Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Gulf Coast Trip - Part 1

My husband had a little business meeting in Picayune, MS and he asked me to go along with him. The only catch, I would have to be away from my babies for 3 nights. I do believe that was the longest I've ever stayed away from them. I asked myself, what does God say about your relationship priorities? God is always first. Your spouse is second. Your children come next. As hard as I could imagine it would be, God would want me to go with Doug. Of course, Doug adding that we'll stop by New Orleans, LA on our last day, helped me confirm my decision as well {te-he}. I knew the trip would be some what boring and I would have to stay in the hotel room all day for at least a day. I brought a few things to keep me occupied until Doug could get back from work.

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

A limitless entertainment, while we wait. photo 1978368_10152299302870850_67210913_o.jpg
Our entertainment, while we eat

Tuna steak and shrimp w/blue crab - it's what's for supper.  Delicious!  I absolutely recommend Darwell's photo 1658503_10152299322270850_175807179_o.jpg

Tuna Steak Oscar - It was delicious!

I've seen commercial ads on television regarding Pearl River Resort and the casinos in that area.  I never really knew where it was because for one thing, I don't gamble or have a desire to gamble.  I'd rather see where my money is going.  Thank you.  Little did I know, I wasn't too far from it the night we went to Long Beach.  You know, you just can't see much while driving at 7:00-9:00 at night.  To the left is black and to the right is - well, BLACK.  Unless we passed a town with streetlights, it was very hard to make things out. 

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 $24.95 - Silver Slippers.  So good!  Wish you were here. photo 1890648_10152301372840850_2029045522_o.jpg

Funnel cake time !!!!!!!!!!!!! photo 1618219_10152301463475850_1249016949_o.jpg 
I'm posing with my funnel cake and powder sugar - LOL! 


1 comment:

Laura said...

I'm so glad y'all had a fun time!!