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Great Loop Day 084 Nov 20, 2016, Dog River Marina in Mobile, Alabama
Part of the secret of a success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. -Mark Twain
Day 84 Sunday, Nov 20, 2016. Dog River Marina in Mobile. Another layover day. Plan to call a few marinas tomorrow to find one that can haul the Sea Marie out of the water to do a little work on the hull at the waterline. Need to raise the antifouling paint higher to prevent seawater marine growth from becoming a permanent fixture on the hull. But today is Sunday, I am taking a run to Walmart and dinner. There's a Golden Corral Buffet next door. Perfect!
I signed up for the marina courtesy car for 4 pm. The only time available. There's a 2-hour limit to get it back. Well, 4 pm came, and no courtesy car. Going to get dark and don't like to drive in unfamiliar places that are usually poorly marked. There are 2 vehicles available, a pickup and a van. Both are out. I kept busy by helping with docking boats that required fuel at the fuel dock. M/V BOAT- DATIOUS was getting ready to leave tomorrow. She was right in front of me the last 2 days and will stay on the fuel dock till am. The skipper spent yesterday in the wind and waves trying to secure his dinghy to the transom with great difficulty. He said he woke up this morning with chest pain but was feeling better. I hope so. 4:30 pm van arrives. Keys over the visor, just replace the gas used. Only 8 miles to Walmart and Golden Corral. I'm off and running. Cellphone GPS set and taking me there pronto. As I drive I make mental notes of the businesses I pass. Need to see them on the return trip. It'll be dark.
There it is! The Golden Corral Buffet. The parking lot is not full, Yea! The cashier line is short. No pay as you exit here. Senior price was only a dollar off the reg price of $12.99 and Dr. Pepper was $2.99. Good that I brought along a hefty appetite. Start at the salad bar. the lettuce needed to be refilled, alerted the woman worker and said she would get some, she was a pokey little puppy, so I moved on. Spinach leaves will have to do, my time is short. Loaded my plate, Sat down, and inhaled it. Now seconds and thirds and desserts. The pot roast was the best, prime rib second best, so many choices, my head was spinning. Sorry Mickey, no ribs. Then dessert. No cheesecake oh well, plenty of other goodies. The chocolate fountain was yummy! Then Walmart for a few items. I got confused leaving the gas station after buying 1 gallon of gas to replace what I used. Then listen to GPS talk to me turn by turn, back at the marina after dark at 6:30 pm. Unload the van and I’m back on the boat. Tomorrow is some big news...
Dog River settled down a little as the winds died.
There is Steve! Notice the sun is a lot brighter on the Gulf.
Dog River Marina courtesy car. Not bad, eh?
The Golden Coral was near empty for a Sunday evening, I must have missed the afternoon rush hour.
Something to stimulate the appetite.
I had the Roast Beef and Prime Rib but ate those while still hot. Sorry, no photo.
Should I get a chocolate fountain for the Sea Marie?
Eating it slowly and deliberately.
Back at the boat, I got Mickey’s litter box and food dishes ready. And I have nice clean and dry rugs!
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