Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Discovering Scenic Clewiston

Off on an adventure today to discover "The Old Florida". Headed West from Wellington to Belle Glade and thought we'd take the OLD road US 27 from Belle Glade west to Clewiston. The sign said Rough Road, but about 1/2 mile down the road to the west, they had it blocked off, but only for the portion in Palm Beach County. Once you get into Hendry County, the rough road was open again; but by then you're already in Clewiston. If you don't know where Clewiston is, don't bother asking, no one else seems to know either.
Off the highway onto the back roads

Deb described this whole are as "the place time forgot". (It's at the south end of Lake Okeechobee)
Tiki Bar

I thought the restaurant next to the famous Tiki Bar might be open, but the place looks like a ghost town in the Summertime. Couldn't find anything in town that looked like a place you'd choose to eat in. At times, you would you had crosses the border into Mexico as the buildings' exteriors were painted like PiƱatas. I stopped to ask directions but the guy didn't speak English, so I had to make do with my Pigeon Spanish. We searched the town for a diner but the only thing we could find was a Bait Shop selling Scented Worms (whatever the hell that was).


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