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Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Monday, October 25, 2010

Nancy and I drove down to Tunica, MS on Saturday. Tunica is where the state of Mississippi decided to set up the second largest casino complex in the US. It is spread out so the number of casinos is deceiving.

Anyway, they also have a Riverwalk and a Museum of the Mississippi River and an aquarium. It is also the port of the Tunica Queen. It is a nice ship, well maintained and clean. There are two level inside and luckily we were on the lower level near the main buffet. The diners on the second floor can watch over a railing around the center of the ship opening to the main deck.

There is also an upper level, where you can sit outside and Saturday was a wonderful night for that. The temps were about 65-70, light breeze. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They pride themselves on their Prime Rib and the Chef/carver came out and danced around the buffet table and got the diners excited.

The Prime Rib was excellent. They also had Turkey breast which was moist and tasty. There is a bar on board and Nancy and I each had a beer, but stayed away from the frozen drinks they were hawking.

There was a DJ doing his best to get people onto the dance floor and some did, but it was more line-dancing than anything else, and well, we sat them out.

Two hours after we pulled away we docked. Back in the car for the 45 minute ride home. I thjink we might try one of the sightseeing sails during the day next spring.

We used the evening as a celebration, as it was on the 24th (Sunday), three years ago we had our first 'meet and greet' drink through  

The best thing about it? We used a Groupon which was the deal of the day a few months back. Groupon is really a great idea, which has been copied in some manners by others. Normally, the dinner would have been $47.oo/person. With the Groupon, we paid $25.00 each, almost a 50% savings.

NO..This is not a paid advertisement. I get nothing for this except to inform those who might not have heard of them or if you are skeptical.

Really excited about tonight's show...remember, if you can't catch it live (MNF, DWTS, BUSY) - check out the archives at the BlogTalk Radio Site or at the Music On The Couch Blog.

From the Mississippi Delta comes Ms. Eden Brent a woman who can give you a soft loving sound or a full-blown juke-joint rumble. Her skills on the Piano earned her the 2010 PINETOP PERKINS PIANO PLAYER OF THE YEAR.

"Blind Mississippi" Morris (Cummings) will also come sit on The Couch. Mr. Cummings is a staple here in Memphis both as a solo artist and with his band The Pocket Rockets.

He was rated one of the 10 best harmonica players in the world by Bluzharp magazine. He has performed with musicians such as B. B. King, Rufus Thomas, Muddy Waters, David Porter.

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13 Of Your Sparks

  1. Travis Cody Says:
  2. I love those kinds of dinner cruises. I took one in Hawaii when I went for my birthday several years back.

    We've been trying to download the show on the weekends.

  3. ...sounds like a wonderful time on the water. I would have had a Manhatten, though. Wild Turkey, Shaken, served up. Just sayin'...

  4. Jay Says:
  5. Even at $47 that kind of dinner cruise is a pretty decent deal. But, you got a real bargain!

  6. TRAVIS: It really was sweet...and the weather made it better
    Tonight is a show to download

    PHFRANKIE: Yeah, I just wanted to stay sober there, as the cops are always out in force

    JAY: Absolutely true on both counts Jay

  7. Dianne Says:
  8. Happy 3rd meet and greet :)

    sounds like you guys had a great weekend

  9. I was picturing your wonderful evening which then segued into the promo for tonight's show, and then BAM! You gave a listing of "excuses" for missing the show live. Um....were you directing that at any one particularly BUSY person? ;-P

  10. DIANNE: THANKS! We did

    SONGBIRD: Well, there was oyu for the MNF and BUSY and Travis for the in some ways, yeah, I know two of my biggest supporters have other obligations on Monday evenings.

  11. Anonymous Says:
  12. Hey, I can't view your site properly within Opera, I actually hope you look into fixing this.

  13. Trav really needs to get a DVR. I'm just sayin'......... ;)

  14. ANON: And you are?

    SONGBIRD: He has one, but he does his writeups for his blog on DWTS...

  15. Ken Says:
  16. I want a dinner cruise every night.

  17. I know that! I read them, believe it or not. :-P

  18. Maggie Moo Says:
  19. How the heck has it been 3 years already?!?! Holy cow. I'm getting old. ;)


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