Taking a Trip To Orlando, Baby!

Last weekend, I had a chance to fly down to Orlando, Florida to see a couple of friends including the folks at Bar Harbor Seafood! Rumor has it, they have the best lobster roll in the state, and after the first bite, I was hooked! Bar Harbor is known for their lobster -- they process about 55,000 pounds of lobster a week! That's almost 2.9 million pounds a year!

Here are some of the photos highlighting the trip...

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Lobster lobster lobster! You should see their new lobster tank... All filled with snappin' lobstahs!

Mark Corley was nice enough to take time out of his schedule to walk me through their large facility. He tells me that you can find Bar Harbor products at all the local theme parks! Even Sea World, which is a little awkward...

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Besides the wholesale operation, Bar Harbor has an attached retail market that actually started out as an employee cafeteria. Now, they provide fresh seafood to all the locals, some who even drive from 50 miles away!

And how could I leave out their famous lobster roll. God, it was delicious...

While I was in Orlando, I naturally had to visit a few oyster bars to taste some oysters. I walked in to CityFish Restaurant nearby my hotel to have some oyster shooters, and what do I find on the menu? STANDISH SHORE OYSTERS!

I was so giddy with happiness I could barely contain myself! And of course, I had to tip my hat off to the chef personally for having good taste in oysters. Earned my respect instantly.

Although it was thunderstorming all weekend (so much for Disney World), it was a good trip. Even picked up a few new toys at the Colonial Photo and Hobby store! (Photography is a very expensive hobby...)

To see all the photos from the trip, visit our Flickr page here.

Until next time folks! #eatmoreoysters!

Connie