AppleJack and I made the decision earlier in the year we would take mini vacations. We loaded up the wagon and headed west. This is one of the bridges which spans the Mississippi River in Memphis. Memphis is one of gateways to the west.
We were enroute to Little Rock to spend some time with family before school started. We learned very quickly with Memphis being a gateway city there is a heavy constant stream of trucks moving freight.
The pyramid which is located near the river is one of the more recognizable Memphis landmarks..
Memphis is famous for their barbeque. As long as there are people with appetites there will be the great debate: wet or dry and the best place. Rendezvous, Interstate, Martin's and Neely's are some of the Memphis barbeque places who have been in business for many years and are some of the more recognizable names. Ronnie Q's is our barbeque joint of choice and it is not in Memphis but in a small town called Dickson, which is about an hour west of Nashville. Ronnie Q's has melt in your mouth brisket. Yum Yum
One of the first things I do when planning a trip is locate the needlework shop(s).
Shepherd's Needle is in Little Rock and is an awesome shop. Shawn Williams with Threads that Bind had taught a punch needle class the week before our visit.
From shop models, a huge selection of linens, classes, recent chart releases to the beginning of sampler Saturday, Shepherd's Needle is a great shop. If the commute were shorter, I would be spending a lot of time at this shop.