Busy day today. Had early breakfast and went to 72nd annual Shell Fair at the Community house about 9:30. This is an showing of both scientific and artistic exhibits of shells and also booths selling shells and items made of them.(See Pics) Spent 2.5 hours looking at exhibits much to Al's chagrin. Then we went to Gulf Beach for a picnic lunch of corned beef sandwiches and chips. We made a stop at Jerry's for milk and OJ and to CVS. Then to our beach for a couple hours of sun.
Dinner tonight at Ellington's Jazz Bar and Restaurant at 7:30. Enjoyed Danny Sinoff and his quartet....Danny Miller was on the trumpet. Guys on drums and bass were sitting in for his regular members. We met the manager Sharon Wise who said business was off 25%. We bought Sinoff's last released album with his Quartet and David "Fathead" Newman on saxaphone. We shared a Cotton Club Caesar-hearts of romaine, lemon garlic dressing, applewood smoked bacon, pickled red onion,and corn bread croutons. Al dined on Ellington's Lamb "Wellington" with wild mushroom, spinach, wrapped in pastry, mashed potatoes, Madeira wine sauce and mint salsa verde. I had Sinatra's Yellowtail Snapper-pecan crusted snapper with jumbo lump crab, lemon butter sauce, crab boil potatoes, frisee-asparagus, red onion salad. The fish was very rich. Had drinks before dinner, wine, coffee, and after dinner drinks. Pricey dinner but worth it with the great Jazz! http://www.ellingtonsjazz.com/
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