Hey pallies! Just got back from the Sunshine state. Great to be home! Travelin' with a wife, two kids, one dog, one niece and a crazy sister-in-law would probably tempt the average guy to bail out the exit door... even at 5,000 feet!!!
However, I had one more very special, very very cool companion...Dino. Wouldn't leave home with out my trusty Ipod! Dean Martin and vodka definitely got me through that flight! Anyway pals, had a great time. Even have a couple quick Dino-related stories to share with my good friends at ilovedinomartin.
We were invited, very generously, to stay with my in-laws during our visit. I arrived the first day to a quiet, calm beach house. Very mellow and serene. This wasn't workin' for me. To my glorious surprise, the house came equipped with a cd player. I noticed a few of my home made Dino discs that I put together for my wifey's folks for there winter drive down to FLA.. Obviously I popped one in immediately.
Then I noticed it... A BUILT-IN IPOD DOCKING STATION!!! I just hit pay-dirt! Threw on my "pod" and the rest is Dino-history! That house was swoonin' & croonin' for the rest of the week! My in-laws loved it! We were grillin' in the sun...Dean Martin fillin' the air waves...and not a care in the world. Just doesn't get much better than that pallies!
I have to share one fast follow-up to this. The next day we ended up in a little community called "Old Town". Very cool place. All old styled restaurants with 50's music playing. Old shops with memorabilia from "the good ol' days". After a little searchin', I was lucky enough to find a copy of an autographed pic of our great man. Only $6.95!!! How could I refuse that?! Anyway, I brought it home and placed it on the mirror in our room.
Then I had a callin'! I got the pic off the mirror and balanced it on the Ipod player! Let me pause here for a minute pals to explain...I'M A DINO-HOLIC!!! Now back to the story already in progress...This got a big laugh and became the center of attention...for a week anyway. The closest thing this Dino-nut has ever had to a Dean Martin concert right in his own living room!!! Ha ha ha!!!
I have one more Dino-experience that I will share next time pals. Till then...keep the vino and the Dino flowin'!!!