Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Bucksnort, Tennessee

After a couple of hours of driving towards Tunica, MS, Jim Mossman was nervous about the bedroom slide coming out, so we pulled off I-40 to secure it more. Wikipedia calls this place

Bucksnort is a small unincorporated community in Hickman County, Tennessee, United States. It occupies Exit 152 on Interstate 40 a few miles east of the Tennessee River. The demonym for Bucksnort is "Bucksnorter". There are no U.S. Census statistics for the location and there is no post office.

This turn off the freeway was like a cul-de-sac that had a running gas station, a closed up gas station, a Travel Lodge and Rudy’s Restaurant. Here’s the town sign, which is on the back of the sign that reads “Motel”.

Bucksnork,TN

After shoring up the bedroom slide Jim M. asked if we wanted to go on to Pilot Travel Center to eat breakfast or eat here. Pilot’s food is predictable and we all love the unusual, so we opted for Rudy’s….what a great decision!

Rudy's Restaurant

Inside was a large restaurant with two other couples eating. The heat source was a kerosene heater in the middle of the floor. After being seated by a friendly waitress we checked out the menu which gave the story of the town’s (???) name.  Seems back in 1880s a man named Buck settled in this area and began to make moonshine. So when the local gentlemen wanted some they would say “I’m going down to Buck’s for a snort”, which got shortened to Bucksnort.  Don’t you just love it?

Here their the Breakfast Special was a choice of bacon, ham or sausage, two eggs, hash browns AND homemade biscuits and gravy for…..get this…..$4.95….incredible!!!  The gravy was the real thing….not from a can.

The Two Jims got ham and it was a good size portion cut off the bone and 1/4 inch thick…very good. My 3 bacon slices were also thick and fried crisped. They even made me some grits instead of the hash brown…I’m not a big fan of potatoes. The food was very, very good.

At the register there was a selection of homemade baked goods for sale…banana bread, peanut brittle, hard candies, mini pecan pies, etc. We bought the pecan pies and peanut brittle and they were also a nice treat later on in the day.

Overall it was a nice stop and one we will certainly remember.

Remember, you are loved!

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