southern hospitality...

is really true. i've never been addressed "hon", "sweetie" or "miss" as many times as when i was in memphis. the funniest is when they call me "miss sue".

other than the frustrating flight getting to memphis, it was nice to take a couple of days off work and spend it with my family. so since we got in a day later than planned, we really only had 2 full days in memphis, monday and tuesday.

so on monday, we spent some time in downtown. we went to see the fed ex forum. it was all star weekend so we didn't get a chance to watch a grizzlies game. we walked around beale street and spent some time at the national civil rights museum.

it's pretty incredible that they built the museum around the actual motel that martin luther king jr was actually assasinated in.

i feel like whenever you see shots of memphis, they always have this sign

baby j and my sister with me in front of fed ex forum

on tuesday, we planned a trip to graceland. umm...who knew they closed on tuesdays for cleaning!! we were still able to walk around the mansion and through the garden.

we actually spent a day in tunica, mississippi doing what my family loves the most --- gambling!! it was nice that my parents got to do something during this trip that was fun for them hahaa. although i told hubby that being with my family just brings out the worse in me. i know it's sad and love my parents but they can so easily push my buttons!! they of course, don't realize it or intend to, but spending 24/7 with my parents for 5 days was just a bit too much for me. =)

1 comment:

joyce said...

did you eat some memphis bbq?! glad to hear the rest of your trip was better.