2013 Flight to Florida travel blog

Mellow Mushroom

Dali like interior decor

Pizza and Calzone

We hung around Winnie today. I worked on the income taxes. For a treat we had dinner at Mellow Mushroom Pizza Restaurant. I heard about the chain last month when I read an article about how they went above and beyond to honor the request of a deployed soldier.

The story as reported on the local ABC station: "Army National Guard Maj. Shawn Fulker is thousands of miles away serving in Afghanistan, and when his wife's birthday came around, he decided he wanted to do something very special.

Josephine Fulker loves Mellow Mushroom pizza, so her husband emailed Mellow Mushroom's corporate website on Thursday to ask whether one of the company's Jacksonville stores could deliver a pizza and a $50 gift card to his wife at their Jacksonville, Fla., home. If they could, he said, he would call the store and pay for it with his credit card.

Mellow Mushroom did one better. Unbeknownst to Shawn Fulker, a local Mellow Mushroom franchise was working to make his request even more memorable.

"We had the cook make a heart-shaped pizza, and then we stopped by the nearest Publix (supermarket) to get flowers and then we picked up balloons, just to kind of make it special," Brooke Chafee, a manager at the Jacksonville store, told ABCNews.com on Monday evening."

You can get the video and the rest of the story at http://gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/pizza-chain-makes-special-delivery-soldier-afghanistan-035216851--abc-news-topstories.html

I try to support organizations that support our armed forces.

On the way home, we got off the interstate at the exit for Flamingo Lakes and found that Lem Turner Rd. which was the way we needed to go was closed by a police car. We heard on the radio there was a shooting and asked the policeman what was going on, but he would'nt tell us. He said we should watch the news. When we got back to Winnie, I loaded my pistol just in case. We watched the 11 o'clock news and found out the police shot a guy who threatened to kill his wife in a domestic dispute. It was less than a mile from the campground. ABC again had the story: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/topstories/article/302018/483/1-man-dead-in-officer-involved-shooting

You just never know.

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