Yep, it’s that time of the year again. The Snowbirds have descended upon Destin for the winter. They are here in full force. We make jokes about them stealing all the sweet and low from the restaurants but they do bring in a lot of money to the local economy this time of the year. Sunshine Cindy and I have met many fine Snowbirds. We are glad they are back. But I can make fun of them. Here is a Brent Burns joke:
“This time of the year if a car with Michigan plates passes you….It’s stolen!”
Sunshine Cindy and I got out a little this weekend. Friday night was a Parrot Head meeting at Harry T’s. It was a fun time. Flash Flood duo played. Tim and Rusty did a good job having the crowd up and dancing. This was Sunshine Cindy’s first meeting since getting out of the hospital. Everyone was glad to see her.
We then went to the Legion for some Karaoke. There was a big crowd at the Legion. That surprised us as all other places around town were dead. We hung out for a good while talking to Steve, Dottie, Capt John and Julie. As the music was winding down we headed home so I could get my beauty sleep. LOL
Saturday we went to Julies for a party. We were celebrating her birthday which is in a few days. It was a good time with everyone bringing some food and we played “Left, Right, Center” game. Sunshine Cindy actually won one of the games. It was a fun night with good friends.
Sunday we went to Brick and Spoon where we met up with Larry and Brodie. The place was packed with mostly Snowbirds. The kitchen was way behind. We had some drinks and had a chance to catch up with Larry and Brodie. We decided against ordering any food due to the wait. If they keep getting that many folks for brunch they will need to ramp up the help.
We left and decided to go to Landshark Pizza to catch the second half of the Packers/Cowboys football game. With Landshark being Packer headquarters in Destin we knew the place would be packed and it was. We found a place to stand next to Glen. We had a bunch of friends in watching the game. John, Deb, Mike, Cindy, Blake, Rusty, Jim, Barb….you get the idea. It was a good game that swung on a controversial call that went the Packers way. The Packer fans love it. When the Packers won one guy went outside, picked up the big Packer flag and ran around the parking lot. It was a fun atmosphere.
When that game was done we were able to get a table to watch the second game. Alan, Jackie and Julie all came and joined us. Mike and Cindy stayed for the game as Cindy is a big Bronco’s fan. We ordered some pizza’s and drank a few beers. The game was good even though the Bronco’s lost making Cindy sad. We went home after the game to get ready for the upcoming week.
Have a great week. See ya Thursday!
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