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North America » United States » Mississippi September 11th 2012

Today, 9/11, is certainly a day we all stop and remember. Pause....Remember.... September 11, 2012 is another day WE shall remember....we are free: free at last! One month to the day .... we are actually out of Red Bay, Alabama. We are heading South towards the Gulf Coast. We are like birds out of their cage....flying free with a song in our hearts. It was a long time coming! Our departure was not easy....surprised? We waited ALL day as they finished up the final touches, thus, getting into the cashier department at the very end of the day. What they do on their computers is beyond me.....1/2 hour of typing away aimlessly. It made any government red tape process seem simple. You would have thought she was writing all my blogs. Then the insurance gal strutted ... read more
Repair Bays & Motel
2 Overflow Areas
LEAVING

North America » United States » Mississippi September 9th 2012

Trying to take it all in before we go back "home" to Red Bay....excited because we found a Flea Market until we got inside to find only junk and many crates of pathetic puppies for sale....out of there FAST as I get so upset seeing that. Across the road, we could see Buffalo roaming in the field.....WOW -- maybe we had made it out West and hadn't realized it! Nope....it's the Tupelo Buffalo Park. What's better to see - hummingbirds.....hmmmmm. We had a great trolley ride through the fields seeing more than Buffalo as my photos show. They also had a walking/petting/feeding section. I love places like this...Cory patiently goes along. Our next stop was at the Tupelo Auto Museum. If you like cars of all vintage...this was the place to go. The white car with ... read more
Buffalo
Lulu
Animals

North America » United States » Mississippi September 5th 2012

We're not in California as planned but we are in the Hollywood Casino/ Hotel....back in Tunica, Mississippi. It's beginning to seem like home and has become a wonderful, restful retreat for us .... away from "Prison Red Bay". We like this gorgeous hotel the best...extremely clean and comfortable PLUS they compt'd our room for both nights of our stay when Cory checked in....we don't even ask, they just do it. The delicious, bountiful buffet is 77 cents and they don't even charge us that...All FREE....it doesn't get any better. It is such a welcome and needed relief from the stress we have dealt with at "prison alley". We're whistling a Happy Tune right now....we'll return to reality tomorrow. Our room overlooks the casino and buffet area.....we LOVE the view.....our two favorite places. Because this is the ... read more
Slots & Buffet Below
Picking Cotton
Stay in the room, Lulu

North America » United States » Mississippi September 3rd 2012

First things first: Happy Birthday, Sara - our granddaughter's birthday is today. On this visit to Tunica (note we have had three so far) our choice of a casino hotel was the Gold Strike. Our new friends from Atlanta said that is where they always stayed. The casino was really nice but the roomS (note the pleural) weren't. Our FIRST room had a live, crawling, centipede-like creature crawling around in the bathtub. We're out of there! One bug...how many more?? Our SECOND room had issues but found too late to move. I moved the desk lamp only to find a white powdery substance!!! Could it be???!! When taking our morning shower, "someone's" shampoo bottle was found hanging on the rod. There were brown flecks on bathroom floor and a caked-on gob of something on inside of ... read more
Lobby of Gold Strike
Bathroom Bug
Barges on the Mississippi

North America » United States » Mississippi September 2nd 2012

Nothing, Not, Zero, 0.....that's what we did, saw, said, etc. yesterday. Just ran out of things to do or see so did nothing, thus, had nothing to say or share. I've posted a photo of our new compartment door and window. Today "we're on the road, again". Going back to Tunica. We feel lucky there and want that feeling to continue. It is 173 miles away and we will miss the Coon Dog festivities tomorrow, but hopefully, Luckyman will stay on his streak.This long weekend makes this final leg of this "visit" at Red Bay seem unending. Even though the end is in sight, it seems real cloudy. All these lemons we have turned into lemonade ---- the lemonade is tasting like dishwater, now. The paint job on the RV will begin on Tuesday....takes a couple ... read more
On the Road
Backseat Driver

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North America » United States » Mississippi August 30th 2012

Here we are.....watching the damaged end cap being removed. They brought in the new cap on a big rack....similar to Hannibal Lector on his wheeled rack in the Silence of the Lambs. Took many men to lift it and they only laid it down.....and that's where it stayed for the rest of the day. Our tech spent the afternoon putting the small stuff on it like tail lights, back up mirror, etc. Then they told us we couldn't stay in it for the night but they would set us up in a motel. A motel...not even close...they were going to have us stay in this old travel trailer up in the corner lot. Sometimes you think it can't get any worse...... and then it does. Tiffin's slogan is "Roughing It Smoothly"......but this would be just "roughing ... read more
Moving the Back End
Where to Stay?
Elvis Presley Birthplace

North America » United States » Mississippi » Biloxi August 28th 2012

Thursday-August 23, 2012 Day 2 began with breakfast at the Blue & White Restaurant in Tunica before heading south to Biloxi. We had enjoyed both the Donut Tower and breakfast at the Blue & White on a previous trip, so knew what goodness awaited us. It took about 7 hours to get to the Gulf. We first stopped at Island View Casino in Gulfport, which turned out to be much larger and nicer than the Grand Biloxi where we were staying. We were in both Gulfport and Biloxi a couple of years before Hurricane Katrina, but couldn't really remember all that was along Beach Road at that time. Today the beach is a wide open expanse for miles, while there are both newly remodeled buildings, and open areas, some for sale, perhaps where homes stood before ... read more
Beach Between Gulfport & Biloxi

North America » United States » Mississippi » Tunica August 27th 2012

Wednesday-August 22, 2012 Day 1 of our 5 day Great Race to Rewards (Harrah's summer promotion) trip found us leaving home at 7:00 A.M. and headed to Tunica, MS by way of Effingham, IL and Memphis, TN. We decided not to stop at Lambert's in Sikeston to be pelted by those delicious "throwed" rolls, but opted instead to enjoy that deep fried hamburger and side of fries at Dyer's on Beale Street in Memphis. So good! We arrived in Tunica around 3:00. We visited Harrah's, Fitzgerald, and Hollywood before checking into the Roadhouse for the first of our comped nights.... read more
Cotton Fields of Tunica

North America » United States » Mississippi August 26th 2012

WINNING!!! Lulu loved the displays!... read more
The Titanic
Cobra Car
Bat Mobile

North America » United States » Mississippi August 25th 2012

It only gets better......our travels took us to the Mississippi River at Memphis. We took a paddle boat ride on the Island Queen which was very nice. It even went into Arkansas. It was a horrible place to get to, though. Cory had to drive our car onto a very steep slope of cobblestones to park. I almost fell down into the river going down the embankment. From there, we hopped a trolly to Beale St. in Memphis. It was just like the festive street in Nashville we visited coming down. We stopped at a couple bars and a park to listen to the Blue's singers & bands...excellent! Next stop: Tunica, Mississippi to hit the casinos, again. This time we stayed at the Hollywood Hotel & Casino. And again, they compt'd our room. What a way ... read more
Cobblestone Slope
Paddle Boat
Happy Couple




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