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Sunday, August 09, 2015

Weekend At Destin - Shopping and Beaching

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.

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