We spent a couple of hours touring the campus and hanging out with Ryan. He really has accomplished so much with this program. One of our favorite things about the school, is on your birthday the students throw you into the fountain.
After we left Hendrix, we headed to Memphis! We are staying at the Tom Sawyer RV Park on the Mississippi River. It's a bit of a rough neighborhood heading into the park, but once you get here, it's really spectacular! It's fun to watch the barge's pass bye with there load.
Once we set up camp, we headed into the city. My friend Sam said we should take the kids to a restaurant called Huey's, where the kids get to shoot toothpicks out of straws onto the ceiling. The boys loved it. All 3 of them shot them to the ceiling. Marty developed the craft first, then Derek, and Devlin got a few up as well. The boy's ordered burgers, and I had a Po'Boy with fried shrimp. It was pretty good. After dinner we walked over to Beale Street. There was live music everywhere.
We walked through the Peabody Hotel, but the ducks come out at 11:00 am, so we will return on Sunday morning. We were all pretty exhausted after the drive, so we came back to the trailer to watch tv. A thunder and lightning storm hit, it began pouring rain, and we lost our power. We are definitely not accustomed to this kind of weather. Our trailer has a battery, but not a generator, so we limited the use to a flashlight in case the power didn't come back on. We thought it was our power at first, until Derek went outside to check with the neighbors and they said the whole park was out. Thankfully it was 9:00, so we all went to bed.
Today I have some appointments this morning, and then we are going to head into town. We decided to skip Graceland. I know, for Elvis fans (which we are) this is a total sin. How do we trek across the country and skip Graceland? Well….I'll tell you, it's $160.00 on the low end to gain entrance for our family. If we want to see the airplanes, which Devlin would want to see, it's $75.00 a ticket. We checked to see if there were any specials on Groupon and we didn't come across any. We are not the kind of museum people that sit and look through everything so I made the decision to skip it! We bought tickets to see the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, and we are looking at the Civil Rights or Cotton Museum. We shall see what our day will bring :)