Tumultuous Uproar

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McDonalds sans Oeuf

18 October 2018
Lisa and I scoff when we see a McDonalds. The one in Papeete, Tahiti had a sign (in French) stating that if you didn't get your order in three minutes, you would get three cookies, free. I joke about ordering a hamburger, medium rare with BBQ sauce on half, mustard on half, onions on the BBQ half and pickles only on the mustard half with a sprig of parsley. Let's see them get that right in three minutes. Oh, I would order it in French which would really make it tough for them. I would be enjoying those free cookies.

Uproar is now in Marina Taina, one of the few times Uproar is tied to a dock. It is convenient here. There are shops with everything for the boat right here. There is also the Marina Mart, a convenience store that is really a complete, small grocery store.

We walk through the McDonald's parking lot on the way to MM for my almost daily pain au chocolat (chocolate croissant) and cafe au lait. Viva la France! Yesterday, Lisa said, “You know, an egg Mcmuffin would taste good.” We went to the MM first for my petite dejeune, then decided to use a McDonald's table to enjoy our breakfast. They have a beautiful, covered area, overlooking the sea with faux granite and stainless steel tables, spotlessly clean.

We ordered the egg Mcmuffin and cafe au lait. The order came quickly and we exited to the patio. Closer to the ocean, they had a grassy area with more tables covered by thatched gazebos. We took one of those and marveled at the best McDonald's play area in the world. Oh, they also had a concrete tidal lagoon, about 200 feet across and 3 feet deep for the kids to play in!

Lisa opened her sandwich and saw only cheese and bacon. No egg! I took it back. They told me they were out of eggs. Oh well, I took it back to Lisa. She pulled out the dozen eggs we purchased at the MM and handed me one. I triumphantly took it and the eggless sandwich back to the counter. That really threw them for a loop. They said in clear English, “We can't cook that.” Apparently they can only deal with stuff coming out of a tube. But they also asked in English, “Would you like the three cookies?” Mais oui!

They were soft, warm chocolate chip cookies (no doubt squeezed from a tube of goo). They reminded us of the Midwest Express cookies! We sat enjoying the best McDonald's in the world with a travel poster view...but sans ouef!
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Vessel Name: Tumultuous Uproar
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau 42s7
Hailing Port: Milwaukee, WI
Crew: Russ Whitford & Lisa Alberte plus Sophie our Jack Russell Terrier
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