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For Rock n' Roll, Ribs, and Reflection Introduction


What invention has most affected your life? Aside from my digital camera and dvr, I would have to say for me it is the airplane. It is not that I necessarily love the act of flying; lord knows I certainly do not love the act of going through airport security and customs. But the thought of flying relaxes me and puts a smile on my face. That is because I associate the sight of an airplane with freedom and joy. It will take me to places I have only dreamt and read about.  It will allow me to break free from my regular ordinary life and live briefly in another, usually better space. There is nothing like taking off to go away. It is an inevitably happier experience than coming home, no matter how homesick I get, because coming home gives me the vacation blues until I begin planning my next adventure.

I have wanted to go to Memphis for as long as I can remember. Or more accurately probably since I saw travel icon Samantha Brown go there. By now those who have been reading and following along know that I adore her and if she says jump I say where and book a ticket. My recent opportunity to go finally appeared when a friend of mine moved there. What I did not expect was how many places I would want to see there and that in planning this one trip I would discover enough activities for 3 more trips. This also included a day trip to Nashville which is only a 3 hour drive from Memphis. Nashville also proved to have so much to do that I already have my next wish list all set.

When I think of any trip I remember how I felt by what I did each day. I picture myself there and think about made me “high”, what activities I was shocked, moved and awed by. Sometimes there are even the things that disappoint. But by reviewing each point and each day I can evaluate and then suggest sights to see and meals to eat. 

I have been eager to share my experience in Memphis.  So, each day this week (my longest series to date) I will be posting a new section of this series unveiling my adventures, opinions, and recommendations all about Memphis.  In order to give everything proper attention I will be posting in this order:

  • 2 days on Memphis activities;
  • 1 day on Memphis food;
  • 1 day on Nashville activities;
  • 1 day on Nashville food; and
  • Finally concluded with my overall thoughts.

I hope you follow along!!

Stay tuned tomorrow:  For Rock n’ Roll, Ribs, and Reflection Part I!

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