May 2014

Found 8 blog entries for May 2014.

Miracle Strip 

  There is something about that amusement park atmosphere that you just can't get anywhere else. Maybe it's the dip in your stomach as you step onto a ride or the delicious aromas wafting through the air. Or perhaps it is just the familiar tug of nostalgia — remembering a time gone-by.   You can experience all of the familiar fun and excitement at Miracle Strip amusement park! Panama City Beach once again proves that it offers the ideal balance of relaxation and activity — from unwinding on sugary white shores to engaging in all of the excitement of the amusement park.    Miracle Strip is a fun-filled amusement park that captures the festive atmosphere of the nostalgic original Miracle Strip Amusement Park which closed in 2004.…
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Elmo's Grill in Dune Allen

  Elmo's Grill in Dune Allen is "nothing fancy, just famous" and offers guests a delightful informal dining experience. They have a varied menu that is has something for everyone to enjoy.   Some of their famous appetizers include Boiled Shrimp, Seafood Nachos and Cheese Sticks. They also serve several types of sandwiches. Seafood sandwiches are served on French bread with coleslaw, tartar sauce, french fries and a pickle. Sandwich options include Grilled Chicken, Elmos All American Burger, Fried Fish and Soft Shell Crab.    Elmo's Grill house specialties include Shrimp Spectacular, which is a combo of fried, boiled and blakened shrimp served with a side of coleslaw, fries and hush puppies; Surf N' Turf, which…
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Upcoming Kid-Friendly Events


Kids Rock the Block in Rosemary Beach - May 27 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at Rosemary Beach Bring the whole family an join the fun! This event will feature Moonwalks, face painting, crafts with Gigi's, music, hula hoops, airbrush tattoos, games, prizes and much more.    Once Upon a Time in Rosemary Beach This free-for-all ages event is a recurring event that takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, May 27-August 15 at South Barrett Square. The REP Theatre professional actors will present a one-of-a-kind storytelling event for children of all ages.    Sunset Movies in WaterColor, May 26 8 p.m.- 10 p.m. Bring your entire family to enjoy a night under the stars as you watch a wholesome, family-friendly movie together. Bring…
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5 books to bring to the beach this summer 

Beaches and books just go together. Whether you prefer the soft rustle of paper or the glow of your Kindle, here are some of the must-read books of the summer. Bring along one of these sure-to-be bestsellers as you enjoy the sugary white beaches of South Walton or as you relax in the comfort of your beautiful beachside home or condo.  

Half a King - Joe Abercrombie

Half a King is an engaging, fast-paced novel with a plot that includes plenty of revenge, scandal, grit and villainy. The novel's main character is Yarvi, a young prince with a congenitally deformed hand. Determined to still make a difference, he focuses on intellectual pursuits and joins a somewhat secretive group as a Minister. The novel

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Check Out The Marigny: Pure Creole

There is no better place to enjoy all of the flavor and flair of creole cuisine than at The Marigny: Pure Creole, located at 306 Bald Eagle, Santa Rosa Beach.    From appetizer to dessert, you will be enjoy bold, comforting flavors that combine to make an anything-but-boring dining experience.    Popular appetizers include Poutine, Crab Cakes, Natchitoches Meat Pies and Shrimp and Crawfish Bread. After your delicious appetizer, you can choose from a variety of flavorful, filling entrees.    The Marigny is known for its Poor Boy sandwiches. They offer a full menu including Poutine, Roast Beef, Chaurice, Fried Shrimp and Muffuletta. Poor Boys are available in small, regular or whole loaf Leidenheimer bread…
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Gulf Coast Triathlon    Today is the 32nd Annual Gulf Coast Triathlon! Each year, the event is hosted at Boardwalk Beach Resort where 1,500 triathletes gather to compete in a 1.2 mile swim in the gulf, 56-mile bike ride through Bay County and a 13.1 mile run through residential neighborhoods in Panama City Beach. The Gulf Coast Triathlon even includes relay teams!    The event is held annually on Mother's Day weekend and is the U.S.'s oldest not-for-profit triathlon. It is a world-class event that brings triathletes and their supporters from all over. Since the event was founded, it has led the Bay County community in promoting health and wellness in the area.    Sponsors of the 32nd Annual Gulf Coast Triathlon are Royal American Beach Getaways,…
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We've all made mistakes.  Some we want to admit to and others we don't.  I made several tonight.  Basically I learned not to work on major projects when I am mentally and physically spent.  The other thing I learned was that Southwest Airlines comes by their good reputation honestly and Delta works daily to maintain their reputation for utter frustration and poor customer service.  

Not to put you through torture to get to the point, I'll share the "short version".  I was trying to book a trip to the Real Estate Webmasters conference in Nanaimo BC for my husband, son and I.  We had planned to visit Seattle to see friends and family on our way there and back.  I was very proud of myself as I had managed to arrange a flight, hotel, car rental and ferry

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Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins

The beginning of May marks the start of nesting season for the area's tiniest residents. From May through October, the picturesque white sand of South Walton beaches is where endangered turtles build their nests.   The two most common species of turtles in the area are the green sea turtles and loggerheads.   Green sea turtles can weigh up to 700 pounds and are among the largest sea turtles in the world. Adult green sea turtles are complete herbivores. They much on sea grasses an algae. However, younger sea turtles also eat crabs, sponges and jellyfish. The trutles are listed as an endangered species. The average lifespan of a green sea turtle is 80 years. Unlike other types of sea turtles, the green turtle is…
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