Port St. Joe, FL pier

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

When I was a kid, my buddies and I spent our Summers spearfishing around this pier. It is in St. Joseph's Bay just west of downtown Port St. Joe, Fl two blocks off Highway 98. (Click on the photo for a larger picture.) The largest flounder I ever saw, came out of this bay.

Posted by Hosie at 8:32 PM  

Toucan's in Mexico Beach, FL

We always try to eat here whenever we go to Port St. Joe. The snow crab legs are a good value and are always delicious. Also, try their tuna tataki. It's the nearest thing to sushi you'll get in this little community.
Click here to see a panaramic view of Mexico Beach, here for live webcam.

Posted by Hosie at 10:32 AM  

Brookstones Grill Alert

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

I received a Brookstone's Grill Alert talking remote thermometer for Christmas this year. It includes a base station, a remote thermometer, and a probe with a wireless transmitter that monitors your food so that you don't have to. Just set up the base station, connect the probe to the transmitter, and turn on both the base and the handheld unit.

Twice I have decided to smoke (a turkey and a Boston butt) over the weekend when it was cold and raining out. The smoker was just off the deck in the backyard and I monitored the temperature from the kitchen window - about 20 feet away. I actually carried the remote upstairs ~ 50 feet away. When your entree reaches the temperature you select, it audibly says, "You're entree is ready.".

Read the cnet.com review here....

I lost the manual and couldn't remember how to synch-up the base and remote. When you first turn them on, you must press the little reset button on each within 60 seconds. Just so you know.

Posted by Hosie at 11:43 PM  

Tour de Georgia

Thursday, February 17, 2005

The blue train with Lance Armstrong (in yellow) at the Tour de Georgia 2004. This photograph was taken during the 128 mile stage 6 south of Hiawassee. The road leads to Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia.
Lance announced Wednesday that he is going to race in the Tour de France this July and the Tour de Georgia. Visit the Tour de Georgia website at www.tourdegeorgia.com.

Posted by Hosie at 8:00 PM