July 8, 2022
On Saturday, we decided to go for a motorcycle ride to see the Greenville Mississippi Welcome Center and then get some groceries.
We arrived at the Welcome Center and explored the outside first. The building was used in the 1984 Worlds Fair.
We walked along the outside balcony before going inside.
The downstairs contains the normal welcome center pamphlets and such. The upstairs is a mini museum or exhibits from the local museums.
The first thing you see as you walk upstairs is Kermit the Frog.
There is a writer’s exhibit. There have been a lot of writers from Greenville, MS.
There was an exhibit from the Winterville Mounds.
The exhibit from the Blues museum was the largest exhibit.
There was some additional information about Greenville landmarks.
There was a memorial to the sailors who last their lives on the submarine U. S. S. Grunion in the Mississippi River. The pictures of the story did not turn out well.
It was a very fun welcome center and well worth the stop.
We then rode to the pet store and bought a bag of Science Diet for Nox. It was in the same center as the grocery store, so we walked to get the groceries. We didn’t buy anything perishable, so we decided to out for lunch.
We were going to get some hot tamales, as it is a Delta special, but the tamale restaurants didn’t open until 5 o’clock. We wanted to try another restaurant that Google claimed was open, but Google was wrong. Bruce found a BBQ restaurant that got good reviews and was open. It was very good.
As we were putting on our gear to ride the motorcycle back to the RV, I noticed the clouds were dark. I joked, “Tut tut, it looks like rain.”
Bruce laughed and remarked, “I wonder how many people would recognize that quote.”
As we rode back, the rain started. Of course, we did not have our rain gear. Bruce took it fairly slowly back to the RV. He kept wiping his helmet with his gloved hand to keep the his visor clear.
We got soaked on the way home. Once back at the RV, Bruce let me off at the front of the site. I unlocked the door and got inside.
Bruce pulled the motorcycle under the front of the RV and grabbed the dog food and groceries.
We both had soaking wet gear and the clothes underneath the gear were also soaked. We use mesh gear in the summer.
After we pealed off our gear and hung it up, we changed into dry clothes.
Nox was happy to see us and recognized the dog food bag. A new dog food bag is exciting for her.