Monday, October 11, 2010

Memphis, Beale Street and Ribs

Our campground is in West Memphis, AR, on the banks of the mighty Mississippi.  It is a beautiful spot, but we didn’t stay put long enough to enjoy it.  We stopped at the campground office before we headed to Memphis to get the low-down on the best places to eat. 

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We found a metered parking spot right on Beale Street. The meter, though, would only clock up one hour, so we headed out to find one of the suggested restaurants.  We found the Pig on Beale Street and got a table. 

We ordered ribs, of course.  They were tasty but the sides were lack-luster.  We had a little left so we got a box, paid for our meal and headed out.  Tom went back to the car to feed the meter and I forgot to give him the box to put into the car so I had to carry it as we walked up and down the block and into shops. Not too cool.

The street was filled with music from every direction.  It was a bit overpowering at times.

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The Pig on Beale Street where we ate.

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After we finished our visit to Beale Street we took the Riverfront Trolley Loop.  It cost us just $1 each to get a good overview of the city.  The trolley we were in was about 75 years old.

We met a couple from New Zealand on the trolley.  They are on the last leg of their trip too and will be heading to Nashville next then will take a plane to California and home.  They were very interested in our trip and our RVs.  He said that in New Zealand you need a special license to drive anything longer than 20 ft.  and a new Winnebago would cost about $700,000. 

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2010 10 11_4548 We are glad we took the time to visit Memphis and Beale Street.  

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