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    Sun Fest weekend

    We were down this past weekend for Sunfest...Didnt seem overly crowded... Was a nice hot sunny weekend....same ole crafters and food stands..but was nice day.... !!!

    Also didnt see a whole lot of the homeless down around Caroline Street.... a few...but not as many as before...
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    Sounds like it was a good weekend to be in OC. Maybe the hurricane threats scared some tourists away.
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    I just got back and had a few thoughts to report.

    Got there Saturday of biker week, and NEVER AGAIN. Riders are mostly nice guys, but some of the bikes are louder than airplanes, Totally unnecessary. Bunch of Attention-Whores.

    Weather was mostly nice, except for Tuesday and I used that day to pull wallpaper on a room we're re-doing. Storm wasn't too bad; high tides got a bit dicey a couple of times, but the beach looks great and replenishment is on the way

    Something hilarious happened to me on Sunday. I don't abuse the dogs on the boardwalk rule, but in late September, I don't see any harm in it, especially since I don't usually go south of 15th St. I was walking Brutus, our 110 lb. Rhodesian Ridgeback north, when a man was riding his bike south. He looked at me & the dog, shook his head and gave us a real pissy look. It was Mayor Meehan! Will wait until October from now on.

    Sunfest can only be described in one way. It's like a GERIATRIC SPRING BREAK! Haven't seen so many blue-hairs since I left my mom's Nursing Home. Didn't make too many stops, but had some great people-watching on the boards.

    Thursday at Seacrets, a woman in her 60's was pushing her Mother on her walker to the seating area near the water. I was hanging with Hatmon and an hour or so later, we saw the woman fall flat on her face after one too many Seacrets drinks. Even her Mom on her walker was trying to get her up and standing. The Peace Police came and escorted them out. Guess she should have stuck with the arts and crafts.

    Had some great dinners at Hooper's, Mother's Cantina and Anthony's. Watched the Ravens game at Seacrets and later the Redskins at Mother's.

    Bought 3 bottles of the Seacret's flavored Vodka, grapefruit, orange and lemon drop. Good stuff and the bottles look great in the bar; I think the bottles won some kind of design award.

    All in all a good time, got plenty of walking in and my OC fix for a while. Didn't see the Caroline St. bums either. Wonder if those articles in the Dispatch were a catalyst for some action. Heading back out in October.
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    Thanks for sharing your experience Jozo--LOL at Rick Meehan catching you with your dog

    I usually find Sunfest to be too much of a cluster, so I hang out around 5th street where the Kite Fest is. If and when I can find parking during that weekend. It's much more relaxing to sit on the beach and watch people wrestle their kites than to deal with the Inlet crowds

    You'll have a great time in October--that's my favorite time of year when all the OCtoberfest stuff is happening. Fun Halloween events + quiet beach town = perfect time of year.

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    I wish we could've made it. The weather on Labor Day Weekend wasn't great, so it would've been nice to spend, what's likely the last, summertime weather weekend in OC.

    We went to Sunfest last year, and it was pretty dreary, gray and chilly. But Eddie Money was great.

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    Jozo...you are right about the Seacrets bottling. I am not that big a fan of their vodka but my son loves their Coconut Rum so I bought a couple bottles for him at their package store while riding out of town. It was around Christmas so the clerk asked me if they were gifts. I told them they were and he gave me two boxes to put them in for free. The boxes were even better than the bottling. They were custom Secrets wooden boxes that look like birdhouses. Very cool. I doubt they do this all the time because of expense, but next time you buy ask them about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeMan View Post
    Jozo...you are right about the Seacrets bottling. I am not that big a fan of their vodka but my son loves their Coconut Rum so I bought a couple bottles for him at their package store while riding out of town. It was around Christmas so the clerk asked me if they were gifts. I told them they were and he gave me two boxes to put them in for free. The boxes were even better than the bottling. They were custom Secrets wooden boxes that look like birdhouses. Very cool. I doubt they do this all the time because of expense, but next time you buy ask them about it.
    If you haven't taken the distillery tour, I highly recommend it. You can reserve a time online; when you get there, you get a time card and punch in like you work there. Tour is cool, lots of items purchased from prohibition era speakeasys.

    Best part are the samples at the end

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    Agree about the Distillery tour. It was a lot of fun and very interesting. The tasting was both good and bad (depending on what you sampled). I'm not a drinker so everything tasted like medicine to me. lol It's even better when you can appreciate that every piece of furniture or decoration was authentic and not reproductions. Some beautiful pieces. The big "speakeasy" doors were pretty impressive as well. I recommend it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeMan View Post
    Jozo...you are right about the Seacrets bottling. I am not that big a fan of their vodka but my son loves their Coconut Rum so I bought a couple bottles for him at their package store while riding out of town. It was around Christmas so the clerk asked me if they were gifts. I told them they were and he gave me two boxes to put them in for free. The boxes were even better than the bottling. They were custom Secrets wooden boxes that look like birdhouses. Very cool. I doubt they do this all the time because of expense, but next time you buy ask them about it.
    Didn't see the boxes, but am definitely going to ask; they'd look great in my bar.

    When we were getting samples, Leighton Moore, the guy that started Seacrets way back in '88, joined us and posed for pics. He was waiting for Governor Hogan, who had signed legislation removing the Maryland distillery restrictions that would have sent Moore to Delaware.

    Gotta love Gov. He did the ribbon cutting for the distillery last summer; I went and brought along a DeMatha t-shirt, as we attended HS there together. Got past his bodyguards and he signed it and posed for pics: http://govpics.maryland.gov/pages/Do...9&Thumbs=False

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jozo View Post
    If you haven't taken the distillery tour, I highly recommend it. You can reserve a time online; when you get there, you get a time card and punch in like you work there. Tour is cool, lots of items purchased from prohibition era speakeasys.

    Best part are the samples at the end
    Did you try any of the whiskey? I had a bottle of the spiced rum, and it was pretty good.

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