MGM Gold Strike Casino: The Perfect Girlfriends Getaway Part 2

MGM Gol Strike Casino in Tunica, Mississippi

MGM Gol Strike Casino in Tunica, Mississippi

Elaine and I arrived at the MGM Gold Strike Casino Resort around 2:30 in the afternoon. As we drove up to the entrance, I told Elaine to use the Valet Parking and I would pay for it because I didn’t feel like walking far from the parking lot. We were both pleasantly surprised to find that the Valet Parking was complimentary!

MGM Gold Strike Casino Lobby

MGM Gold Strike Casino Lobby

From the moment we arrived at the MGM Gold Strike Casino, we felt like we were treated like royalty, or at least like we were two famous ladies. The only disappointment of the entire weekend was that our room was not ready when we arrived. To be fair, though, my reservation confirmation said we could check in after 4:00 p.m. The front desk clerk told us that we could check our bags at the bell stand, and they would store them in a closet until our room was ready. With that problem solved almost before we asked, we were free to explore a bit.

We decided to sit in the Food Court for a while to rest a bit from our journey. The salads and sandwiches look very appealing, so we were soon eating a quick bite.

At 4:00 p.m. we checked in, and gave our baggage claim check to the bell attendant. We went up to our room, and in a few minutes, the bell attendant was at the door with our bags. We were greeted with a welcome package of snacks, tied up in pretty red bow!

What a nice touch! I felt like a VIP!

What a nice touch! I felt like a VIP!

Just look at this room! Both of us got our things settled right away, and crawled into our beds to nap. We woke up about fifteen minutes before we were supposed to be at the Chicago Steak House for dinner. Before I tell you about that, let me show you pictures of the room:

mgm gold strike casino handicap accessible room

Our beds were soooo comfortable!

Those beds were so comfortable. I slept so good on mine. We were on the 25th floor, so our view out the window was of the Mississippi River at flood stage.

mgm gold strike casino room

We had a desk, a large chest of drawers, a big screen TV and two ver comfortable chairs.

This hotel has one of those little coffee pots that makes one cup at a time. There was no fridge or microwave, but there were bottles of water in the room. The bell attendant asked us if we wanted him to fill our ice bucket, too! So, we had ice available for our water.

A card addressed to me! I felt so special.

A card addressed to me! I felt so special.

I just had to show that because I have never had anything like this waiting for me in a hotel. I started looking for my princess crown, hahaha.

I asked for a handicap accessible room, and they delivered.

I asked for a handicap accessible room, and they delivered.

After my awful experiences trying to get a handicap accessible room in Flagstaff, Arizona, I was so impressed that MGM Gold Strike promised AND delivered one for my stay. I just can not tell you how much those bars and bath seat mean to me.

The handicap accessible bathroom has enough space to accommodate a wheelchair.

The handicap accessible bathroom has enough space to accommodate a wheelchair.

Now that I have told you all about our room, tomorrow I’ll tell you about our meal at Chicago Steak House at MGM Gold Strike. Believe me when I say it was delicious!

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 Classmates.com. 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!

Campground Review: Corinth Gun Club RV Park

The entrance road to Corinth Gun Club RV Park

This is our second stay at Corinth Gun Club RV Park in Corinth, Mississipi. The campground is located west of town on County Road 604, which is off of Us Highwy 72. There are 26 campsites, all with full hookups.

The layout of the park

The price for one night is $30, but they do accept Passport America for 50% off, making it $15 a night. There an “honor system” pay box where you drop your payment, either cash or check.

The shooting range

There is an outdoor shooting range on the property, but I have not heard anyone shooting either time we have stayed here. And since it is out in the country, it is very quite.

The RV sites

The pul through sites are level, and have a paved pad. They are big enough for any size RV, including those with large medium duty trucks. They have both 50 and 30 amp electric connections.

Our site

This campground is nice enough for a one or two night stay if it is on your route, but it has no amenities other than the campsites, and no trees could make it very hot during the summer months.