Saturday, March 18, 2023

Spring Break Road Trip ~Burger Battle Begins ~Visiting Family ~Sights, Sounds, and the Tastes of Memphis

As predicted, our Spring Break Trip started out in a winter storm.
We left early enough, so we could get down the road
before the snow got heavy.

Y’All remember our last “Burgers Across America” Tour?
Hubby and I enjoy this lunch plan when we travel.
Google and I find the Best Burger and Brew Pub along our route.
This was Red Robin’s New Tycoon Burger.
Those Burgers are huge. Hubby orders fries for his side.

I order a side salad and Hubby shares…
just a quarter of his burger is enough for me.

Iowa, this is where we drove out of the snow.
Still gloomy and raining, but better than the snow!

Missouri, still gloomy.

Near St. Joseph we have discovered a good place to stop
to stretch and get some steps…
The Jesse James Antique/Vintage/Handmade Mart.
There are two buildings, each with two floors of items to browse.

So much to look at, providing plenty of inspiration
to get back to my hand stitching while riding in the car.

Also Gloomy in Arkansas.

Finally, Tennessee.
We had plans to stay with family and see the sights in Memphis.

Here’s a closer look at that pyramid to our left of I-40
It’s the Bass Pro Shop, 32 stories high, and a wilderness inspired interior.

We had a wonderful visit with Betty
and her Hubby while exploring the Pyramid,
their favorite Brew Pub, and a local eatery.

So many people there, as the rain had cancelled the
Memphis St. Patrick’s Day Parade,
and everyone was forced inside to have their fun.

An elevator takes visitors to the 28th floor
to go out on the lookout balconies.

The facility has restaurants, a 103 room hotel with Tree House Cabins,
a 13 lane bowling alley, alligator pools,
and 600,000 gallons of water featuring 1800 fish.

Thank you Cousins Betty and Jerel for your warm hospitality.

And thank you to Fat Larry for the
tasty Memphis BBQ.

Take care,

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