About that barbecued spaghetti sauce, I read about it on the menu and my first thought, was...EWWW!! They mix barbecue sauce half and half with spaghetti sauce. But, when Ron got it instead of his potato salad, he tried it, then, had me try it. It wasn't really that bad tasting, it must have been a popular dish as we saw several people had it on their plates.
After dinner, we finally headed for home, only to have the GPS take us on a backroads adventure. Why it didn't bring us home the way it took us is beyond me, but, at one point, we were on a local backroad and I had my doubts it would get us to the right place, but, we finally did get home...
We are still at Cherokee Landing Thousand Trails, but, will be leaving to head west on Wed, the 1st. Will update you on our further adventures when we get to our next destination.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
By the time we got back from Mud Island, it was 6PM and we were hungry. But, since Beale Street was close by, we decided we were going to walk down the street to see what we could see. We had heard about a restaurant called Neely's from some friends, apparently it is on the Food Network, so we wanted to try it. It was not on Beale Street and although there were a lot of famous restaurants on Beale Street, we figured we'll try one of them next time we come through here.
As we walked farther into the museum, we walked into a re-creation of a battle in the river during the Revolutionary War. At the beginning of the museum, you can take units with headphones that tell you what each exhibit is, with sound effects and excerpts from actual individuals telling about certain things. In the battle, you can hear the cannons booming and excited yells from the men.
Monday, August 30, 2010
The Mud Island River Park has recreated the Mississippi River as it looks following the last 1,000 miles down to the Gulf of Mexico. It also shows other rivers flowing into it, such as the Tennessee, Ohio and Missouri Rivers. There is also an excellent museum on the premises that tells the history of the Mississippi River from the ancient Indians who lived there all the way through to the present time. Come follow along as I show you pictures of what we saw going through the museum. To get over there, we boarded a monorail to make the short trip across the water, you can also walk the 1/3 mile, but, it was rather warm that day, so we decided to ride.....
Our next stop was in downtown Memphis. We stopped at the Visitor's Center to talk to the personnel inside to get some information on the Mud Island River Park, which was right across the street from the Visitor's Center. The lady at the desk told us we could stay parked in the center's lot to visit Mud Island. So, for those of you who go to Memphis, don't park in the pay lots, park at the Visitor's Center for free.