After getting back home from NOLA on Monday it was time to get back to the grind. Back to work on Tuesday and back down to the Turtle on Wednesday to see what we missed over the weekend. We got a full report from Matt. Last weekend was the Powerboat Poker Run. This is the largest Poker Run in the country. Close to 200 boats take part in it. Boats that can cost up to a million bucks are here. Turns out two of these boats rented some slips from Galati Yachts that is right next to the Turtle. They had one big party with naked women, music drowning out everything and a couple of body guards making sure no one else got close. Wow. Saturday night the cops arrested some guy who had stolen some of the dollar bills off the wall at The Boathouse and was trying to use them at the Turtle. Hard to miss them since they are all marked up! To top it off, the cops ran a sting with an underage girl trying to buy drinks. Matt carded her but two other places on the harbor got busted. Miss a couple of days and you miss a lot in Destin.
There was also a boating accident on Saturday in the bay. A powerboat not in the Poker Run hit a wake wrong and everyone in the boat was ejected. One guy drowned and it turns out we knew him. Tommy was a friend of Ron Adams and they used to come into Calhoun’s all the time. That was sad news.
Thursday Sunshine Cindy and I headed over the Miller’s Ale House for some food and brews. We sat at the outside bar and had an enjoyable time. Julie and Ashley were behind the bar taking care of us. Ashley was training and had a fun personality. She was telling us about a party at Nighttown tonight called the “Pimp and Ho’s” party. She went into explicit detail about her sexy outfit. I think I should have had a cigarette after that talk. We also had a long talk with one of the managers. Jared stopped by to check on us and we ended up talking about Crab Island Mambo for a long while. We also found out he used to play hockey in the ECHL. That was the same league Pensacola had a team in plus he is best friends with Ryan Malone of the Tampa Bay Lightning. They grew up together and are still close. I love hockey so that was cool talking about that.
At one point it started to rain outside and I had make a dash to BadAss to put the top up. Score one for Mother nature. When we left Millers we stopped in at The Palms to see what was going on there. The Palms is a condo almost across the street from our sub division. There were only a few folks at the bar and the outside bar was not open. We grabbed a couple of beers and went to sit outside. It was a beautiful evening with a nice breeze and they have some nice patio furniture to sit on. One guy who works in the kitchen came out and chatted with us for a while. Turns out we had just missed Tom. We know Tom from the Turtle and he basically runs the condo. Oh well, maybe next time. It was just another typical Destin night. See ya Monday with a weekend wrap-up!
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