BBQ Adventure (2.0) Day 12: Sunday 10th May 2015 (Tunica MS to Memphis TN)

I had a great nights sleep last night, and actually woke up quite late. It was wonderful sleeping in a hotel that didn’t have smoke wafting through the door, or smell of pets!


The plan today is to drive to Memphis TN, just across the border. Before that I want to visit a casino, hopefully to win enough money to pay for this trip!

 Tunica MS is home to several casinos and also has links to Blues music. I checked out of the Days Inn, and headed towards the strip.

I would have loved to see Dwight Yoakam!


I knew that I would have no luck, when the dollar bill that I fed into a poker machine got stuck inside! I called the attendant and he gave me the evil eye as he took out the crumpled note!

I spent an hour at the not so lucky Horseshoe casino, trying to find a ‘lucky’ spot to put down my $10!


I decided to cash it in for two $5 chips and play roulette. The first chip went on black, loss. The second went on red, loss! Stupid game anyhow!

Ten dollars lighter, I headed for Memphis. My accommodation there was back at Pattys house, the Airbnb Farmhouse that I stayed at last year.

As it was Mothers Day, I bought some flowers for Patty and arrived just before 1300.


The Farmhouse is a great property, and if you are ever looking for somewhere to stay in Memphis, I would highly recommend it.

I suggested to Patty that I take her out for a Mothers Day lunch and she drove me to Huey’s Burgers, a favourite restaurant at mid town.


I ordered the World Famous Huey Burger, and Patty ordered the same as well a side of onion straws.


The burger was quite tasty, a decent size, and they can actually cook the beef patty to your liking!


The highlight of the lunch were the onion straws! Thinly cut onion rings, floured and then deep fried! They had an intense onion flavour and being so thin, almost melted in your mouth!

 There is a tradition at Huey’s where you can use your drinking straw to blow the toothpick that held you burger together into the ceiling! What a great idea!


That orange one is mine!

After a great lunch we headed back to Pattys, and relaxed on the porch for the rest of the afternoon.

Patty has agreed to allow me to stay as a guest in return for painting her hallway. We both agreed to start work tomorrow morning, and settled in for a few drinks. Patty made a light supper and it was good to finally be in Memphis!

The plan tomorrow is to start painting the hallway, a job that I have allowed two days for!


One thought on “BBQ Adventure (2.0) Day 12: Sunday 10th May 2015 (Tunica MS to Memphis TN)

  1. Love all of your blogs my son, and I love you!! Travel safe and I am glad you have had some SLEEP!!! Lots of love and hugs, I am coming with you next year!!!!!!! Love Mum x x x x x

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