From Urban Dictionary…Linner: The meal between lunch and dinner, just as brunch is the meal between breakfast and lunch.
We rarely go out to dinner but love to enjoy Linner occasionally and today was such a day. After several emails back and forth, we settled on Tamara’s Café in Apalachicola at 3 PM.
Rick and I hadn’t yet explored Apalachicola so we arrived early. Apalachicola is a small town at the mouth of the Apalachicola River and maybe, 30 miles from Ho-Hum RV Park. We drove around, walked around, checked out a few local establishments including the Apalachicola Sponge Co. who has a pretty cool spongeman sitting outside :)
We happened upon the Raney House and decided to take the tour.
David Raney made his fortune in cotton.
We learned that, prior to Florida becoming a state, it was split in half. West Florida with Pensacola as it’s capital and East Florida with St. Augustine as it’s capital. What we know as central and southern Florida was still swampland at that time. When they combined and eventually became a state, a central city, Tallahassee, became capital.
If we had more time, and there’s always a next time, I’d love to spend more time in this little town. It may be mostly touristy stuff but there is history here and you never know what you might find. :)
It was time to meet our Linner companions. It’s Sherry and David!
Tamara’s was a wonderful choice that we happened upon by accident. The food was absolutely wonderful! Sherry and David had the oyster poor boy sandwiches, Rick had the Creole Pasta and I had one of the daily specials of a Key West pork chop with rice and black beans. Everyone was happy with their choices.
Although we were all full when we finished, somehow we managed to drag ourselves next door to the Apalachicola Chocolate Co. where we all enjoyed a gelato for dessert.
Several hours and much good conversation later, we left them to do their grocery shopping and we returned to Lucy to ready her for a move to Grayton Beach State Park tomorrow. We totally enjoyed our visit and hope to meet again soon. Thanks, Sherry and David!
Thanks for stopping by.