Sunday, May 08, 2011


At 3:40 p.m. on Saturday, May 7th, we walked along Beale Street in downtown Memphis and had a hard time deciding because there were so many great BBQ places. I saw a restaurant with a picture of a pig (wearing a bandana and sunglasses) and a line beneath that reads, "Pork with an attitude", and that was where we sat down and had our lunch. The ribs were a bit spicy but also had a sweet taste, just the way I like my ribs.

BBQ places, shops, all the famous blues clubs, lining the historic Beale Street providing all the fun, food and music, to visitors around the world.

After filled up our tummies with ribs, we continued to walk around town. It was a beautiful sunny comfortable day but the wind was strong. In fact, we saw a large patio umbrella was blown away and caught before it hit somebody in the head!

I spotted the above scuplture of hip shaking Elvis across the street from BB Kings Blues Club.

These photos were taken from the roof of the Peabody Hotel. I was told that the entire riverfront was under water from the rising Mississippi River.

The above photo showed the water was at the edge of Beale Street. There were many streets that were closed and we had to follow the detour signs to get out of town.

We did not plan it but it seemed as if we kept following the rivers during our road trip, Meramec River in St. Louis, Ohio River in Illinois and now Mississippi River in Memphis. On May 11th, CH and I would be flying to New Orleans. We heard the river was very high and it could be flooding there too!

The last time we were in Memphis, we saw the ducks at the Peabody Hotel. We thought CH would enjoy the event and she did. Above photo showed the Duckmaster ready to assist the ducks getting back to their rooftop palace.

The tradition started in the 1930s when the ducks began their famous daily treks at 11:00 a.m. from their Duck Palace to the hotel lobby's fountain and then back to their penthouse at 5:00 p.m.
Visit to read more about these famous ducklings.

Sorry about the quality of my cheesy photo but look closely you would be able to see the ducks getting into the elevator. The Duckmaster was there to accompany the troops (you did not think the ducks knew which floor number to press, did you?)

Good night ducklings!

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