We have really been enjoying our stay in the Keys. I wish we could stay here through March or April. It’s a wonderful place to spend the winter months.
On the way back from Key West on Friday, we decided to stop and have lunch. We wanted to find a local waterfront restaurant where we could get some good seafood.
I use an App on my Droid phone called “Places.” I find it very handy since we’re in unfamiliar cities very often. You can program any “places” you want. I have places like Post Office, Bank of America, Home Depot, Walmart, restaurants…to name just few. So on the way back from Key West I asked it for restaurants that were close by. We ended up selecting a little waterfront restaurant called the Geiger Key Grill. Another nice thing about this app, is that it gives you directions, a website if there is one, and customer reviews! We find the restaurant reviews very handy.
It was the most beautiful waterfront restaurant we’ve been to. Most of the time, these little places have beautiful views, but the restaurants are a little dumpy. This place was not like that at all. It was new looking and very clean and had amazing views.
It turned out there is an rv park, and marina there as well…and what a nice rv park it is. It’s called Geiger Key Marina and Rv Park.
We ordered the Hogfish Sandwich platter. Hogfish is in the snapper family and is one of the best fish you can eat. They are very hard to catch and most people just get them when spearfishing. The prices were pretty high, but we splurged and both ordered the Hogfish sandwich….for $15.95! I sure hated to spend that much, but if was worth every penny and we’ll definitely go back again!
It was a very large sandwich and we could have easily have split one…but we didn’t and we both ate every bit of the sandwich! We’ve been dreaming of that sandwich ever since!
We would love to spend some time at this campground. It’s facing some beautiful mangrove islands. The water was a deep turquoise color but the pictures don’t reflect the color well.
The next picture shows the restaurant view and further down the walkway is the campground.
view from the campground waterfront site
The campground is a Passport America cg so from May through September, you can stay here for half price, which is about $60. The waterfront sites were plenty large for big rigs and easy enough to get into.
There is a marina and kayak launch (free) at the end of the road. We hope to get back for another fish sandwich and a kayak paddle in the beautiful water. The water was clear and pretty and we saw lots of fish right from the restaurant.
We’ve been busy kayaking. We kayaked at Bahia Honda State Park and yesterday we went to Curry Hammock State Park. More on that later.