Saturday, September 12, 2009


Several friends had recommended Tom Sawyer's RV Park in West Memphis, AR, and we're so glad we were able to stay here about 3 days. This would have been an ordinary park had it not been for the spectacular view of the Mississippi River. Huge river tugboats would push several huge barges at one time while traveling up and down the river. This place was so laid back that that's all we did....look at the "Mighty Mississippi" and watch the the barges. Our favorite part of the day was sunrise since we faced east, and as you can see, they were spectacular!

I forgot to tell you we are in catfish heaven. We are just beginning to see a little Cajun/French influence - the spices in the foods are changing. In one restaurant (Flying Fish in Memphis) they called it "Snappy". That meant, "It's going to be get ready."

We have to move on down the road, but the memories of the Mississippi River will always be vivid. In fact, I know we'll return one day. I just know it, especially when RV and I break out singing "Old Man River" as we drive down the highway. We have a new found appreciation for those people who live along the riverbanks of the "Mighty Mississippi".

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