Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Memphis In March

Memphis is known for Elvis and Graceland as well as being the birthplace of Rock and Roll and the Blues.  The largest city in Tennessee, Memphis is named for an ancient Egyptian city on the Nile River.  Be careful if you take your pet frog into Memphis, 'cause it is against the law for Kermit to croak after 11pm.

In 2007, Randy and I drove to Memphis to go to the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Contest.  Guess what time of year we took that trip?


That wasn't a trick question, y'all.

The Food Network was there at the same time. filming a special to be shown the next year.  Neither Randy nor I made it to the small screen.

Memphis is ...

... Home to Danny Thomas' St Jude Children's Research Hospital
... The birthplace of FedEx
... The site of the first welcome wagon
... The hardwood capital of the United States
... Home of the first Greyhound and Continental Trailways bus lines
... The pork barbecue capital of not just the United States, but the entire world

Tomorrow Memphis is bringing my sister to me!  Randy, Roxy and I leaving in the morning and heading to the Memphis International Airport to pick her up in the afternoon.

I am looking forward to a long weekend of talking, laughing, and just plain hanging out and enjoying each other's company.

On Monday, Randy, Roxy and I will have to take her back to Memphis.  Tomorrow's drive will be an adventure with an incredible surprise at the end.

Monday's trip, not so much.

Gave the BEST day ever!
~ Dorothy

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