BRUNCH LADIES DO MEMPHIS
Early Saturday morning 4 of us boarded a bus in downtown Atlanta headed to Memphis. I must admit the ride was not horrible (although I am not looking forward to doing it again no time soon!). Once we arrived and was picked up by the hotel shuttle and checked in, we hit the ground running. Each of us had to a chance to express the things that they wanted to see and experience while in Memphis.
First stop was the Peabody Hotel to see the DUCKS! This was something that I was very excited about. They were so cute and so talented. Oh, can they draw a crowd! It seems like there were a 100 people waiting to see them go back to their penthouse for the night.
Once we finished taking some great photo’s we headed over to Rendezvous World Famous BBQ. While the ribs are dry rubbed and delicious it was the BBQ Chicken Nachos that was the real hit!
After stuffing ourselves we needed to walk it off so we headed down to Beale Street. There were many people out and about and we were able to stop and listen to some great Blues and watch some dancing in the street. Of course we worked up a thirst and had to make a pit stop in Wet Willies for cool and refreshing drinks. Wet Willies offered many types frozen drinks and after deliberating on what drink to try we walked back toward the Peabody with drinks in hand. Again the shuttle picked up us and took us back to our hotel. While the other ladies took a nap Denise made new friends with the locals in the hotel lounge.
The next morning we enjoyed breakfast at the hotel, then went for a tour at the Sun Studios, where Elvis made his very 1st recording. It was very interesting to hear the old recordings and see some of the equipment used back in the day. From there we went to GRACELAND, the home of the late Elvis Pressley. It was just what I had expected, over the top and tacky, but never the less it was the somewhat interesting. Not that I ever have to go back again. LOL. We then went to the Civil Rights Museum.
I can’t put into words how moving this was. I urge everyone to visit this great Museum and make sure to share with everyone what a great place this is. It is well laid out and it is the kind of place you could visit over and over. Once we had walked through the museum we were all very hungry so we decided to make a stop at Gus’s Famous Fried Chicken. Well, the Colonel, Mr. Popeye’s, the folks at Churches and Zaxby’s can’t hold a candle to this chicken. While this is a simple laid back kind of place, with very low prices, it is by far the best Fried Chicken I ever ate. After eating our share at Gus’s we waddled back to the Peabody and caught the shuttle back to our hotel.
Denise and Cheryl visited the hotel lounge once again, and had a wonderful time and great conversations with some of the guests. Next morning we were back on the Bus on our way home. All in all we had a wonderful time., and the Memphis trip was a great success!