Thursday, August 6, 2009

Tunica, Mississippi

Tunica, Mississippi is one of the more interesting stops around the country for me. This is the first time that I have been here, and I have found some really neat things here as well as some really weird things here. Let's start with the humidity and the mosquitoes. They are the two most unpleasant things to deal with here or anywhere really. Anybody that has heard anything about the South before already knows about the humidity. It takes your breath away when you walk outside and you get all sticky. In fact it is such a noticable change that it makes my eyeglasses fog up when I go outside after being inside for a while.

Besides the different weather than I am used to the only bad thing I would have to say about this area is how out of the way everything is. I mean I come from a small town, but this place is different because the casinos are out in the middle of nowhere. So I have to DRIVE to a small town from here to get to anywhere, including the laundrymat. Which is fine for the most part because my roommate has a car. It is just a pain to take time from my sleep schedule to get up before work and go out and run errands.

So enough complaining and on to the wonderful things about this area. I love how nice and friendly almost everyone is. The people are not quite as nice as everyone in Biloxi but still noticeable nicer than other places I have been.

The casinos here are pretty cool. They are fairly generous with their food comps which makes me happy because it helps me minimize my expenses. There is also plenty of poker action at the casion I am at plus the one next door so when I get off work there are games that I want to play. I can play here where I work (which I prefer not to do) where the touranment is going on (so of course there is going to be action) or I can go right next door and still find plenty of my type of action.

I can not put into words how different the South is, all I can do is tell everyone how much I love. The food here is the best part. Lots of yummy yummy dishes, comfort type foods as well as things I have never tried before, with good sized portions and lots of side dishes. I have not found a place to eat around here that I have not liked yet. There isn't anything amamzing that I have found yet, even though I know it is here since I am so close to Memphis, but everything is at least solid.

Okay that is enough about non-knitting related conversation.

Until next time!

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