Monday, February 22, 2016

The start of Spring Break in Destin

As February winds down that can only mean one thing…Spring Break is starting in Destin! The first schools are off this week and it will gradually increase over the next few weeks. The sheriff of our county and the sheriff of Walton County have both put out letters stating a zero tolerance policy against underage drinking and wild house parties. If you break the law you will go to jail. They are trying to make sure our area does not become another Panama City Beach.

Speaking of PCB…They are also cracking down this year. No drinking will be allowed on the beach during March. Reservations are down over 50% but most locals are in agreement something had to be done. It will be interesting to see how it works out for them.

In anticipation of Spring Break the local pontoon and jet ski rental companies are getting new crafts and getting them into the water. Many of the charter fishing boats are undergoing their yearly maintenance as they prepare for the start of Cobia season. Everyone is optimistic this is going to be a strong season in Destin.

This past week Sunshine Cindy and I got out a few times. Saturday night we went to Landshark Pizza for some brews and food. We like going to Landshark because we always run into friends. Pops and Jenny were at the bar when we got there plus Sue was on our side of the bar for a change. B came in then Steve came in. We had a fun time solving the world’s problems. Brian had a crock pot full of chili he was selling. This was his trial batch for the upcoming chili cook-off. It was so good I had two bowls of it.

On Sunday Sunshine Cindy and I took Chaos and we went to KC’s Sandbar in Fort Walton Beach. We met up with Mike and Suzanne from the PH club to talk about our upcoming beach cleanup dates. KC’s was busy with many bikers there out enjoying the nice day. KC’s is cool as you have bikers alongside yuppies and old farts like us. We saw some other friends there including Bonnie, Scott and Terry. KC was even working and took care of us. Chaos was enjoying all the attention she was getting. Everyone loves her!

Sunshine Cindy and I stopped at Crab Island Cantina on the way home for dinner. They have an outside area for folks with dogs. We had it all to ourselves. Josh took good care of us. Sunshine Cindy had a big burger while I had tamales. They were awesome! When we got home, Chaos had been on the go all day. She was so tired she couldn’t even jump up to watch Sunshine Cindy as she made her food. She ate and then was out for the night. Lol

Around town I see Gilligan’s has reopened for the season. They always seem to do a good business. A new restaurant has opened in the shopping center by Fresh Market. Everkrisp is locally owned and specialize in fresh healthy food. We have not been there yet but it looks like its busy when we have driven by.

This is going to be a busy weekend for the Parrot Heads. Friday night we have a meeting at Margaritaville. This is the first time we have been there for a meeting so it will be interesting to see how it goes. Then on Saturday is the Chili Cook-Off in Harborwalk Village. If you purchase your tickets from the club or on-line and use the promo code, “Parrotheads” the proceeds will go to the Parrot Heads charity, The Arc of the Emerald Coast. I hope you will come out and help this worthy cause and eat some fantastic chili.

We unveiled the logo for the 22nd Annual Phlocking of the Phaithful…What Could Happen??? trop rock event that will be held in Put in Bay, Ohio this June. This was Sunshine Cindy’s creation that she put in many hours to get just right. It turned out perfect. If you want to register for the event (and anyone can register) click the link for more information.

Get out and enjoy all Destin has to offer this week. See ya next Monday!

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