Perfect 24 hours includes stop at The Sanitary

Published: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 04:11 PM.

The weather gurus didn’t have much good to say about the forecast. The word was we’d have rain and sleet topped off with snow. Nasty.

Warnings were issued to stay off the roads, if at all possible. Well, for my wife Ann and me, it wasn’t possible and turned out to be a wonderful 24 hours.

I’d bought tickets to see Delbert McClinton’s Feb. 16 show in Morehead City. We catch much of what the Morehead Center serves up and had no intention of missing this one.

We left home three hours before the show kicked off. We wanted plenty of time to have dinner at The Sanitary.

I’ve mentioned that restaurant many times on these pages because the place is woven tightly into my memories from when we first came to the area from California in 1953. We spent our first night at the Perry Park Motel in Morehead and had dinner at the Sanitary.

Who could’ve guessed I’d be writing about that first visit 60 years later?

We have eaten there a lot over these past six decades. When family visited, that’s where we fed them. In my early teen years, going to The Sanitary meant I could drive!

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