Making Memphis Memories

Hanson, Gayley and I went on a spur of the moment trip to Memphis with Trey. It was a quick trip but we packed in a lot fun while we were there. We went to eat at South of Beale for the Jack and Coke bread pudding which we had seen on one of the Food Networks. All in all we are glad we went but it’s not on our “must do again” list. The Jack Daniels ice cream was superb but the Coca-Cola bread pudding did not live up to the hype. Hanson was trilled when the waiter brought out the complimentary popcorn! We also ordered Fried Chicken and Waffle Sliders-👎,Reuben Egg Rolls-👍, Three Cheese Mac’n cheese-👍, Chicken sandwich-meh, Maple Bacon Braised  Brussel Sprouts-👍(surprisingly delicious!) and Duck Fried Rice-👍👍!! I had the duck rice as my meal and the sunny side egg on top was a delicious surprise and the 5 spice had a bite to it which also bit me all night long!

After SOB we checked into the Double Tree then walked down to Beale Street mainly to let Gayley run around and wear herself out before trying to put her to sleep in the hotel room. It worked like a charm!  Oh, I forgot when we first walked into our room Hanson commented on how nice it was and then scanned it again and said, “wait where’s my room?”. Ha! This is it buddy. Pick a chair, drawer, spot on the floor and get cozy!

No baby girl did not sleep in the drawer but I thought it was funny that she crawled in by herself and Hanson said, “awe look at Gayley ‘s little bed”. He was pretty pleased with his roll away bed. He kept saying he was going to stay at The Double Tree for a year!  The elevator was a great ride for them. It was the kind where one side is glass so you look out over the lobby. He was so excited every time we went up or down even though he clung to our legs, waist, hip whatever he could grasp quickly he would squeeze and squeal!

The next day we went to the Peabody Hotel to watch the marching in of the famous Peabody ducks. We had gotten there a bit early and by the time all the pomp and circumstance was over so was Hanson. He didn’t want anything to do with the ducks, all he wanted was to ride the trolley and so no pictures of him with the ducks.

We said farewell to the ducks and went in search of the trolley line to ride the river loop. Hanson loved it and was a very happy boy! Sometimes it’s just the littlest things that make the best memories.

And what would a Memphis trip be without a stop at Uncle Lou’s? You MUST get the Sweet Spicy Love chicken it’s absolutely the best! Uncle Lou’s never ever disappoints. Uncle Lou is so engaging as are all the employees, just love the warm greetings you get from the older ladies there. Don’t get too stuffed with chicken, biscuits and corn nuggets you’ll want to  leave room for the giant piece of strawberry short cake, so yummy! And that was our super quick spur of the moment business trip to Memphis.


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