After visiting some friends of Edie’s in Cincinnati on January 1st, we headed south for Alvin, TX to work on a small family farm. But that’s a long drive and we had a week to kill, so our first stop was in Memphis, TN for some blues and BBQs. Neither of us had ever been, so we spent a day just walking around the city, the river front, and, of course, Beale St.
It was frigid cold, but that didn’t stop us from seeing the beautiful river front parks, the Memphis Walk Of Fame (though we just kind of stumbled upon that), and the march of the ducks at The Peabody Hotel. Unfortunately, Graceland was closed when we were there, so we only got a picture of the front sign and a short drive in the parking lot (but we saw the Lisa Marie!). Nonetheless, while we were in the city, we ate some great barbeque, drank a little bourbon, and enjoyed a little live music.
We’d love to go back to Memphis in the spring or fall, when the weather should be warm, but not Tennessee summertime hot. There’s quite a bit more that the city has to offer, from various museums to Graceland to a scale model of the Mississippi River stretching a half-mile, plus tons of history to read about and take in.
Here are some pictures from our two days in Memphis, TN.