I went to Memphis over the weekend to present here. Our presentation went rather well, and we received some really great feedback, which is the whole point of presenting at a conference. But we did a little sightseeing the day before we presented…
This is for my sisters, who sang “Walkin in Memphis” to me incessantly over the past several weeks.
I walked on Johnny Cash.
Elvis is cyrogenically preserved, a la Han Solo, in several places in the city:
This is how flooded the Mississippi is right now…a tree grows in the river:
The Mississippi as the sun goes down:
We went to a Memphis Redbirds game. Guess who owns half of Memphis?
Good advice for most situations:
Highlights of the baseball game:
**Every time someone walked, they played “Walkin’ In Memphis.”
**When they switched out pitchers, the organist played “Stand By Your Man,” followed by “Stay” (The Frankie Valli one).
**The organist also played an amazing rendition of “Funkytown” and “Rehab.” It was awesome.
It was an okay trip. I wish I could have eaten out more–we only had barbecue once, but it was sooooo yummy.
5 thoughts on “Memphis”
Thanks for the pix!! 🙂
But were your feet 10 feet off of Beale or weren’t they? And was the Reverend Green glad to see you? You don’t say!> Cool pix! Thanks for taking us along 🙂>PS I had no idea that Elvis was preserved, and in several spots no less. Yikes. That may explain all the sightings.
Kirsty stole my comment! I guess I’ll go with my runner-up: did you really feel the way you feel?>>Sorry you missed Corky’s, but glad you got some good bbq anyway.
Nothing like minor league baseball.>I especially like “single A” ball. Seeing kids right out of high school…about 200 people in the stands…the perpetually tanned scouts with their notes…kids getting paid to play…imagine that. >>Trying to determine which one(s) will “make it”…or are they already thinking “I’ve made it” ?