Our next stop on the trip was Memphis, TN. Although we got into town rather late and didn’t have much time to spend there, I really got to like this city. Driving in, we came up Riverside Drive, which took us towards a bridge crossing the Mississippi River that was beautifully lit with yellow-orange lights. On our left was the river, and on the right a hill, on top of which sat one big beautiful house after another. Again, it was dark already and late, but they looked very impressive to me.
We headed towards Beale Street, the legendary street where “blues was born.” It looked so cool – a few blocks of colorful, lively, neon lights inviting you to enter blues bars, cafes, clubs and souvenir shops. We decided to head into BB King’s Blues Club for some live music and a delicious BBQ pulled pork sandwich. Let me tell you about this sandwich – it was GOOD! The pork was so tender I barely had to chew it! And of course the music was awesome, from old-school Mississippi blues to oldies like “Mustang Sally” and even a brief medley of Michael Jackson songs.
Downtown Memphis seems very cool. It has trolleys AND horse-drawn carriages! I even saw a pretty cool Cinderella-style carriage, covered in white “vines” and colorful lights. Unfortunately, Mike wouldn’t take me on it. Then again, it was FREEZING. So I’ll def be back when the weather’s warmer to better explore Memphis.
Any suggestions on what I should check out on my next trip to Memphis?