Thursday, December 13, 2012

Destin notes...

The weather this week in Destin took a turn towards winter. Sunday I was walking around in shorts and the top was down on Badass but Monday morning it was getting colder. We had some rain this week and it is now more seasonable. I am ready for summer!

Fun on the Seablaster

We only went out once this week. Tuesday night we hit Landshark Pizza. I had a taste for their pizza and it’s taco Tuesday. It's also the night they have $2 Corona beer. There was a good crowd in there. Deana was working. She worked at the Shark Shack last season. A bunch of regulars were there. I talked for a while with a guy who was sitting next to me who was originally from the Cleveland area. He is a Browns fan too. Small world. We had a good time there as usual. The rest of the week we have stayed in getting Crab Island Mambo stuff done.

There are some more changes coming to the Island. The vacant lot next to the Gulfarium is under development. A Holiday Inn Express hotel is being built there. It is a busy site so I expect it will be coming out of the ground pretty fast. Also on the Island at the vacant lot next to the Elks lodge they have started site work. A year or two ago they announced a major hotel/resort was going to be built there but apparently the financing never was completely secured. I have not heard of anything changing but just this week I have noticed they are grading the land and staking it out. Looks like construction might be starting soon.

The "Island"

It also looks like the old Fudpuckers location on the Island has been leased. A new restaurant is going into that location. It is a good spot on the Island. I knew it would not stay empty for very long. With all of this development, I am not sure how everyone is going to get around. The roads are packed now as it is.

And last but not least, our friend Sami ran into a celebrity over the weekend. She met Emeril Lagasse. Yes, the famous chef. They were at Rupert's which is a sports bar at our local bowling alley. Kind of a weird place to run into someone like Emeril. She said he was real nice. I copied a picture she posted on Facebook and here it is.

 Photo: Me & Emeril at Ruperts!!! Sweeeet!!!!
Emeril with Sami

Enjoy the weekend. Get that Christmas shopping done. See ya Monday!

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