It seems like everyone in the country is obsessed with the Powerball lottery. Everyone had to buy tickets for last Wednesday’s drawing. No one won. They did the same thing for Saturday’s drawing. Again no one has won. The new jackpot is over one billion dollars. I think you can buy a pretty nice car with that. Lol The problem with Powerball is the odds. You have a better chance of being killed by a vending machine than winning the Powerball jackpot. Personally, I have never heard of anyone being killed by a vending machine. But you have a better chance of that happening then winning this jackpot. I will put my $2 in my pocket and buy a beer instead.
Sunshine Cindy and I got out on Sunday to watch some football. We first stopped at Charlies Burger Bar inside Crab Island Cantina. We watched the Vikes/Seahawks game there. Carlos was there running around. Josh was behind the bar. We sat at the bar and enjoyed the game. There were a bunch of Seahawk fans in there and they left happy as the Hawks won when the Vikings kicker missed a chip shot field goal.
Sunshine Cindy is originally from Minnesota but she has Seattle in the Super Bowl pool so she was a Seattle fan for this game. She hooted and hollered as loud as the Seahawk fans did when the kick was missed.
From there we went to Landshark Pizza to watch the Packers play the Redskins. The place was packed as usual for a Packers game. We found some seats at the pizza bar. Alan and Jackie were there so we joined them. It was a lot of fun watching the Packer fans get all worked up but in the end they won easily. It was fun seeing Alan and Jackie.
It was announced that a couple of big nightclubs in the area closed after the first of the year. Nighttown has been a Destin staple for almost 40 years. It catered to the young crowd from its location a couple blocks off Hwy 98. It was closed permanently. The same group also owns The Swamp on the island. The Swamp also closed but is being remodeled into a restaurant and late night music spot. The Swamp was open for over 15 years. I guess it’s hard to keep big places like those profitable when you are only open a few evenings a week.
At the airport in Destin construction has started on the new Control Tower. This has been several years in the planning stages but it finally happening.
In Fort Walton Beach they tore down the old Brooks Bridge BBQ building this past week. The city bought the place and will put in a parking lot. Across the highway from this new parking lot the Landmark Center is starting to see some activity. They have the construction site fenced off and it looks like they might be really starting it this time. It will include a hotel, condo’s, commercial space for restaurants and a parking garage. This is a major project for Fort Walton Beach.
Speaking of Fort Walton Beach…This Wednesday evening Trop Rock musician Don Middlebrook will be playing at KC’s Sandbar from 7-9 pm. Don is an award winning singer and songwriter. Come out and enjoy Don’s music. You might even get to see the TV guide he stole from Jimmy Buffett’s mailbox years ago in Key West. Lol
Have a great week. We have Don on Wednesday, a party on Thursday, the Parrot Heads meeting on Friday at Landshark Pizza and a Mardi Gras parade on the island on Saturday. Yep, it will be a busy weekend. See ya next Monday!