Saturday, November 30, 2013


 The rest of my family went back to Atlanta to spend Thanksgiving with Betsy’s relatives so it was an opportunity to do something different for the holiday.  We found a great alternative was to enjoy the Thanksgiving buffet at the Catamaran Resort on Mission Bay.  The resort has a lush tropical atmosphere as one enters the lobby. The complex is located on a lovely stretch of beach on Mission Bay with boats and boards for water activities and plenty of tables and chairs for relaxing. 

We made reservations for the first seating at 12:30 to enjoy the food while it was fresh and plentiful.  There were many food stations filled with tasty, creative appetizers that included many kinds of seafood, a wide choice of salads, lots of meat entrees and side dishes along with a wonderful choice of desserts. This a popular event held in a large ballroom along with two nearby meeting rooms and well attended.

The view from our table .  

After the delicious meal we headed to the dock in front of the hotel where  we boarded one of their sternwheeler boats for a complimentary ride to sightsee around Mission Bay. It was a mostly sunny day with a few scattered clouds and a mild temperature.

Glass ceiling of the sternwheeler

 It was a pleasant way to spend the afternoon sitting on the top deck watching the scenery that included a few people sailing around the bay or paddling on boards.

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