Sunday, April 8, 2018

Touring Memphis

Last month, I posted photos from my tour of Slave Haven in Memphis. During that weekend trip, which we took so Mr. Handsome could attend a conference, we also stopped at a few other places.

On Saturday evening, we walked down iconic Beale Street in downtown Memphis. It was cold, but there a lot of people milling about. Most were bar hopping, which isn't our cup of tea, but we enjoyed browsing through a few shops and reading the historical markers.


We just happened to visit while the spring flowers and trees were in full bloom. The city was filled with beautiful trees like the one below.


Before leaving for home, we decided that we had to try a local BBQ restaurant. Mr. Handsome and I are always up for some good BBQ! We chose Germantown Commissary, and it did not disappoint. The restaurant was small but quaint, and the food was exquisite. We ordered a rack of ribs to share, plus some salads and sides.

Have you seen the movie The Blind Side? It's one of my favorites, and it came to mind while we were in Memphis. Although the movie, which is based on a true story, was filmed in Atlanta, it takes place in the Germantown area of Memphis. 

7 comments:

  1. Anonymous4/08/2018

    One of my favorites, browsing through shops I never been in. I'm familiar with the movie, but haven't seen it yet. Have a good week!!!Jane

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  2. Anonymous4/09/2018

    Glad you had a nice time in Memphis. Bar hopping is not our cup of tea either.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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  3. Mr Handsome desperately needs a haircut by a qualified and experienced barber. I think a shorter cut would be a great change.

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    1. Hi Stephanie, this is Mr. Handsome. I found this comment to be absolutely hilarious. My hair has always been the bane of my existence. If I cut it short, it’s fine and thin and sticks straight up. If I cut it long I have two cowlicks that go to every which way uncontrollably. I used to have a buzz cut which helped eliminate the problems, but Ellie thinks it makes me to book too young and immature. So I’ll just have to go with the absent-minded-professor-hair-going-crazy look.

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    2. Anonymous4/15/2018

      People probably look at Ellie more than you. That is just like the British royal prince's problem.

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  4. Ellie! The tree in the picture is a Chinese Magnolia tree I have that same tree in my front yard. But my tree hasn't started blooming yet do to the cold weather in Illinois

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    1. Thanks for sharing, Beth. Hope your weather warms up soon! It's been chilly in Tennessee, as well.

      Ellie

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