So, we've been home for two weeks and I am just getting around to writing this TR. I must say that although I haven't written the TR, I have already started planning our next trip to Tunica for March 2012!
There were seven of us trying to get coordinated! DH, our youngest daughter (29 y/o) and myself were in one car. Our oldest daughter, her husband and two kids (4&6 y/o) were in their car.
We stayed at Harrah's Terrace. As in the past, we were totally pleased with the Terrace. The rooms were spotless. The staff were friendly as well as efficient. The pool is very nice and and the grandkids loved it. Our connecting rooms, which I had requested, were ready and waiting for us when we arrived. What a pleasant surprise that was! The children loved the fact that they could go between the two rooms at will!
We played mostly at Harrah's. The gambling there was so-so. I love their drink service which you order from the machine where you are playing! We also spent several hours at Hollywood where everyone but me won a little :(
We played a short while at The Fitz where we had gone for breakfast. Free is Free--right? Actually their breakfast is pretty good. Our grandson loved getting to eat at a castle! Their pictures of the flood were amazing!
Ofcourse, we had to eat at Hollywood Cafe. Their fried catfish is so good, just like Grandma used to make! Our adult kids were suitably impressed.
We spent one day in Memphis. The Memphis Zoo is just lovely! The kids loved seeing the Pandas. We also spent a few hours on Beale street. We found the ribs at Blues City Cafe to be good, as usual.
Our daughters and son-in-law drove down to Clarksdale Thursday night for dinner and blues at Ground Zero. They had a great time! They enjoyed some adult time without the children. They loved the atmosphere and music at Ground Zero. Nana and Poppy enjoyed the evening with the babies---fed the fish and turtles at Harrah's and then went to the arcade at Kids Quest..
Our main reason for coming in August is to attend The Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival in Clarksdale. The festival was great as usual. This was our youngest daughters first taste of blues in the delta, now she is a convert!
On our way from Vicksburg, we stopped in Indianola so the kids could see the BB King museum. They all loved the museum. Our 4yo grandaughter with designer genes (Downs Syndrome) was enthralled! She LOVES BB King! It took her two hours to go through and would have stayed even longer if she could. The lady working at the museum was just lovely! She turned on the pa system and gave K the mike so she could play like she was introducing BB King. What a great memory that lady's kindness created!
What a great trip we had! Thanks for reading my TR. I hope you weren't bored to tears! Nanaju