Monday, September 24, 2012

The Destin locals time!

It was a busy weekend. No time to waste so let’s get right to it. It started Thursday with Tiffany, Sunshine Cindy and her parents going to the harbor for the afternoon. They started with lunch at Dewey Destin’s. The food was okay but nothing to write home about. They walked down to Crab Island Cantina and had some Margarita’s. They always do a great job with them if you upgrade the tequila. They all had a good afternoon. That evening Sunshine Cindy, Tiffany and myself went to Sago Sports bar. We watched some football and had some dinner. It was a perfect evening on their patio. We ran into Tim the barber. He was celebrating his 25th year being in business in Destin. And I do mean he was celebrating!

Fun on the Sea Blaster

Friday the ECPHC was sponsoring a dolphin/sunset cruise on the Seablaster. Sunshine Cindy was going and I was going to wait for her and the crew at the Tipsy Turtle were Jan was playing. Cindy and I grabbed some food at the Crazy Lobster and I had my Abita beer fix. Kenny came in. He was going on the boat too. The folks on the boat had a blast. They passed the Turtle hooting and hollering. Of course free beer and wine will do that.

Dolphins ahead

Meanwhile at the Turtle a good crowd was there. Rick, Charlene and even Bart from Banana Bart’s fame was having a few drinks. Tommy and the usual gang was around the bar and Matt was behind it. Not too long after I got there and set up our Crab Island Mambo merch some nicely dressed people came in. It turns out Turtle (Eric) and his girlfriend were going to get married on a pontoon boat at sunset. That was a surprise to everyone. They had a perfect evening for it though. About the time the pontoon boat pulled back in the Parrotheads from the Seablaster also descended on the Tipsy Turtle.

Beautiful Sunset from the Sea Blaster

The Parrotheads were feeling no pain. A big crowd of them come down from the boat and partied with us. We also had friends of Crab Island Mambo show up. At one point there had to be close to a hundred folks hanging out. Way too many to mention. Kirby was the bar-back and he was running like crazy. As the evening wore on the fun continued. Judie was trying to dance with every person that walked by. Kenny got the hiccups and could not get rid of them. Jan invited Dennis to join him. Dennis is home for a few weeks from Afghanistan. He enjoyed himself. Jan even let him do a few songs by himself. That was cool. It was a fun evening.

Sunshine Cindy and I decided to head to Grand Boulevard in Sandestin on Saturday. We had some friends join us as we hit Tommy Bahamas for a few drinks. James was behind the bar. He took good care of us. He wanted me to mention each Wednesday at Helen Back on the island they have a foosball league. Anyone that wants to play just needs to show up. It sounds like fun. From there we went to Cantina Laredo. We had their fresh guacamole. They slice up the avocado’s and mix it all right at the table. It was really good.

Jan with help from Dennis

We took off to get to the beach and Pompano Joe’s for sunset. It was a picture perfect sunset. Howard Livingstone is not the only one with post card type scenery.  LOL  There was a wait to eat there so we went down the beach to the Crab Trap. There was a wait here too but we sat at the bar on the  beach to wait. Not a bad way to wait. Rita was behind the bar and mentioned how busy they were all day. We even saw Roy behind the bar. He used to be at Friday’s in Destin. We had a great meal and enjoyed many laughs.

Sunset from Pompano Joe's

The weather all weekend was great but Sunday was perfect. Clear blue skies and lower humidity made for a great day to be out and about. Sunshine Cindy and I stopped in at Landshark Pizza for some wings. A good crowd was in there eating and watching football. We talked to Pops for a while about the good weekend they were having at the Tipsy Turtle. They hosted a kickoff for the Seafood festival with a big crowd on Saturday. We also talked to Kent. He moved to Destin a couple of years ago from Miami. He was rooting for the Dolphins. It was like a family in there.

Sunshine Cindy having fun

We left, went back home and got Precious. We were taking her with us down to the harbor. She was excited to get to go for a ride. At the Turtle was Rusty and a few others. Matt was behind the bar. Tommy showed up bummed about the Saints losing again. Missy came with her dogs so Precious had some playmates although she mostly ignored them. Jan and Loujean came in. They had been at the Pointe. A bad wreck on Okaloosa Island had traffic that way snarled for hours. Tiffany came to join us to let the traffic die down. It was a relaxing evening under the stars. Precious was wore out by the time we got home. A perfect close to another great Destin weekend!

Enjoy your week. See ya Thursday!

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