The Destin weather has turned to a more fall like situation. Saturday we had a front come down from the north dropping our low temps into the 60’s and lowering the humidity too. It really felt chilly Sunday morning as I went for a bike ride. I rode over 11 miles enjoying the lack of humidity.
There was a lot going on this past week. Labor day I went down to the harbor to hang out for a while. Wayne joined me. The first stop was Crab Island Cantina. I wanted to see if they had their new sports bar, Charley’s, open yet. It was not open but Judie let me go in and look around. It’s going to be a nice place to watch the games. They are going to have the three B’s…Beer, Bourbon and Burgers! The official grand opening is Tuesday September 15th.
Wayne and I then walked down to Tailfins. He had not been there yet. We sat at the downstairs bar. Johnny the owner came by and we talked to him for a while. It was a nice time there. We made one more stop at Harry T’s. Red was just finishing up behind the bar but I got to say hello.
Thursday night was a fun evening. We had our friend Jerry Diaz from Texas playing at LuLu’s. He had Mark and Bobby join him. Mary also came with Jerry. We had a big crowd show up with over 50 people there eating, drinking and dancing. I hope LuLu’s brings in more of our Trop Rock musicians. While there Sunshine Cindy and I ran into Rick and Jane. We have not seen them in over a year. They moved to Kelly Plantation and seemed to fall off the radar. It was great seeing and talking to them again.
Friday was a kind of laid back day. Sunshine Cindy and I went to Landshark Pizza in the afternoon. I needed to get my wing fix! Sue was working with Bryan. Pop and Jenny were there and we got to talk to them for a while. As it started to get towards dinner time Paige, Courtney, Austin and Ryan all came in to work. They are all like family now. “B” came in and sat with us then finally Steve also came in. Landshark is like our own Cheers! Oh yeah, I got the wings with a Cajun dry rub and they were awesome!
When we left Landshark we decided to stop in at The American Legion for a short while. Kathleen was working the bar. There was only one other couple there. Her name was Cindy but I can’t remember his. They are boaters who will be cruising down to Key West in a few weeks. We plan to look them up when are down there in November. It was fun talking to them.
Julie lives right across the street from the Legion. She came and joined us. We all sat around solving the world’s problems. LOL We left as karaoke started and the place was filling up. Sunshine Cindy and I spent the rest of the evening on our porch enjoying the night.
Saturday was our last Crab Island Mambo / ECPHC beach cleanup of the year. Well that cold front that came through brought rain and wind so I had to cancel the cleanup. So Sunshine Cindy and I ended up staying home all day relaxing. It’s nice to do nothing once in a while!
Sunday was the first big NFL game day. Sunshine Cindy and I went to Tailfins to watch the Browns. We wanted to be someplace outside where we could enjoy the beautiful day but still have the games and other fans to interact with. We had a fun day at Tailfins even if the Browns sucked. While there Kelly came through then later Sheri also came through. It’s fun catching up with friends. As the second games started Ken and his wife joined us at our table to watch the Tennessee game. At least their team played well and won.
We made one more stop at the Rotten Apple before we headed home. Tommy was there and Traci was working the bar. All in all it was a great Sunday.
The new condo that is going up by Henderson Park just down from the bowling alley is starting to take shape. It’s going to be a big complex just steps to the beach.
Have a great week. See ya next Monday!