Carillon questions

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  1. spinDrAtl

    spinDrAtl Beach Fanatic

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    The sports bar was open in December and looked to be doing a pretty good business. I have not been since then however.
     
  2. Underthebluemoon

    Underthebluemoon Beach Lover

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    Carillon is quiet and definitely swanky enough! It is a lovely little community, at least it appears so from the outside. It looks a lot like Seacrest Beach North to me -- that same beach-cottage look. A couple of notches below Seaside architecturally, but then most things are. :D

    I've seen some of its homes featured in magazines, too. I have an issue with house porn and keep an eye out for such things. :lol:
     
  4. Rudyjohn

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    Oh, I love swanky too, but just don't go into the bowels of PCB. And the dumpy motels and religious camps have been there since forever. It has sort of a "vintage" or retro look to it tho.
     
  5. Lady D

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    Now I like the Alvins Islands, Shipwreck, Ltd. stores and the Sunsations stores. Totally should get rid of the Condom Knowledge stores down along the strip. Just seeing the name is embarrassing! Not a place you want your kids to see! Alot of the dumpy looking motorcycle rental places, California Cycles to be exact, had signs up on their lots showing other properties that were going to be built in their places. And they were dumpy!
     
  6. Beachbummett

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    There is a Starbuck's on 30-a now. If you are going west on 30-A it is past Seaside but before you get to Grayton three way stop on your left. Can't miss the Starbuck's sign.
    I was down this past weekend (as I am most weekends) and they have opened a new coffee shop at Watercolor. Next to the market. I had an excellent frappacino there Saturday.
    Carrillon is nice it is not like being in Panama City. You will be just caddy corner from the new Publix. Drive down 98 and park on 30-A to bike.
    There is a new market at Rosemary Beach. Very good.
    Have a great time.
    Remember...if you are lucky enough to be at the beach, you are lucky enough!
    :welcome:
     
  7. Mermaid

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    I think you should definitely try to do the bike ride towards Seaside and WaterColor. The bike path is wonderful and safe. I see families on it all the time. We ride the route every time we're at the beach and it's no problem at all.
     
  8. Lady D

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    The Sugar Sands Motel was the closest to the Christian Retreats as to address and I do not know if it is still open. The next closest is 3 blocks away. As to motels, the Palmetto Motel and the Peeks Family Motel and Chateau Motel are still there. But of the three I would say the Peeks Family Motel is the dumpiest. And the Sandpiper Beacon is there but it really is a resort. The part of the Palmetto motel on the beachside was torn down and a high rise is going there. I am sure there are other motels but we do not stay in them. And I am sure Thomas Drive still has some motels. Since we rent a individual's townhouse I do not pay attention to what is still there of the motels. Just keep seeing skyscraper high rises. Those houses across the street from the beach are not lucky enough to see the beach anymore alot of them.
     
  9. Underthebluemoon

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    :cool:Very pretty off of the Dan Russell Pier. Looked totally untouched there unless they had already renourished the beach. Very wide beach. I think they did some renourishment along the Thomas Drive part of the beach. Couldn't believe how wide that area was compared to down at the end we stay at. Very thin area of beach. Hopefully it will be better this year. Maybe somebody else that has been along the main stretch of beach down there recently will comment.
     
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    PCB has changed alot....we went to eat at Pineapple Willies tonight and man no parking and all the concrete sky high. THere are not a whole lot of little hotels left...
     
  12. Lady D

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    InletBchDweller, I didn't think so. Didn't remember seeing many last year other than Peeks, Chateau, and the one half of Palmetto that is not beach front. Are there any on Thomas Drive? We drive down Thomas Drive but I just don't always pay attention to things. How was the traffic? Probably crazy huh! Cannot wait till the end of August!
     
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    Chateau Motel! :clap_1:
     
  14. Underthebluemoon

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    "that's a steer, and that's no bull!" :floor: I've eaten there once and the food was okay. Pandora's has better steaks and similar atmosphere, "and that's no bull." ;-)
     
  16. Miss Kitty

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    Have a great bike trip! Sounds like funn...not! :D
     
  17. Underthebluemoon

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    OMG! Yes! Gus the bull! As for funn...check the lounge in the "What does funn mean" thread. ;-)
     
  19. Mermaid

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    Lightweight!! :funn:
     
  20. kathydwells

    kathydwells Darlene is my middle name, not my nickname

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    Trade Winds Motel!!! :clap_1: Which I am sure is long gone. Oh, the memories I made there!!
     

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