Monday, June 24, 2013

Destin benefit for Baby Liam

The awesome summertime in Destin continues. The big event this weekend was the benefit on Sunday for baby Liam held on the harbor at the Tipsy Turtle. At first we were not sure it was going to happen. It rained all morning. They pushed the start time back but it worked out fine. The skies cleared and a big crowd came out to support one of Destin’s own. All the local fish-heads and Mambo’ians were there. I don’t have a final figure on what was raised but it had to be several thousand dollars. A great job by Missy and Whitney putting this together.

Prior to the Sunday Funday we were busy. Thursday evening I stopped at Landshark Pizza. A ton of takeout and delivery orders were coming in as Brian, Paige and Sue ran around keeping everything going. I had a pizza and chatted with some of the folks in there. As I left, a big thunderstorm was popping up. I had the top down on Badass so I left at just the right time. There were lightning bolts all over the sky as I drove home. Mother Nature put on quite a show.

All pics from the benefit

Friday Sunshine Cindy and I headed to Panama City Beach. My cousin Steve and his wife Jane were vacationing on the beach. We met them at the Barefoot Beach Club. Our Trop Rocker friend Gene Mitchell was playing. We had a great time with them. It had been several years since I had seen Steve and Jane. We laughed, drank, danced and told old stories. Steve talked to a 90 year old guy who was sitting at the bar. He was in fantastic shape. We talked to a couple that had recently joined the PCPHC. Randy and Liz were super nice folks. All in all we had a blast.

As we drove back to Destin, we decided to stop in at Fridays for a night cap and some snacks. Brittney was behind the bar. We had not seen her in a while. A guy came in and sat across the bar. Turns out it was Cajun Mike. He came and joined us. We talked and finished our snacks. It was late and time to head for home.

Thanks Sherrie and Matt for hosting this event

Saturday we didn’t have anything planned. I know, you don’t believe it. We got a lot of things done around the house but as the afternoon wore on we got the itch to do something. We decided we would go to Sago Sports Bar to watch the hockey playoff game. Julie was joining us. Sunshine Cindy and I got there first and noticed the bar was packed with people in suites and black dresses. It was a private party for Edmund James. Okay, time for plan B.

We called Julie and we decided to head to Landshark Pizza to watch the game. She U-turned and got there first. We had a great seat at the bar with a big TV right next to us. We stayed and watched the entire game. It was a great game that went right down to the wire. Between Sue, Kenny, Trish and Bree, they kept everyone in the place happy. A lot of food and drinks were being consumed. Chicago won the game. I have a lot of Chicago friends so I am rooting for them. One more game to go.

Cajun Mike made it here too

Sunday we stopped at the Freaky Tiki Bar after we left the Turtle. Ricki was behind the bar. Wade was doing a shrimp boil. Scotty and some of the local “Harbor Dock Queens” were in there. Wayne was with us and we talked about Sunshine Cindy and my wedding plans a little. The night was real nice. We walked back to the car. Tim from Aloha Pontoon rentals let me park Badass in his lot so we had a convenient upfront spot. On the way home we passed the ice cream place Shakes. I could not believe how busy it was. There must have been 50 people there. Wow!

Scotty was in the house

This weekend there was a Blue Marlin fishing tournament out of Baytowne Wharf. A 613 pound monster was caught. What a fish that was. Also this weekend the Monkey Hut bar opened. It is where the old KJ’s was down on the harbor. We will get by there soon and give an update. I also heard Johnny O’Quigley’s has changed their menu and name. They are now O’Quigley’s Seafood and Steamer. They will have a lot of seafood on the menu. I am interested to see how that goes with the sports bar theme they have.

We are getting ready to head to Sago Sports Bar to watch tonight’s hockey game. Have a great week. See ya Thursday….

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