Cooler temps invade Destin

Posted on Monday, October 19th, 2015 at 6:27 pm
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I know some parts of the country had some snow over the weekend so I won’t make a big deal out of it but we had some low temps in the 50’s Saturday and Sunday mornings. Yes, I am complaining. I don’t like cold weather. I want Summer to come back!

There was a lot going on in the area this past weekend with the Mullet Festival in Niceville, Southern Drawl Band in the area and a craft beer fest at Baytowne Wharf in San Destin. Sunshine Cindy and I took it easy though. Friday evening we stayed in hanging out on our back porch listening to Trop Rock music while having a few beers. Our neighbors came over for a while too. It was a gorgeous night and very relaxing. 

On Saturday afternoon we headed to the harbor and The Red Door Saloon. We wanted to get out for a while. A big crowd of locals had the bar full. College football was on and the beer was cold. We had some food and enjoyed the atmosphere at the bar. When we left we went back home and ended up watching some football and hockey on the TV. Both Tampa in hockey and Ohio State in football won their games.

On Sunday we finally got to see our friends with Southern Drawl Band perform. They had been playing in Pensacola and Navarre but on Sunday they were back at Crab Island Cantina. Opening for Southern Drawl Band was Kitty Steadman and Melanie Howe. Kitty is an up and coming country music star. Melanie is one of the most versatile percussion players in the business and they did a great show. Folks were stopping and staying at the Cantina to listen to them.

Then Southern Drawl Band did another one of their fantastic shows. These guys are so much fun and fantastic performers. We had a good crowd there to party with us. Folks were up and dancing from the first song to their last song. The band is heading south this week with shows in Tampa, Punta Gorda and then to Key West for almost a month of shows. Be sure to check them out!

Speaking of Crab Island Cantina…They will be closed for about two weeks starting November 1st. Above their kitchen is The Veranda. This space is being turned into several condo units. The construction will impact the kitchen as new piping will need to be run so the Cantina will be temporarily closed a couple weeks.

We also noticed the Harbor Shack is closed. Harbor Shack is next to the Boathouse. Sunshine Cindy and I stopped in there on several occasions this past year. It had been fixed up nice, they had the Big Red Truck selling food in the parking lot and it was a great people watching spot. I don’t know if they are closed for good or just for the season. It sure looks like it is closed for good though.

It was nice seeing Barry this weekend. Barry is a longtime friend of Wayne’s from Cincinnati who came down to Destin for a visit. We have not seen Barry in about 3 years. I think one of these days he might move to Destin. He loves it here.

Have a great week. See ya next Monday!

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