Monday, August 3, 2009
We had a great weekend with friends, but it is always nice to come home. Tunica Mississippi is about a 4 hour drive from our home and since we were driving past Memphis we decided to stop and have lunch on Beale Street in Memphis. I will say this, I am glad I went but ....I have no desire to go back. It is no Nashville...Beale Street is to me kind of trashy and very dirty. I can cross Memphis off my list. Onward to Tunica...The casinos are literly the only attractions in this area, unless you are a cotton farmer. Hundreds and hundreds of acres of cotton!
A three day weekend is plenty enough for me at a casino resort. I feel as though I have smoked a carton of cigarettes and I don't even smoke! That is the only thing that gets to me, is all the second hand smoke, thankfully we were able to eat in non-smoking and play poker in a smoke free room.
It was like a roller coaster weekend...the first day I was down $$$ and did not do very well playing poker, the players were extremely aggressive. The second day I did much better and started playing more craps. Now craps is exciting and takes lots of energy so it wore me out! I like to yell and clap a lot, I just can't help showing my excitement when I win! The Gold Strike Casino is very generous in comps...we did not pay for one meal while we were there, and we are certainly no high rollers. The hotel was nice and clean and the rooms just had been remodeled, so it was very comfortable.
Since we have only lived in Tennessee for three years we love any opportunity to visit nearby states and attractions. My goal since moving here was to be sure we went to all of the eight states that Tennessee borders. Since Arkansas was on my list we took a little afternoon break and drove into Arkansas. Well, I can tell you that too is not an exciting place either. We just got gas and left but there was nothing pulling me forward if you know what I mean. The following states border Tennessee--Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, N. Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky & Missouri. We have only two left to visit..North Carolina and Missouri.