Friday, Nov 3, 2017 – Enjoying the day

I have been to Memphis, TN a couple of times before.  My plan was to just hang out and go to the Memphis Botanic Garden.  Welllllllll, it was overcast, foggy and drizzly all day.

After the morning thunderstorm, I left the trailer at 11:00am.

So I drove by Graceland and by Beale Street.  I stopped to see the World Largest Bass Pro Shop, Memphis Pyramid.  The pyramid was a concert/entertainment venue before Bass Pro purchased it.  They did a great job with the effects.  It was a little too dark in places to shop.  I had lunch there in one of the restaurants.  The lunch was good but the portion was way too large.

The weather was not getting any better so I decided to drive down to Tunica, MS to the casinos.  It is about a 30 minute drive.  I had never been there.  So, before you actually get to Tunica, you reach the casinos north of Tunica in Robinsonville.

I stopped at Sam’s Town Casino.  I spent a couple of hours there.  I put in $20, played about for 90 minutes and left the casino with $105.  Not bad.

Drove thru light rain and drizzle back to trailer.  Back about 7:00pm.


Can you tell how foggy it was?


Bass Pro


Bass Pro


Who has a $300 pink cooler on their Christmas list? I know where you can get one…


Bass Pro

#97 – Thursday, March 28, 2013 (Day 52)–Pigeon Forge, TN to Paducah, KY

Sevierville and Pigeon Forge basically just run together and Gatlinburg is five miles further.  I drove thru all three this morning.  Gatlinburg is very picturesque and very compact.  It is very walkable.  Parking is an issue in Gatlinburg and expensive.  Traffic was congested today.  I can only imagine what it is like in peak times.

Pigeon Forge and Sevierville are more like Branson.  You either take the trolley or drive.



I left Pigeon Forge about 12:30pm today.  I drove 365 miles to Paducah, KY.  I ran into traffic congestion in Nashville today and again just 20 miles from Paducah.  Arrived at Duck Creek RV Park, Paducah, KY about 7:30pm.  It is central time zone here so it is actually 6:30pm.

I am 412 miles from home.   I hope to sleep in my real house tomorrow night. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 (Day 51)–Selma, NC to Pigeon Forge, TN

I left Selma, NC about 9:00am.  I drove 380 miles to arrive at Pigeon Forge, TN at 5:00pm.  I am staying at Riveredge RV Park.  I am staying hitched so I decided to take the town trolley to find someplace to eat.  They have a very organized trolley system here.  There was a trolley stop in the RV park just a few steps from my trailer.

There are a lot of families in town enjoying spring break.  There are also 2000 teenagers in Gatlinburg attending the Tennessee FFA convention. 

The trolley driver recommended a restaurant called “Old Mill Restaurant”.  He said it was one of the best in town.  Well they were definitely popular.  They were running them in and out.  It was a little different.  Every dinner option was a full meal.  This is definitely one of the reasons that we all weigh too much and also waste too much.  I chose my meal and then they brought a cup of corn chowder, a side salad and four corn fritters.  Then the waiter brought my meal and two dinner rolls.  The portions were very generous.  Then the waiter brought a card with five choices for dessert.  I chose the chocolate cake to go.  Way too much food.  Almost every person left the restaurant with to go boxes.  Probably less than 50% of the food taken home will actually be eaten.  So food wasted and a lot of foam containers wasted.  This meal plan also pushes the total ticket prices up. 

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The picture above is some “art” at a rest stop along the way.

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While I was waiting for the trolley back to the RV park I admired the lovely snow covered mountains.  Unfortunately I had left my good camera in the trailer so the following picture does not do it justice.

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