Toadfishbar What?

Toad Fish Bar – What?

What the heck is Toad Fish Bar? Well, you have to admit, doesn’t that name paint a picture in your mind when you read those words? Maybe you see a toad and a fish at the bar drinking. Or maybe you see a place straight out of the bayou with a big plate of fried catfish, peanut shells on the floor and lots of bottles. Hmmm I’m getting hungry now writing stuff like that. Whatever you see in your mind’s eye we want it to be great and that is the point of this site. We want to talk about different places from the desert to the sea. You know toads live in the desert and fish live in the sea, right. Get it??

So who doesn’t like visiting different places and enjoying a drink or meal there? Probably not too many people who don’t on the average although I am sure there are some who would rather stay home and read a book. Well that’s all fine and good and we do that also sometimes but then getting out and experiencing different places, people, food, drink (yes let’s not forget drinks) and things can really change a person for the better. My favorite carpet cleaner seems to have it figured out, he is able to go to different places all the time and always has a great story for me. Maybe I should get into the best carpet cleaning in Medford Oregon?

So most of us know people who are well traveled and maybe we are pretty well traveled ourselves. Has it been your experience Continue reading Toadfishbar What?

Tacos Anyone

And we are not talking about Taco Bell here compadre. We are talking fresh, authentic, cooked at home and sold on a cart street vendor tacos. And even better if the area you are eating in is close to the ocean then fish tacos are a must. What, FISH tacos was my first response. Now give me a little room here, I grew up in the desert and fish was not a staple of our diet.

My first fish taco taste was from Rubio’s fish tacos which originated in San Diego CA. He apparently got the idea when visiting the Baja and eating, guess what, street vendor fish tacos. He was a smart guy and brought the idea back to the states and now there are Rubio’s all over the place. Thankfully!

So I was told by my good friend’s wife who grew up in Mexico that using the salsas at the taco stands is OK. She said you should Continue reading Tacos Anyone

Scuba or Snorkel

So my wife was never a big swimmer growing up whereas I swam all summer and spent my days in the water. All winter we swam competitively at an indoor pool and in the summer at the outdoor one. We had a lot of fun and I got very comfortable in the water.

My wife on the other hand was not so comfortable in the water. In fact she had a pretty morbid fear of any water above her neck line. I can understand completely, it does not take much to snatch away a life in the water pretty quickly.

One time we had a pool party and there were a bunch of kids playing in the pool with a bunch of adults around the pool. This was only in a play pool where the water does not get deeper than about 5 feet. One of the kids was pretty stubborn and thought he was a better swimmer than he was. He ventured out into the middle where it was over his head and found out Continue reading Scuba or Snorkel

All Inclusive?

I’m hooked! At least when it comes to all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean coastline areas.

Let me explain. We had been working really hard on a large project and had never been to the Caribbean cost. So we started planning a trip there for some much needed time away and my wife fell in love with pictures of Cozumel and really liked the idea that it was a small island and offered maybe more security than the mainland did. It is more difficult to run away from an island unless you have a private boat at your disposal. Most petty crooks probably don’t have a speed boat so… Continue reading All Inclusive?

Mexico Ahhh

If you live in the southern states in the US then getting to Mexico is likely not that much time or trouble for you compared to others in different areas. Even a lot of northern cities have direct or one stop flights into the great vacation spots in Mexico. If you like Mexico vacations, tequila, fish and scuba diving or snorkeling and happen to live in some cities like Dallas or Houston with direct flights to the great vacation spots like Cancun or Cozumel then you have great opportunities to get away easily for some great vacation times.

Who doesn’t like sitting on a white sand beach, nibbling on some fresh local fruit or salsa and chips while nursing a drink made from fresh squeezed juice and some of your favorite spirits? Not too many will pass that up and I am one of those who will definitely not pass it up. My favorite now a days is tequila and of course Mexico is the place for that. I am astounded at the differences in the fine tequilas available there for sipping. When I was young (yeah that was that a long time ago) we would drink the tequila common to younger people in the states that had the name “gold”, most know what that is. Well for a while I thought Continue reading Mexico Ahhh