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Friday, June 19, 2015

Dinner with the Brown’s of Little Rock!!

Larry and Sue Brown are famous, maybe not in Little Rock, but on the TRVN RV forum.  For readers familiar with TRVN, their screen name is “dabusandus”. 

Last January while we were in Red Bay, AL at the Tiffin factory for repairs, we heard about a fellow Tiffin owner in the Tiffin Service Center campground who fell off a step ladder while cleaning ice off his slide-out toppers.

Word spread all over the town about a poor guy who was innocently clearing ice, when his wife pushed him off the ladder….. or so, that’s the way I heard the story!!!  Seems she had told him to bring the slides in the night before, but like a stubborn husband (I get called that a lot!!), he did not think it was necessary (again, sounds like me!).

His ankle was badly injured, broke, I think, and she had to leave in the car to take him home to Little Rock, and then she returned to “manage” the remaining repairs and modifications.  While getting the Diamond Shield rock protector replaced on the front of my Bus, I met her in the Mechanical shop where her Bus was getting repairs. 

We talked a while, and I made arrangements to take Patsy by her coach later in the campground to meet her.  However, the DS guys finished us up earlier than I planned, and we headed out of town and Southward to avoid the snow that night.  I called her and told her we would meet up sometime down the road.

While in the Downtown Riverside RV Park, I noticed a total of 5 Tiffin coaches parked there, and posted on TRVN to see if any of them were on the TRVN forum.  None ever replied, but I did get a PM from Sue inviting Patsy and I to dinner.  We accepted and they picked us up at the Bus on our second to last night in town, and treated us to a great meal.

After giving us some choices, we ended up at Doe’s Place, and we had one of the best steaks I have ever eaten!!  We also had a dozed tamales as an appetizer.  The server gave us a plate for the tamale  “WRAPPERS”, which sounded odd to me, since we use and call them shucks.  I guess Non-Texans can wrap them any way that they want as long as they are that good.  I even took two leftovers home and had them for lunch the next day!!

One the way to the restaurant, Larry seemed to be preparing us for the appearance and location of the building.  As I remember, he used words like DIVE, and others, but that didn’t bother me.  If he said the food was good, that was great with me.  However, as we got near the restaurant, he told me that a lot of big-time politicians ate there………. giving me bad visions of Hillary and Bill, as well as other crooks, er political leaders!!

If all worked out great…. a great meal, even better company, and no politicians, at least, that I recognized.  The food and conversation was so good that I forgot to take pictures until we were leaving.  Here are a couple of pictures of Patsy, Sue and Larry standing outside the restaurant…


I talked to them about attending the Texas RV Rally in Canton, TX next April that Patsy and I are helping to put together with other Tiffin friends, and you can see the brochure in Sue’s hands.  Also, note that Patsy is carrying my tamales!!

After taking the above picture, I noticed the sign on the building next door, and had to take a picture……


Larry explained that the “Dog House” building was something of a banquet hall for Doe’s Place.  I don’t know if it was formally a “dog” business or was name for the politicians that dine there!!  The night we were there, there was a tour bus full of people that were dining in there.

It was a great evening with good food, and excellent dinner company with a nice couple of RV’ers!! 

Thanks Larry and Sue……… We’ll see you down the road.


Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

We will definitely have to check that place out:)

Mike Mills said...

We've eaten there, but didn't have a steak, unfortunately. My kind of luck! Be sure and put me on the list for your rally in April, Richard.