So how did I survive all day in a hotel room? It wasn't bad. After Doug left for work, I did my stretches. I guess I spent around 30 minutes on them. It did loosen up my back and neck from the long ride down. I made sure to drink plenty water after all the stretching and popping in my back. I thumbed through the magazines and books that I brought, but really wasn't in the mood to read. I brought some chick flicks in hopes that they might have a DVD player. Unfortunately, they didn't. Thankfully, they did have DirecTV and HBO. I caught up on a couple of movies that I haven't seen. I use to be addicted to FOX News (Hannity, Glenn Beck, FOX and Friends, etc.), so I got to catch up on all the latest media hype. Yep, the country is still going straight to HELICAN in a hand basket. I tried to remember to move around during every commercial break on the television. We had a little refrigerator and microwave in the room, so it was nice to warm up some soup for lunch. We picked up a few snacks from Walmart as soon as we got to town. The time really did go by fast. The part I hated about it was how beautiful and sunny it was outside and I couldn't be a part of it. With it being a town that I'm not familiar with, I didn't want to take the chance and go out venturing.
On Wednesday night, Doug and I drove down to Long Beach, MS. I never thought we would ever get there. Driving at night and from a long distance, thank goodness for GPS. We never would have found this little joint that a buddy of Doug's recommended "Darwell's". It is back in the sticks, but it was a great atmosphere, delicious food and wonderful hospitality. Their specials were a little pricy, but well worth it. Doug had the Blackened Mahi-Mahi with Crawfish Etouffee for $25. I got the Tuna Steak Oscar, cooked medium, with grilled shrimp, blue crab meat, Mushrooms in Yum-Yum sauce, asparagus and a side of green beans for $21. Darwell's was featured on "Diner's, Drive-In's & Dives" with Guy Fieri. Below is the episode to give you a better idea.
Darwell's is located: 127 E First St, Long Beach, MS 39560
Our entertainment, while we eat
On Thursday night, Doug said the same guy that recommended Darwell's told him to go to Silver Slipper Casino. Their buffet restaurant there "Jubliee Buffet" was having an all you can eat for $24.95 seafood bar. Doug knew I would love it because how much I love snow crab legs and Gulf Shrimp. Oh my gracious! I believe I got my monies worth because I ended up with 3 lbs. of crab legs and about 12 butterfly fried shrimp. Oh. It was so good. We wanted to try the Dungeness Crab legs, but their not very good. Not as sweet as Snow Crab. Instead, I put the Dungeness crab legs down and picked me up a funnel cake with sugar topping. So delicious! I wished you could have been there.
ALL YOU CAN EAT!
I'm posing with my funnel cake and powder sugar - LOL!