Thursday, June 15, 2017

Walking in Memphis

We have moved to Tom Sawyer RV Park, right on the Mississippi River. The first thing we had to do was go to dinner at our favorite place here, The Memphis Barbecue CO. 
We got there early to avoid the crowd.
I rarely put pictures of food in the blog. but these are the best ribs you can get in the world. I got the whole slab and Peggy got the 1/2 slab with dry rub. They were great! Then the next day we had to go to Beale Street for lunch and some music. We took an Uber cab ride to get there. It was only $12. We ate at Silky's Irish Pub. I had the Sausage and Cheese Plate which is a common menu choice in Tennessee.    

Looks yummy doesn't it?
Then we took in some good Blues Music. When it was time to go home we couldn't get a Uber driver, so we had to take a cab that cost $44 to get back. We weren't very happy about that. We'll have to make better Uber choices next time.
I was sitting in the RV and I noticed a red HHR two sites over, then I remembered that a blogger we read has a red HHR and it was Mike and Sandy. His blog link is on our page Phannie and Mae
We all went to dinner the next night.
We've been reading Mike's blog for about 3 years, so it was fun to finely meet them. It's great to make new friends on the road. We felt like we already knew them just from reading his blog.
The weather has been real hot and humid here.
One of the best things about this park is the view of the river and all the action on it.
Lots of barge traffic going up and down the river.
This park just reopened a week before we got here. It was under water. That happens a lot.
This is how close you can get to the river.
We had to go to the biggest Bass Pro Shop.
Peggy took this real cool picture. The last time we were here it was a closed down sports arena. Bass Pro Shops invested $200 Million to rebuild it. I love Bass Pro Shops! 
This was a Bass Pro Shop extraordinaire. Besides the usual stocked fish ponds, grill with bowling alley, and a gun range upstairs, it had a Shooting Arcade and hotel in it. We had great Fish and Chips at Uncle Buck's Grill.
One of the huge fish in the pond. 
Oh we found this really cool picture of a BGE in Africa. How cool is that. 

Live Happy and Always Go Big.