MGM Gold Strike Casino: The Perfect Girlfriends Getaway

MGM Gol Strike Casino in Tunica, Mississippi

MGM Gold Strike Casino in Tunica, Mississippi

A couple of months ago, I received an invitation in my snail mail to come to visit MGM Gold Strike Casino in Tunica, Mississippi as part of a press tour. I thought at first that it was a joke or a scam, because I have never in nine years of blogging, received a paper invitation to an event. Everything I have ever received in the past was through email. I decided to give the telephone number on the invitation a call, though, and I’m sure glad I did. It was one of the most enjoyable trips my friend Elaine and I have ever taken.

Elaine and I met way too many years ago, when I was eighteen and she was seventeen, and we both went to work at Southern Bell, which is now a part of AT&T. We became friends quickly, and had so much fun together cruising around in her little Corvair. Even after we both left Southern Bell, we kept in touch, and visited often. I got married, had three children, went back to work at Southern Bell.

Sometime in the mid 1980’s we lost touch. Elaine was married, had two children and was going to college while she worked during the day. Fast forward to 2003, when I received an email from her. She had found me on We have emailed back and forth, chatted on the phone, and visited as often as possible since then.

So, when I got the invitation for this trip, I asked her to go with me, so we could renew our friendship. We picked back up right where we left off, caught up on life and family, and came away with new memories shared.

Elaine said she would drive so when the day finally arrived to hit the road headed for Tunica, Fabgrandpa helped me get my suitcase, my backpack, and my tote bag packed with lots of gluten free snacks and bottles of water into our car to go meet her at I-20. It was going to be So. Much. Fun!

Tomorrow, I’ll tell you part one all about our stay at MGM Gold Strike Resort!

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Karen Eidson is telling the world way too much about her, whether they want to know it or not. She writes about her life of living full time in an RV, eating a gluten free diet, things she does for fun, and things that are important to her. She makes you look at photos of her grandchildren, talk about her husband's survival of oral cancer, and shows you things she has made. You know you want to look.


  1. How wonderful to be able to make this jaunt with such a long time friend.

  2. That is great that you got to catch up with an old friend. I think the paper invite is cool too!

  3. How fun that you were able to take a great trip with an old friend. I can’t wait to hear about the whole trip.

  4. What a fun weekend get away with girlfriends!! I love to be able to sneak away without kids for a weekend.

  5. It already sounds like you had a fabulous time together even. I would so love to do this with my mother some day. Can’t wait to hear the rest. Thanks for sharing.

  6. So great that you were able to get together. It sounds like the perfect plan. I need to do this with my girlfriends!

  7. I am ready for a getaway!! I need to get a few girls together and check this out.

  8. Ahhh I need a getaway! This would be so much fun!

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