Breakfast Buffets and Country Club Dinners – SOLC 3 of 31

For the past 3 mornings, my kids have asked for the same exact breakfast – scrambled eggs and toast. The repetition of this meal reminded me of when I used to visit my grandparents in Florida.

We’d stay at the Doubletree Suites and every morning we’d enjoy the breakfast buffet that was included with our stay. On our first day – the breakfast choices seemed overwhelming: omelette station, fruit, yogurt, cereal, danish, french toast, bacon, sausage, potatoes and more.  The second day, the choices seemed navigatable – we knew what the choices where, where to get them and what we wanted.  But each day, as we visited the unchanged breakfast buffet, the experience became more mundane. By the end of our week’s stay, we were done with having the same breakfast choices every day for a week.

During those same trips, we’d always make a trip to Grandpa’s country club for dinner. We only went once during our trip, but each time we went, it was very similar to the visit before – same linens, same bread rolls, same dinner choices.  All delicious, but all very familiar.

Recently, we joined a country club here and have been going to the Sunday Night Family Buffet dinners. And much like the breakfast buffet experience combined with my country club dinners of the past, the first time we went – it was exciting with so many choices.  After just a handful of visits, it now seems exciting (only because I don’t have to cook!) and  more mundane – there’s the salad bar, there’s the ice cream bar, there’s the soup, etc.

It’s interesting how quickly exciting becomes mundane in the realm of repetition.

1 Comment

  1. caroline524 said,

    March 3, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Your descriptions reminded me of those places we would visit, not limited to restaurants, because they were exciting but now rarely visit because they have become mundane. I’m impressed that you can remember the breakfast menu!

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