We spent the day wandering around Florida again, picking up some caches and working our way to the East Coast. It was a lot of small towns and back roads...interesting travel in many ways when you're not in a rush to get somewhere. It was a peek into "old" Florida and the cities that were probably full of tourists fifty years ago or more before everyone bustled to their destination on the interstate,
The plan is to be sitting at Space View Park in Titusville tomorrow when the space shuttle lifts off. Well, we're hoping it lifts on anyway...our luck hasn't been real good in that department. But it's due for a change...right?
So when we checked into the hotel this evening, we had to wait a few minutes while the clerk gave the people ahead of us a run-down of the best dining choices in the area. Of course, we eavesdropped. At the top of her list was one serving Latin food and she raved about it. In fact, she was so convincing we decided to give it a try; after all, we're into food adventures.
And overall it was a great choice. Wayne ate a chicken and yellow rice dish smelled wonderful and he said it was even better than the smell. I chose roast pork and while it was good, the black beans and fried plantains that came with it were even better. What I didn't like was the yucca that also came on the plate. It's a root vegetable used much like potatoes in Latin recipes. Mine looked like a section of a giant white carrot cut in half lengthwise but the texture and tastes wasn't at all potato-like. It was mealy and just...well...yucky. And I can't tell you what the reddish bits on top of it were but they weren't any better than the yucca.
Maybe it's an acquired tasted...but it'll be a while before I give it another try.