Thursday, January 16, 2014

Not Too Often We Get To Meet Fellow Bloggers

But Today We Did!
We have been following their blog for a while and I guess they followed ours. And we found out that Chuck and Anneke (Goldenshoe RV Trip) live only some 20 miles away from where we are camped. So contact was made and we arranged a meet-up for lunch at Mc.Guires Irish Pub in Destin.
We took the mid-bay toll bridge (Hwy293) and it took us just 30 minutes to get to the west end of Destin. Right down from the bridge over to Okaloosa Island the pub is located on the north side of the road. When I researched the place on the internet I found over 150 mostly very positive reviews, all raving about the great food. But there is something peculiar about Mc.Guires and that is the millions of Dollar bills hanging from walls and the ceiling. And it must be millions as they hang there like the Spanish moss does from the mighty oak trees. It seems like just about every customer has left one for decoration.
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Man-oh-man look at all that money

Mc.Guires runs another pub in Pensacola, with similar amounts of Dollar bills. Hopefully they have good security on their buildings. If there is anything negative to report then it is the lack of light inside. Stepping inside on a bright sunny day one can’t see nothing. After a while when the eyes have adjusted to the dark it gets a bit better, but I had to give up reading the menu. Just barely made out the headlines. Chuck pulled out a flashlight and I wish we’d had ours with us. While waiting for the food our conversation flowed like we had known these folks for ever. And it shows again what wonderful thing it is to be a blogger and RVer. Chuck and Anneke have traveled extensively all over the States, seen parts of Canada and quite a few places in Europe. 2 years ago they have been in Maine visiting the Acadia National Park which is only an hours drive from Campobello Island. They plan to one day see the Maritime Provinces and we sure hope they will stay with us.
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Huge pseudo-historic apartment building          Mid-Bay Bridge to Destin

We were all full of a great meal and waived the dessert. Take Care Chuck and Anneke, hope we’ll see you guys again.

Thanks for dropping by folks!


  1. It was great meeting you today! I am still full from that lunch:)

  2. It's always fun to meet other bloggers you've been following What a great time that must have been!! Too bad you didn't get a chance to grab some of those dollar bills at least for souvenirs!

    1. Jerry, you know they did not provide a ladder to reach up there to that golden ceiling. But I sure would have loved it.

  3. Always fun to meet fellow rver's and bloggers, hope to meet up you guys again someday soon as well.

  4. Thought you guys were in the Carlsbad Caverns when I looked at those interior photos......

    1. Al, I sure thought that too when first entering.

  5. Hey Pete and Bea! Which direction are you guys headed? We are near Tampa, heading westward in a few days. do you have a final destination where we could catch up to you?? It would be fun!
    Jill and Thayer

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