Thursday, July 2, 2009

Walking in Memphis

Although Southaven, MS (pronounced: miss-i-pee) is an exciting town full of exotic restaurants (Sonic) and exciting places to buy international wares (Target), I’ve been able to escape to the “big city” to see old sights with new friends!

clockwise from top: Sarah, Shauna, Stephanie, me, Natalie and Lisa

First stop, the Peabody Hotel. Not only is this hotel a beautiful landmark of Memphis, but it also has famous ducks that are escorted daily from the pond to the roof on a red carpet.

Can you find the mallards?

Memphis from a bird’s-eye….or should I say duck’s-eye....view!

Next stop, maybe after some finagling on my part, the Civil Rights Museum. I highly recommend this to anyone who finds himself/herself in Memphis….it was everything I had hoped for and more!

The museum was connected to the actual hotel where MLK Jr. was shot.

I left the museum with a sense of utter respect and gratitude for the bravery displayed by men and women who acted upon the conviction that God’s love for mankind is equal and universal.

Lastly, what would a tour of Memphis be without visiting the home of the King? So, after 2 different tries on 2 separate days, I saw the home of Elvis. Fun Fact: Elvis bought this land from a doctor whose grandmother, Grace, gave it to him; hence the name Graceland.

Our tribute to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll! We love Memphis!

1 comment:

  1. 1. SO glad to see Natalie in these pictures!!
    2. Dang girl, you look good :)
    3. I LOVE YOU.