The first Destin blog of the new year

Posted on Monday, January 4th, 2016 at 8:15 pm
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Welcome to 2016 everyone! Sunshine Cindy and I sent 2015 off with a bang and we welcomed 2016 to Destin in style. I was off the entire last week so it was nice being able to relax a little. Unfortunately we both were fighting a cold the whole time but that only slightly slowed us down but it didn’t stop us!

One of the highlights of the week was getting to the Pointe to spend some time at the beach. We got lucky that only time we saw the sun the whole week was the day we went. Hoov and Russ were there. Dave who lives on a sailboat was there too. Russ had Ginger with him and Sunshine Cindy came and brought Chaos for her first trip to the beach. The temps were in the upper 70’s and we actually got some sun. It was great. Then the clouds came back and within a few hours it was raining again. But it was fun while it lasted.

That was on Tuesday and that evening we went to Landshark Pizza for Music Bingo. It’s a lot of fun as you get to test your knowledge of songs. The place was packed and everyone had fun. We sat with Kenny, Becky and B.  We didn’t win any of the games but it’s a blast playing.

For New Year’s Eve we headed to O’Quigley’s for an early dinner and to watch some football. They had some good specials going on for the college semi-final game. We ate well and enjoyed some cold brews. As the second game with Alabama was getting closer to coming on, the place was filling up with Bama fans. That was our cue to head home! Lol

We got home and partied with our neighbors, the Sue’s. The pups played and we all shared drinks and some stories. It was a nice way to spend the evening away from the crazies. I heard there was a bad wreck on Hwy 98 in front of AJ’s where a car flipped over. The westbound lanes were shut down. What a mess that must have been.

Sunshine Cindy and I were total bums on New Year’s Day. We never left the house…And it felt fantastic! We did make up for it on Saturday though. We started at the Rotten Apple. Tommy and his dad were there. Tommy took the Capt home then came back for a while. Tracy was working the bar. There were some locals in there as it was pretty quiet.

From there we went to Landshark Pizza to meet up with Alan and Jackie. We had not seen them in a few weeks. Julie also came and joined us then Wayne also came. We had a good group sitting at the pizza bar. Austin and Ryan were making pizza’s left and right. Steve and Ida came in then Ken and Lisa also came in. Landshark is becoming the place to be seen!

As everyone was leaving, Wayne, Sunshine Cindy and I headed to the new place on the harbor called Duck Duck. Chris from Helen Back opened this place. It was the Monkey Bar. They completely tore it down and rebuilt. It is a nice place that is a late night spot. We will be back. From there we stopped in at The Boathouse. Gunner was playing and it looked like all the locals were there as it was packed. We saw Kenny, Tommy, Faye, Cajun Mike, Terry and many other friends. Gunner was rocking the place. It was cool out but at least there was no wind blowing. We finally called it a night and headed home to check on Chaos.

Football Sunday we headed to Tailfins. Don, Bobby, Darla and others we have seen there for the games all sat with us. The Browns season came to a merciful end…And of course the team fired everyone meaning they will start over again next year. Ugh…  But we did have fun partying with everyone. There were multiple games being watched so we could cheer for some of our friends teams as they won. After the games we headed home so I could get ready to get back to work today.

I did hear over the weekend the old Mangoes in Fort Walton Beach at the Cinco Bayou bridge is being taken over by Cash Moore and Alan Laird. Yes, the Cash from Cash’s Liquor store fame and Alan from AJ’s. Cash is going to run a liquor store there and they will still have a restaurant and bar that Alan will operate. This place never seems to be able to make a go of it but these two guys just might be able to change that. It is supposed to reopen sometime in the spring. Also in Fort Walton Beach by the mall a new Hampton Inn is being built. This should do well as it is close to the industrial park.

I also want to let everyone know we have extended our special sale on our Crab Island Mambo tee’s and tank top shirts through January!
Special Price…..Only $15 and TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE for any style or size of our favorite Crab Island Mambo shirts. (Yes, $15 gets you two shirts!!!)
CIM shirts make great gifts! Ladies look great in them…hint hint guys! And we will even hand deliver if you are in a 40 mile radius of Destin as we love to take road trips!
Be sure to email us before you order to ensure we have what you want as our stock is limited.
Get them before they are gone!

Have a great week. See ya’ll next Monday!!!

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