We left this morning on a long-time planned vacation with our daughter's in-laws, Jean and Ben Cole Sr., from Hermann, Mo. The five day, 1500 mile trek, would take us through six states with overnite stops in Tunica Mississippi, Scottsboro Alabama, Stone Mountain Georgia and Manchester Tennessee.
On the first leg, we headed south through Missouri, then east across the Northern part of Arkansas before ending up in Memphis, Tennessee. When traveling south out of Memphis along the mighty Mississippi river, you will see miles upon miles of farm land, with cotton being the predominent crop. Suddenly, off to the west, you will see these huge glittering buildings! What the heck is that?
Tunica, Mississippi, is known as the Las Vegas of the South. Located in clusters that are scattered along the Mississippi river are nine casinos. With lights flashing and slot machines singing, the gambling is hot and heavy here. Although the winning wasn't too good for us, we had a good time and enjoyed a delicious buffet at the Gold Strike Casino, before retiring to a very restfull nites sleep.