"You Will Feel The Blues Here In Sweet Memphis All While Eating Some Great Food"
The amount of food we ate in Memphis TN was unbelievable. A city where Blue’s music is everywhere, the people were nice and the food was amazing. For Labor day weekend we decided to take a trip to Memphis TN. Last year Labor day weekend it was Pigeon Forge TN. Tennessee is always a great pick for traveling with your family. This year was exciting because I got to see my grandmother and one of my favorite cousins, Tasha. Grandma flew in from Los Angeles California and Tasha lives in Las Vegas. I hadn’t seen them both since the last time I visited Las Vegas for my 25th birthday. The car ride wasn’t too bad, last time I came to Memphis the ride did seem much longer. We somehow managed to make it in 8 hours. My GPS said 10 hours originally. I love my GPS but sometimes she will have me lost! Lamar drove you know the usual. He loves to drive. I rode front seat, mama, Rayah and Dashawn in the back. We loaded up on Friday Morning, ate breakfast at Chic-fil-and took off, 75-North to I-20 West.
Home of the National Civil Rights Museum, a city where get many vibes. You get blues vibes, soul vibes and rock ‘n’ roll vibes. What a trio! The king of Rock ‘n’ roll formerly known as Elvis Presley passed away in Memphis Tennessee at a very young age. He was only 42 years old. I wished we had enough time to visit Graceland. I’ve always loved Elvis Presley and his music. I am a huge fan of old school music. I could always relate to his music. Elvis won 3 Grammy’s and a Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36. That’s pretty impressive to receive such an award at only 36. Elvis Presley was a Capricorn by the way, we are known to work hard.
I got a chance to see First Baptist Beale Street Church. This historical church is located downtown Memphis, just a block from our hotel. What makes this church significant it was the 1st multi-story church built by freed slaves between 1871 and 1885. The church was hand-made for the African-American community. Decades later the church still standing as they have their Sunday Morning Service that starts at 8:00AM
Now there is no way we could travel to Memphis Tennessee and not eat their famous BBQ. There were so many highly recommended BBQ spots. The Rendezvous, Pig On Beale and Cozy Corner Restaurant, all serving you Memphis’s top notch BBQ. We actually went to Central BBQ. It was one of the first BBQ restaurants that had a wait time that was less than an hour. Boy are there so many people in Memphis and everyone likes to eat! I ate their pulled chicken sandwich with their house mild BBQ sauce, which was amazing. The baked beans were sweet and spicy how I like and the potato salad was tasty. That’s one thing you cant eat from everyone, is the potato salad and their was bomb. I really liked how they have the BBQ sauce station set up, so you can try all the different sauces. My son ate their pulled pork nachos topped with shredded cheese and house mild BBQ sauce, he actually ate them all so they must have been good.
While site seeing and riding the community scooters we took more pictures in front of the FedEx Forum where the Memphis Grizzlies play basketball. There was this really cool guitar right out front, I just had to get a photo next to it. We sat out in front for sometime just talking, laughing and enjoying the scenery. Next thing you know it this tall guy walks out of the gym. He was drenched in sweat, holding a basketball. It was Yuta Watanabe who was recently drafted and plays for the Memphis Grizzlies. Yuta is the second Japanese NBA/G-League Player. And goodness he is extremely tall. I just had to ask him how tall he really was. His response 6 foot 9 inches tall. He made my niece Rayah look like a midget in their picture.
Overall I had such a great time in Memphis. Family is the most important thing to me. I cherish every moment I get to spend with mine. So because of that I am super excited. I cant wait to get to see my dad’s side of the family the end of this month.Where does your family live? When and where was the last time you met up?