Pearl River Resort – Golden Moon Casino Hotel, Philadelphia MS…and Peggy’s

On our way back home, Av and I stayed at the Golden Moon Casino Hotel. This was our first time to stay there. It’s different:

This is the Silver Star hotel/casino, which is right across the street from the Golden Moon. Both properties are operated by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

The rooms at the Golden Moon are nicer than the Silver Star (we stayed there one night a few years ago for a convention). This was our room at the Golden Moon:

It was okay, but the room smelled at first like a huge container of powdery carpet deodorant. Either it dissipated when we opened the door or we got used to it – either way, we only stayed a few hours overnight inside the room, so we survived.

The next morning, we got up and shopped at Williams Brothers (which is one of those stores that’s been around forever – it’s 50% grocery store, 45% clothes and shoe store, and 5% tack and feed store!). It’s really neat to walk around. Next, we went for lunch at Peggy’s, which is right in downtown Philadelphia:

Peggy’s has been around since 1961, where Peggy and Don Webb started serving food out of their home’s kitchen – and the guests would eat in the dining room. They moved out recently, and there’s extra seating now in the living room! We love it. Av had fried chicken and some rice, and I had chicken and potato salad with butter beans:

At Peggy’s, you just walk into the house, up to the kitchen where the food is set, serve yourself and pour some tea, then they bring bread and dessert. There’s no check to pay – you just leave…I think it’s $7…in the basket. So nice!

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