Thursday, July 29, 2010

Camp Red Bay, Re-Visited

Yesterday we decided to take a quick run to Tunica and have lunch at Paula Deen’s Buffet in Harrah’s Casino.  We left a little after 10, stopped by Bridget & John’s to tell them “See Ya Down the Road”, then drove to Tunica.  We got to Harrah’s before we were really hungry so we decided to play a few penny slots before going up to the buffet.  We each won a little, so we paid for our lunches!  After lunch we went on back to the RV Park for a quiet last afternoon watching the river.

I know we missed visiting a lot of interesting and historically significant places in Memphis.  Clearly, we will need to go back.  I have more river watching to do, too.  But, we wanted to make sure we have enough time to get in and out of the Tiffin service facility in plenty of time to get to Indiana by the end of August, so Memphis will have to wait.

We were on the road at 8:30 this morning and pulled in to Camp Red Bay (AKA Tiffin Campground) around 11:30 or so.  We got a full hook-up site on the pavement this time, so we’re happy about that.  About half the sites here are in the dirt and gravel, so it’s a mess when it rains.   But, even those sites are better than getting here and finding a full campground.  After we got settled in, we stopped by to see Karen and Donny for a few minutes.  We first met them about a year and a half ago when we were in Rockport, Texas.  They recently bought a Phaeton and needed to have a few service items taken care of.  We’ll see them again in August and September for the Gypsy Journal Rally and the Escapade right after that.

This evening we met with a local fellow, Chris Berry, who does a lot of custom woodworking projects for Tiffin owners.  Chris is a former Tiffin employee but has his own business now.  He’s done several projects for us and we like his work, so we’ve asked him to put in a cabinet under our bedroom TV and some half-shelves in the front cabinets over the couch.

We miss this view tonight:

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1 comment:

Mark and Dortha said...

Glad to see you arrived safely in Red Bay. Hope you get all your work done in good time. We will be visiting there in September after the rallies.

Thanks Jim for getting the canned apples for me.

See you guys real soon.