Monday, 22 June 2015


This evening before the team dinner I enjoyed real breakthrough; I  master how the washing machine works. Grabbing courage with both hands I put a hand-washed shirt through a rinse and spin cycle.  Gratifying to think I have saved at least forty-five dollars on laundry bills across the week.

We went to Mary Mac’s Tea Room.  This famous eatery (pictures of the good and the great adorn every wall) offers “real southern hospitality”. Eating at Mary Mac’s means you never have to prove your courage in any other way.  Much of the menu is deep fried except the meatloaf.  ‘Four-piece Fried Chicken’, Fried Gulf Shrimp, Roast Pork with cornbread dressing, pork gravy and cranberry sauce, and Grilled Liver and Onions completed our special menu. There were huge embankments of vegetables on the tables to accompany the main courses.

On leaving the restaurant we awarded ourselves a Silver Star for courage under gargantuan portion size.

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