Thursday, March 25, 2010

Walking In Memphis!!

Last week was Spring Break at MC. We still had to come to work, but it was a very slow week without the students. I was able to get a lot of work done! Since we still had to work during Spring Break the college was so kind and gave us Friday off.

So Friday Justin and I went to Memphis with my parents for a day trip. My mom really wanted to go eat lunch at Neely's BBQ. I am not the biggest fan of BBQ but I thought it would be cool to eat at a restaurant that was owned by Food Network stars. I have to say that the food was not the best and the place was not at all what I thought or hoped it would be. But at least I can now say that I have eaten at Neely's BBQ.

After lunch we did a little shopping. My mom and I love shopping but Justin and my dad are not the biggest fans so we only went to Pottery Barn and William Sonoma outlets. I could have spent hours and lot of money at both of those stores. Once the guys had had enough shopping time, we went downtown. When in Memphis, you must go see the ducks at the Peabody Hotel. Yes, I know that it is not the coolest thing to see but it is just fun to hear the story about the ducks and watch them swim around the fountain. I was shocked at the crowd of people that gather to watch the ducks. I tried to get close to get some good pictures but I didn't have much luck.

We had a good time walking around Memphis and seeing the mighty Mississippi River. We were heading to the car getting ready to leave when my mom saw a carriage and wanted to take a ride. So all four of us piled into the carriage lead by "Prince" the horse. Our driver was very knowledgeable about Memphis. It was a fun to ride the street in a carriage. I think that was my first carriage ride.

We had a great time in Memphis. Next time we go back to Memphis I would like to go to Graceland. I am not a big fan of Elvis but I really want to tour Graceland. So next time that is where I will be going.

1 comment:

  1. Graceland is actually cool!! Its fun to go in the house and see the HORRID decorating. Everything looks midget. Also----next time....a MUST is eating at the Arcade Diner. Its in downtown right across from hotel Lorraine (where MLK Jr was shot). They film a lot of movies in the diner (Elizabethtown for example) and along that street. Its still decorated like it was back in the day. Its awesome. Buy a shirt, they are CUTE. But, check the dining hours before you go because they may only be open for breakfast and lunch. Let me know what you thinK!!!