I enjoy spending a day in Memphis and acting like tourist. We went with another couple downtown to take pictures and walk around. Beautiful day with temps in the seventies.
Started off walking across the Mississippi River and back on the new walking bridge. I think a mile and half each way.
Then lunch at Flying Fish and walk about the Peabody. We saw a camera crew filming a reality show for Bravo.
Next to a castle I have read about named Ashler Hall.
It was once owned by a man Memphis knew well. Prince Mongo. He claims to be the ambassador of the planet of Zambodia and claims to be 333 years old. He fits in fine in Memphis. Even ran for mayor and received votes. The castle is now empty and run down. The owner's brother was there and saw me taking pictures outside of the iron fence. He said you can come in for five minutes and opened the iron gates. I guess he was afraid I would get in those gates and take forever. I hurried and got some shots then he said, come in for 1 minute. Got a few shots inside. Very kind man.
Next, we rode through Rhodes College Campus. Beautiful buildings for the very liberal elite. I dared my friend to jump out and say, "How about that Trump winning the election?" And then give a thumbs up. She wisely didn't take the bet.
This reminded me of myself.
Next we rode through National Cemetery. Realizing the next day was Veteran's Day, it was a sobering sight to see the lines of graves of those who bravely fought.
We ended the day at the famous Jerry's for a sno-cone that has ice cream mixed up. It was wonderful.
It was the end of a memory making day!