Barbecue, Blues and Barges! One of the perks of being on the road full time like we are, is that after awhile you end up circling around again and the next thing you know, your rig just somehow finds it's way to some of your most favorite spots again! That happened to us this week when we decided to take a different route to Texas this time, we just seemed to find our way going right through the heart of Memphis TN...one of our most favorite stops! And the time of day, well, heck just right when we needed to spend the night, well two actually, since it had been a long drive and we needed a break, right? So, where else to stay, but at our favorite resting stop, Tom Sawyer's RV Park of course!
So, en route there, I give them a quick call...can you believe it, they were almost full and I had to practically beg for a site along the river? Yikes! Seems "rally folks" have caught on that this is a great place and have taken over, one group after another! Dang! Anyway, she gave us a site that they normally save for the big 5th wheels, that actually turned out to be the best one there! A clear shot straight at the river, yea for us! Now, this place is not fancy by any means, and not for everyone, but we just love it here. It's just a bunch of sites all along the Mississippi River, but quiet and peaceful and best of all you get to sit and watch barges being pushed up and down the river by big ole' tug boats all day long! The sun shines, the breeze blows, there's nice grass & space between each site...it just makes me smile.
Then, the very best part is...Memphis and Beale Street is only 20 minutes away! And that means barbecue! Not just any barbecue, but the best barbecue we've found across the country...and trust me, I've eaten more than my share of ribs from California to Maine and this small cafe on the corner of Beale St has the best ones going! It's called Blues City Cafe and all they really serve are ribs & catfish and the stuff that goes with them. It's all good. The meat falls off the bones, there's just enough sauce to give it flavor without drowning them, and for us, a half rack leaves your tummy so full (along with the beans, coleslaw & fries) that your moaning when you leave. I start missing them the minute I leave, knowing it will be a long time again that my mouth will have such a treat again...
As we walk down Beale Street, blues eeks out from several of the restaurants, and you hear it as well when you go into some of the stores, it's it soul here...you can just feel it.
To soon we had to leave...but we'll be back, our rig knows the way!
...on the road to Texas, Marie
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