Wauchula, FL - Events of Tuesday, March 4 to Thursday, March 6, 2017
We originally planned to leave Florida the week after Easter; but with all the projects we did around our site, with Margery's becoming editor of the co-op newsletter, and with our involvement with so many committees and meetings at the co-op, we didn't feel we had time to relax and to do much sightseeing this winter. Therefore, we decided to push our departure back a couple of weeks and stay in Florida a little longer.
The final end-of-season meeting was held last Monday afternoon. The first thing we did with our free time was to head back to the Wauchula Family Restaurant on Tuesday afternoon. When we wrote about our first stop there in our last post, we mentioned the inside was rather quaint. Unfortunately, the photos we took last time didn't show much of the interior so this time we took a photo of the bird house-themed decor. There are bird houses and pictures of bird houses everywhere.
When we went to the Wauchula Family Restaurant the first time we had grouper, but we saw they also had half-pound burgers. We love the half-pound burgers at Dee's Place in Sebring so we knew we wanted to go back to try the ones at Wauchula Family Restaurant to see how they compared. Like the ones at Dee's, the half-pounders at Wauchula Family Restaurant cost around $7, the ground beef is fresh, not frozen, and burgers are hand-pattied. For $1 additional, we added fries to each of our burgers. That also includes complimentary cole slaw.
The burgers were outstanding. They were just as big and just as good as those at Dee's Place. The fries - not so much. While crispy outside, the fries were mushy inside because they are thick-cut and they are frozen. Dee's fries are probably frozen too, but they are thinner which seems to cut down on the mushiness. The cole slaw was just a small sample, which was just as well because the flavor was just so-so.
On Thursday, we headed down to Sarasota to stop at Lens Crafters to order new glasses for Paul. Afterward, we drove a couple of exits north on I-75 to stop at the Ellenton Factory Outlet to look for new shorts for Paul. After the outlet mall, we stopped at Anna Maria Oyster Bar for fried clam strips ($9.99).
Margery had onion straws ($1.99 extra) and slaw for her sides, and Paul had boiled red potatoes and slaw. Everything was yummy.
After enjoying some relaxation time and a couple of leisurely meals out, we decided to do some sightseeing. We'll tell you where we went in our next post.