Memphis Trip

I blogged this on my old site…but wanted to share with those that are just now finding me.

A couple of weekends ago, the College/Career group did a ‘Friday Night Out’ night in Memphis, TN. We all left work about an hour early or so…thinking that we would all meet at the church by 4:00 and be on our way. We should have known that that was wishful thinking. The majority of the group that went got there on time…my vehicle did not get there until around 8:00, when it started at 7:00. But it was all well.

We went down for a Fred Hammond concert and a Grizzlies basketball game. The game ended up being a bit grizzly, in that the Grizzlies lost. But from what I hear it was one of the better games, the point spread was only by eleven points.

Fred sang at half time and then did a concert after the game for about thirty minutes…I was almost expecting more, but it was more of a ‘here’s a taste of Fred, come back in February for more’ type thing.

I had a really good time…though we did not get home until around 3:00 am. Everyone did except for a car load of guys that missed their exit and did a tour of southeast MO, and came home through Sikeston…about two hours out of their way, but hey.

We walked Beale St. The first time I have ever been there. It was pretty cool. Every step took you into a different genre of music. Some of it was a little rough…but we’re talking about art. (grin)

On the way home we stopped in East Memphis at a Taco Bell/KFC. The people behind the counter laughed at us when we came in…let’s just say that we were pretty much the minority there. And make a note to self…West Memphis is not a place to go alone. All in all, it was a good night. One of the highlights of the evening was that the lead singer for Alabama, Randy Owen, was in attendance (we got to see him on the big screen). I got to try out my new camera, it’s not a bad little machine. Now just to plan our next outing…


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