Off we went, my mother and I, to Memphis. My cousin Michelle was getting married and many of my mom's side of the family was there.
Grandma Beryl let us get her all dolled up for the wedding.
Sun Studio, where Elvis, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis made their names famous.
There is an old trolley we rode around the city. (until someone in the other car lost their lunch :/)
And I was looking to move after lunch at Gus's. Life changing, folks. I totally get the fried chicken thing now. Also, we had fried green tomatoes, it seemed like the thing to do.The Peabody Hotel has a fun tradition of marching the ducks that live in a rooftop pond down to the hotel fountain every morning through the hotel elevator. We visited at 5pm when they are marched back up to the roof for the night. But way more interesting than all that was this phone setup, to me anyhow.
Gibson's Donuts. Light and the perfect combination of sweet and savory.
They say the BBQ is divine, and it was. The fried chicken, though. GAME CHANGER.
And reason #103 why my dear arteries could not pack up and move to Tennessee; Honey Shortbread from Bluff City Coffee. Again with the sweet and salty. So good. ( I found out about this and the donuts from this guide.)
The trip was definitely bucket list worthy. Full of funny stories and how people are so strange no matter where you travel. I am grateful my momma was happy to do nothing but eat our way through town. Let's do some sit-ups and go somewhere else next year!
A huge thank you to Papa Ken and Matt for holding down the Man Cave. You two made it easy for us to enjoy our time away.