Monday, October 22, 2012

Destin's perfect weather

When you look up in the dictionary what the meaning of “perfect weather” is they just point to the past weekend we had. When you have low humidity, no clouds, highs about 80 and lows about 60 then you have reached the perfect zone! Sunshine Cindy and I went out to eat Friday night a La Famiglia. This is one of our favorite places in Destin. La Famiglia is the real Italian deal. Owned by a family that is from Rome (Italy, not Georgia) you feel like you are in the heart of an Italian city. We were stuffed by the time we left.

Wayne, Barry and Russ

We walked down to the Tipsy Turtle. On the way over we ran into Paige and a girlfriend of hers. Paige was decked out in Camo. They were heading to the Mullet Festival later so she wanted to be warm. I joked no one would see her. We also passed Jack and chatted with him for a bit. At the Turtle Julie, Wayne and Barry were all hanging out. There was going to be a surprise birthday party there for Tony so there was a good crowd. Matt was busy behind the bar. We were getting ready to watch the Cards game on TV while waiting for Tony. Kenny and Scott showed up. Wayne kept saying he was hungry and he was surprised Sunshine Cindy didn’t bring any snacks. Tony and his GF showed up and the party was on. It was a fun evening.

Kenny and Matt

A lot of stuff was going on around town on Saturday. The Monster YOLO paddleboard race in the harbor was going on. At the Village of Baytowne Wharf they had a beer festival. Of course the Mullet Festival was going on in Niceville but the best time (in my opinion) on Saturday was on the beach at Pompano Joes for a bonfire sponsored by the ECPHC. Sunshine Cindy and I got there early and stopped at Pompano Joes for some food. A good crowd was in there watching some football and enjoying the perfect weather. By the time we finished and walked down the beach there was a big crowd already gathered. By the time it was in full swing there must have been 80 or 90 folks show up. It was fun as we stayed out there till about 11 pm.

Pompano Joe's

Sunday’s in Destin can be laid back or it might be a full blown party. It just depends on the time of the year. This past Sunday was laid back. I took a morning bike ride to get the day started. After Sunshine Cindy and I worked on Mambo stuff I decided to head to the harbor to see Steve at the Hawaiian Ice booth to close out our T-Shirt sales for the year. He will be open a few more weeks but with us being gone we felt it was time to reconcile for the year. Cindy was going to Julie’s for more Mambo business. While I was on the harbor I stopped at the Turtle for a few brews. Motorcycle Pat was there. I usually see him at KC’s. It was good seeing him down on the harbor. Scott, the head bartender at The Back Porch was there too. He and Matt are old friends. He was a trip.

Beach bonfire

While there Tony, Amy, Paige, Tommy and several others all came by. I was ready to head home to pick up Sunshine Cindy when I got a text from Wayne. He, Barry and Capt. John had sailed to the Boathouse and they were there having dinner. I stopped in for a few minutes to chat with them. I saw Jack there too. I went home and we went to Sago Sports bar for some food and to watch some football. Steph was behind the bar and a decent crowd was there. They have their 100 inch TV’s working now too. They are so cool. It was a perfect end to the weekend.

This week we put the final touches on our trip prep. Have a great week. See ya Thursday!

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