner of folders and hunting style knives are bought in shops, mail order, on e-bay, Amazon, privately through collectors, etc. Frankly, as an outdoors oriented person who fishes, hunts, plays with throwing knives and hatchets as a hobby, or any other of mine and others pursuit in the outdoors, or of course, indoor sports such as carving, I wouldn’t leave home without my trusty blade. For today, I’m profiling a few knives that would work for anyone heading out on a hike, to fish, hunt, camp or just have with them for even the mundane opening of a letter, box or cutting a thread or rope. The following three knives are all hunter,  (will profile folders at a later date) non-folders:

Buck Knives have always been a standard of excellence and when I first met Buck Senior, he told me that “excellence is always what we strive for to be the best at what we do to make “keeper” knives that become heirlooms.” This Buck Omni Hunter is part of Chuck’s family of sportsmen and womans knives. Specs: 7 ¾ overall with a 3 ¼ 420 HC Stainless Drop Point blade. Handle: Black rubberized thermoplastic with a lanyard hole. Heavy Nylon belt sheath MSRP: $45.95  www.buckknives.com

 

Kershaw Antelope Hunter ll,  is a fine tool of a knife it comes in hunter orange and black. You can trust the finger grooved co-polymer handle to stay firmly in your hand through the thick and thin of blazing your trail.Specs:  overall length is 8 1/8 with a 3 5/8—8Cr13 MoV Stainless steel blade. Finger grooved Co-polymer handle in orange or black. It comes with a leather belt sheath MSRP: $34.95  www.kershawknives.com

Shrade SharpFinger comes in a brown, orange or camo handled stainless steel knife. I personally have an originally made knife for the past 3-decades and think it is the most ergonomic knife in my collection. As its namesake says, it is really like an extension of the index finger allowing precision in cutting open a fish or any cutting job at home or on the trail. A great knife to carry anytime! Specs: 7-inch overall length full tang for strength. The 3 ½ stainless steel blade is Cr 17 MoV High Carbon. A through- the- tang -lanyard hole. MSRP:  $25.95 www.taylorbrandsllc.com

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Shrade always comes through! This neat knife is one I carry often around the farm!
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Taylor Made Kershaw, a fine knife that works for anyone needing a reasonable priced non-folder!