The big news from Destin this past week was the weather. We went from foggy mornings and nights during the week to severe thunderstorms over the weekend. Unfortunately the storms caused the Mardi Gras parade on Okaloosa Island to be cancelled. We had a lot of rain and strong winds hit Destin and Okaloosa County but we did not get the tornado’s that hit Mississippi and Georgia killing about 18 folks. Our prayers go out to those affected.
Even though the parade was cancelled the Emerald Coast Parrot Heads still had a group get together and party at Anglers, Rockin Taco and Helen Back. A little rain didn’t slow them down!
Wednesday evening Sunshine Cindy and I went to Crab Island Cantina to listen to BT play. Julie, Suzanne, Alan and Jackie were also there as a small crowd enjoyed BT’s music. It was eerie as the fog rolled in making it feel like we were in San Francisco. BT did his usual fun show. He is performing each Wednesday starting at 4 pm for the snowbirds playing till 7 pm. Get out and listen to him if you get a chance.
On Sunday Sunshine Cindy and I went to Landshark Pizza to watch the Falcons / Packers game. Landshark is a Packer Backer bar and it was filled with fans. We had 8 at our table and we were all rooting for the Falcons. We were definitely outnumbered. We got there at 12:30 for the 2 pm start and we were lucky to get a table. Landshark had a hot wing eating contest using their Liquid Death sauce. I swear this stuff could melt metal it is so hot. They use Ghost Chili peppers to make it. It’s not for the novice! LOL
The winner ate his ten wings in about 7 minutes. Not bad but not close to the record time of 1 minute and 32 seconds set a few years ago. Of course just eating those wings should get you some kind of metal. The game saw the Falcons destroy the Packers. It was real quiet except for the few Falcons fans that were there. Brian, Sue and the entire Landshark team does a great job. It was tough on them to see their team play so badly but on the bright side, they did make it that far which is better than the majority of teams. Being a Browns fan I always say we will get them next year and they were saying the same thing.
Sunshine Cindy and I stayed for a while talking to some folks while the Steelers / Pats game started. Out on Hwy 98 there was a wreck as a truck flipped. I didn’t hear how the driver was doing and don’t know what happened but there always seems to be something happening on this stretch of road.
Around town the new Dunkin Donuts and Baskin Robbins stores are getting ready to open. It looks like it could be any day now. They are located almost across from Big Kahuna’s.
This weekend the Parrot Heads will be meeting at Crab Island Cantina in Harborwalk Village on Friday starting at 5:30 pm. Come out and Party with a Purpose as the Parrot Heads raise money for Alaqua Animal Rescue.
Have a great week. See ya next Monday!