As anyone who has been reading my blog for any length of time knows, I am a big hockey fan and especially a fan of the Tampa Bay Lightning. They have an exciting young team that just beat the Rangers in MSG in a game 7. The Lightning are going to the Stanley Cup Finals!!! They will play the Blackhawks starting on Wednesday night. Let’s go Bolts!
I watched the game 7 at Landshark Pizza. It was a great game that Tampa controlled but they could not get a puck past the Rangers all world goalie who made several fantastic saves. In the third period they got one by him and added an insurance score later for a 2-0 victory. I was the only one really watching the game there but everyone knew when the Lightning scored! LOL
Sunshine Cindy and I went to O’Quigley’s on Saturday night to watch the game 7 between the Ducks and Hawks. The place had a lot of Chicago fans there. We have a lot of Chicago friends so we were rooting for the Hawks too. Every time they scored a big roar went up. It was fun. We were at the bar. Mike and Becca took care of us. We talked to some folks around us as everyone was having a good time. As we were leaving we ran into Tom. We have not seen Tom in about a year. He looked good and we chatted for a while.
One of our tasks this weekend was to complete our preparations for our trip to Put in Bay, Ohio for Phlocking of the Phaithful. We got some raffle items for our raffle baskets from Landshark Pizza, Fishheads on the Harbor, The Boathouse Oyster Bar and Crab Island Cantina. We thank them all for helping us showcase Destin to the folks on the North Coast.
When we were at Crab Island Cantina we had brunch on Sunday. It was delicious as was the drinks. We were stuffed all day from all the food we got. We were able to talk with Judy at the Cantina too. We are helping her get some musicians for a special benefit she wants to do for a former bartender who lost her son recently. If you are in the area, come to the Cantina on Sunday, June 14th in the afternoon as all proceeds will go to help this person out.
When we left the Cantina Sunshine Cindy did some shopping. I was waiting for her when I saw a crawfish boil going on in front of Harry T’s. Dan, Clay and Brian were doing the cooking. Glen and Bruce were there too. I grabbed a beer from the Dave’s Dog stand. Dave was working the stand himself. He lives in our neighborhood and recognized me from driving Badass around. Small world for sure.
On Okaloosa Island the new Wild Willie’s Adventure park opened. It has been under construction for what seems like 3 years. They have mini golf, an arcade, a ropes course and a couple of restaurants. It is next to the convention center.
The saga of the old Twisted Palms building continues. Signs in front of the building now say they will sub-divide the building. That makes sense as it is a very large facility that has not been able to support the previous attempts to get a successful restaurant or club going there. We shall see how this does.
The next two weeks will be hit or miss on whether I can publish the blog as we will be on the road. Remember to join us in Put in Bay, Ohio next week for the Trop Rock event of the year! http://www.crabislandmambo.com/Crab-Island-Mambo-presents-Phlocking-of-the-Phaithful.html
Have a great week. See ya when I can!