Buffett Writes About Recent Trip To The Outer Banks

posted November 30th, 2008 at 10:54 pm

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by Josh

JB at First Flight Airport with his Cessna Caravan

Jimmy Buffett recently treked down the east coast for his annual pilgramige from New York to Florida and wrote about it in his online diary that you can read at Margaritaville.com. He flew his Cessna Caravan from New York’s East River down to First Flight Airport in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina… site of the Wright Brothers National Memorial. Jimmy describes what it’s like to be a pilot and visit the spot where the Wright Brothers first flew:

I am a creature of habit, and to me, the birthplace of aviation, is a place worth visiting more than once. In fact, I would say it is more than a photo op, a gift shop visit or buzzing the Wright Brothers Monument in your plane. It is a spiritual place to me, as powerful as Diamond Head or Machu Pichu in that regard. It is a sandy piece of land, where one can stand at the exact spot where man left the planet for the first time, and reflect in these troubled times, on what it means to soar above the earth and go traveling amongst the stars. Those kinds of thoughts are the things that separate pilots from passengers.

Buffett also writes about a great local seafood place, the throwback cottage that he stayed in, and the stand-up surfboard that he tried out on the trip.

Read the entire Outer Banks diary here. There are also several photos from Buffett’s trip on Margaritaville.com.

Jimmy says at the end of the diary entry that there will be a part II, and possibly a new song or two from this trip, so stay tuned!


Tagged in Aviation, Personal/Family, Photos



Vandals Glue Locks at Charleston Margaritaville

posted November 28th, 2008 at 10:44 am

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Just in time for Black Friday, vandals in downtown Charleston, South Carolina poured glue into the locks of several businesses, including the Margaritaville Store:

Vandals poured glue inside door locks on dozens of shops along King and Market streets, delaying the start of Black Friday bargain-hunting in the downtown corridor this morning.

A Charleston police officer estimated more than 20 merchants were affected, including Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Starbucks and Williams-Sonoma.

A group of locksmiths were scrambling to open doors for patrons waiting outside.

Though the merchants had to open stores later than planned, some said the delay likely wouldn’t affect business because shoppers usually make their way to King Street later in the day on Black Friday.


Tagged in Business Empire, In The News, Margaritaville Cafes



Artists Rendering of Margaritaville Casino in Biloxi

posted November 26th, 2008 at 10:19 am

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by Josh

Biloxipictures.com has an artist rendering of the Margaritaville Casino and Resort that is currently under construction in Biloxi, Mississippi:

The casino is expected to open in late 2010. Learn more about Buffett’s business empire here.


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From Under My Lone Palm: “Cambridge ’74″

posted November 25th, 2008 at 7:29 pm

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by Josh

It’s time for the November edition of “From Under My Lone Palm”. This month, Justin digs deep into the archives and finds an interview that Jimmy did in 1974:

Ah, the off-season. Don’t it suck? November is here and once again it’s time for Jimmy to disappear to some place warm for the winter. Of course that leaves all of us parrotheads stuck to tough out cabin fever with nothing new from our hero for a few months. So as I was thinking about what to write about this month, I was of course stuck without anything new happening. So with nothing new to work with, I looked through my archives for something old. And old I found. Below you will find a transcript of an interview Jimmy did with some radio station in Massachusetts in what I would guess to be sometime in April or May 1974.

Read the rest of the colum here.

View all of the past FUMLP’s here.


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Video from Mohegan Sun Margaritaville Concert

posted November 21st, 2008 at 10:34 pm

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Margaritaville.com has video up from the November 8th grand opening concert at the newest Margaritaville Cafe at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT.

Watch the video here.


Tagged in Concerts, Margaritaville Cafes, Videos



Caption Contest Winner: John Andrews

posted November 19th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

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by Josh

Congratulations to John Andrews for winning this week’s caption contest!

Here was the photo:

Here was John’s winning caption:

“Yes , I said 5 Margaritas, I have it on auto pilot.”

It was another close contest, with John narrowly beating out Bluedog, who submitted the caption “Raise your hand if you want to buzz the nude beach again!”

388 votes were cast and John won 34% with 133 votes. Bluedog received 32% with 125 votes.

Here are the full results:

  • “Yes , I said 5 Margaritas, I have it on auto pilot.” – John Andrews (133 votes, 34%)
  • “Raise your hand if you want to buzz the nude beach again!” – Bluedog (125 votes, 32%)
  • “No, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.” – Mahlen Sayre (51 votes, 13%)
  • “Everbody duck!!! There’s some asshole firing at us!! They must think this is a ganja plane” – Wayne-O (40 votes, 10%)
  • “How many flying lessons have I had? This many!!!! What’s your point?” – Parrotdad (39 votes, 10%)

View all of the captions that were submitted here.

Congratulations to John Andrews and thanks to everyone who entered and to everyone that voted. We’ll have another caption contest soon.


Tagged in Aviation, Caption Contest



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