Sunday, February 26, 2012

Hidden Secrets

Marathon, Florida
24 42.40 081 N 05.68 W

When you stay in one place long enough, you begin to pick up some of the local secrets.  Here are some of Marathong's

  • The best key lime pie we ever tasted can be bought at the Specialty Hardware Store about 4 miles up US 1 from the Marina.

  • The best place to buy steaks is at the local dollar store, Daffy Dougs.  It's true. I swear.
  • The best produce in town, including tasty tomatoes, are found at the Chevron gas station not far from the marina.
  • At the hospital you can get a great lunch for $3 including grouper sandwidch.  Yummy.
  • If you need lettering for your boat name, go to the local pawn shop.
  • To my knowledge the only two places in the world to get a lobster reuben sandwich are at Keys Fisheries, and at the Stuffed Pig, both here in Marathon about 200 yards apart.  Keys Fisheries also serves a delicious blooming onion, big enough for 3-4 people.
  • They don't race horses here, nor greyhounds, but today is the day of the pig races at the Stuffed Pig restaurant.

  • Marathon has a semi secret network of canals and waterfront neighborhoods.  Tourists can drive past in their cars and see nothing.  That's because the people in these houses hang around in their back yards facing the water.   We can't take Tarwathie up the canals but today we toured them in a dinghy with Don and Margaret.  See the aerial picture below.  We went up into that little lake behind Sombrero Country Club.

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