Friday, April 28, 2017

Tennessee, Memphis - Friday, April 28, 2017 - Graceland RV Park

We have come to Memphis to find this guy – or at least some history on him.  Elvis Presley was a big part of our younger years so we’ll take a little walk back through time.

We are staying at the Graceland RV Park for three nights, we will be heading to Indiana on Monday morning.  This Good Sam Park is older than I imagined it would be.  It has full hookups and we are in a level pull through site.  It isn’t a park where you want to get out your lawn chairs and just hang out but it’s good for a visit into Memphis.  I swear a few of the RV’s here were here when Elvis was alive!

Last night we stayed at the Sunshine RV Park in Texarkana, Arkansas.  It was suitable for an overnight visit but absolutely nothing blogworthy about it.

Tomorrow we will be visiting Beale Street in downtown Memphis.  Beale Street is one of America’s most famous musical streets.

On Sunday we will be visiting Elvis’ home Graceland.

We will also be visiting the just opened “Elvis Presley’s Memphis”.  In other words we are really being tourists for the next couple of days.

We had supper at Vernon's, named after Elvis' father.  Pretty good barbeque.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Oklahoma, Thackerville - Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - Winstar World Casino

We pulled into the RV Park at Winstar World Casino yesterday afternoon and we will be staying until Thursday morning.  From here we will be headed to Texarkana, TX for an overnight stay.  The Winstar is the largest casino in the United States.  With its last expansion it became larger than the casino in Foxwood, CT.  It has 7,400 electronic games and over 90 table games.

We are in site 103 right across from the reservation office.  The weather has been mild but the wind has been brutal.  Chance of rain tomorrow.

We got in the Jeep and drove around some of the facility today.  Despite the wind there were several golfers out on the course.  They were painting some of the parking lot at the club house this morning so lots of orange cones were out.  They also have a golf academy here.

My camera doesn’t have a video option on it or this would have been a whole lot easier.  I wanted to get pictures of the casino but it is a mile and a half long (according to our shuttle driver last night).  I snapped pictures as Greg drove through the parking lot.  We felt like security might be wondering what we were doing.  It is called “world” casino because various countries are represented around the outside of the casino.  These same countries are represented again in the d├ęcor of various sections of the inside of the casino.  I can’t name them all but a few are pretty easy to recognize.

Two of the five hotels that are in the complex.

If you visit the Winstar you have to check out this shop that is right down the road.  Cloverleaf says it is spirited shopping.  I say it is certainly eclectic.  I should have taken my camera inside, there were a lot of off the wall items available.  I saw a couple of tops I liked I just wasn’t willing to pay over $100 for each one.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Texas, Amarillo - Sunday, April 23, 2017 - Amarillo Ranch RV Park

We are here only overnight, seems to be a pleasant place to stay.  They do have a strange lawn ornament just outside the office.

The greeter at the registration counter gets your attention.

Texas themed lounge area.

Small retail store next to office.

We’ll be off early in the morning heading to Winstar Casino RV Park near the Texas/Oklahoma line.  We should be there right after noon to stay for three days.