|Lulu and Missy - 2 FSU professors|
enjoying the Florida Emerald Coast
|Josh and Harry - reminds you|
a bit of Weekend at Bernie's
|Waiting for Pompano Joe's|
to open today for lunch
|Watching the schools of fish|
We spent the weekend at Destin Fl - shopping - beach walking - and eating. One of the nice things about living in Tallahassee - you are a short drive from some of the best beaches in the world. Destin has a double whammy. First - the white sands and warm emerald water are intoxicating. Second - a giant outlet mall stretches almost a mile long just yards from the beach.
In Florida - you normally pay 7% sales tax on clothes. Since we have no income tax here - they have to get money to waste from somewhere. In Pennsylvania - there is no tax on clothes. This week - for school shopping - Florida dropped the sales tax. This leads to a massive shopping season that rivals Black Friday. I am not much of a shopper - but I found 3 pairs of shoes just too cheap to pass up.
We went along with Josh and Melissa - we have a lot in common - including homes with just memories of kids.
We walked along the beach and saw schools and schools of fish - with big fish attacking little ones - it was our own little circle of life.
We ate 3 meals at 3 different restaurants - Mexican - Italian - and "Margaritaville."
It was nice riding home in the back of a Mercedes black sedan. We stayed at a Sleep Inn.