Today was a Florida Chamber of Commerce day--the sky was blue and the temp was already at 69 degrees when I got up at 6:15. Eventually it got up to 81 degrees. Just perfect!
We decided to take the dinghy over to Panama City. Joe did a scouting run first while I did some
After he got back we had an early lunch, did a couple more things, then I got to ride down to the swim platform on the davit,
Since we had already eaten lunch we only intended to have a beer, but we ended up each having two beers and an appetizer. While we were enjoying the excellent onion "strings" that were enough for 4 people, we noticed that many of the patrons were locals--always a good sign. We could tell they were locals because of the ID tags from various businesses that we saw them wearing. Reading the menu made my mouth water and wish that we hadn't already eaten lunch. I'd especially like to go back and try this dessert--"Drunk & Ugly – Gently stewed peaches in a splash of rum topped with a cheesecake topping and baked in a graham cracker crust…served warm with ice cream…may not look pretty but it's to die for!!! $6.99" Oh, and their LandShark on tap is only $2.00 for a big frosty mug!! We'll certainly be making this place a regular stop when we're in the area.
Air force jets fly over all the time during the day--they're pretty fast and pretty loud, but it's fun to watch them.
We will stay here until Wednesday morning, when we leave for Apalachicola.