We had one last busy Spring Break week in Destin last week. It was very noticeable on Wednesday when we had some rain so everyone was off the beach and in their cars driving around. Traffic was bad the entire day. I can already tell this week will be much slower. From now till Memorial Day it will be nice in Destin then look out for the summer!
Last Tuesday Sunshine Cindy and I stopped in at Landshark Pizza for music Bingo. We have not done that in a while. It’s always a lot of fun trying to remember the old songs. While there I ate an El Diablo pizza. This is the pizza that has habanero’s, jalapeno’s, Buffalo sauce and pepperoni’s and sausage. It is HOT but it oh so good. And no, we didn’t win any of the games.
Friday night the parrot heads had a meeting at Landshark. Sunshine Cindy decided to skip it as she was planning for a weekend of yard work for us. I got there a little early and sat at the bar having some wings. Courtney was behind the bar. The big topic of conversation was a bad wreck by the Commons. Traffic on 98 was shut down both directions. One person was killed I am sorry to say. Traffic was a mess all afternoon and into the evening.
Jan and Kenny played for us at the meeting. It is always a lot of fun with those guys. We had a big crowd show up again. Some folks were talking about another wreck that happened on Hwy 20 near Freeport. This was a head on collision and another person lost their life there. It was a sad day on our area roads. After the meeting some folks headed to the Boathouse, others to the American Legion but I was a good boy and went home! lol
On Saturday Sunshine Cindy was up early and ready to go. We hit Loew’s and Home Depot for plants and supplies. Then we got home and got to work. We were at it all day. Our neighbor Guy was coming by on Sunday to pressure wash the house so we had to prepare for that too. We finally stopped working about 5:00. I was sore in places I didn’t even know I had. We were hungry and grungy so we decided to go to Landshark for a pizza. We threw on some clean clothes and off we went.
Yes, this was the third time in a few days going there. We need to buy stock in the place. But really it is comfortable and they take care of the locals. Courtney was behind the bar again we were cutting up with her. Steve and Ida came in and sat with us. Steve asked if the black Mustang in the lot was mine. He didn’t know I had gotten a new BadAss a few months ago. He loved the car. I think the four of us solved many of the world’s problems. After eating it was time to head home and relax a little.
Sunday we finished most of the yard work including putting down mulch. Guy came over and did the pressure washing for us. The house looks really good now. It was late when he finished so we didn’t get everything put back yet. That will happen this week.
Another thing we did on Sunday made us very sad. We had to cancel this year’s Phlocking of the Phaithful Trop Rock event. Registrations are way down. If we don’t hit our budgeted numbers then we are liable for the shortfall. We are so far off from what’s needed that not even the late rush of registrations would get us close to what we need to break even. We sent out the announcement and most people were understanding but there were several who didn’t. I wonder how those folks would feel if we hit them up for another $75 or $100 when they got to event because of low attendance? We all know the answer to that. Anyways we hate to cancel it but in reality many Trop Rock events are having a hard time due to so many events for folks to choose from.
I have talked in the past about how The Crust Pizzeria opened a second location in Mary Ester. This is just a few minutes from my job. I have stopped in several times for lunch including one day last week. They have a great deal of 2 slices (big slices too) and a drink for just $6. The girl running the place remembers me from coming into the Destin location. She has told me this location is doing very well. Their pizza is great and they are so friendly. I am getting some others from work going there now too.
This week we have the girls from Drop Dead Dangerous, Melanie and Kitty, back in our area. They will be at KC’s Sandbar in Ft. Walton Beach on the 13th and the 18th and they will be at Crab Island Cantina on Sunday the 17th from 1-5 pm. They put on a good show. Check them out.
Have a great week. I will have a full report next Monday!