Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee to Memphis, Tennessee 3/17/2014

MARCH 17, 2014 (Monday)

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Woke up around 8:30 AM. Missed saying goodbye to Bobby, but got a quick visit in with Kathy and the dogs. So fun.  Such Southern hospitality at its finest!

Kathy made a breakfast casserole. My gout prevented me from having any.  Edie was still full from diner and desert.  Lex opted for a chicken salad sandwich.  Kathy took the casserole to work.

Kathy made a breakfast casserole. My gout prevented me from having any. Edie was still full from dinner and dessert. Lex opted for a chicken salad sandwich. Kathy took the casserole to work.

Kathy starting her day.

Kathy starting her day.

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Today we had a mission to find a collector’s bottle of Jack Daniels for Mario (a friend from my old work at the pharmacy). Another friend, Joan, had requested we pick it up while we were in Tennessee. We thought we were going to go to the distillery again, in Lynchburg, but we all collectively decided against it and opted to look at liquor stores. It took us five liquor stores before we gave up and just got something we thought he could live with. I told him he would get what he would get and would not have a fit. We’ll see.

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We hit 5 stores looking for these bottles and were told at the biggest store that these are mission impossible.

We hit 5 stores looking for these bottles and were told at the biggest store that these are mission impossible.

The drive from Columbia/Mt. Pleasant to Memphis was about 185 miles and took about four hours. We took back roads and it was fun to see the old cabins and towns. Nice roads and nice drive. Once we got into Memphis, we checked into our hotel and then continued on our mission and even went into Mississippi looking for the bottles. No luck. We went back into Memphis, Tennessee and Michael said he thought he recognized the street. Come to find out his grandmother’s home was nearby so he probably went on that street when he was little (his mom and dad were born and raised in the Memphis area). We tried to find the house and street but…could not. Maybe next time.

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Gravity hard at work.

Gravity hard at work.

Lots of neat buildings along the way.

Lots of neat buildings along the way.

Going across the Alvin C York bridge.

Going across the Alvin C York bridge.

Barbecue Place.

Barbecue place.

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Entrance.

Entrance.

Lobby.

Lobby.

Vanity.

Vanity.

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Nice couch.

Nice couch.

Nice desk.

Nice desk.

Our bed.

Our bed.

Lex's room is identical.

Lex’s room is identical.

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We finally found a large selection of Jack Daniels bottles at Busters Liquors. We got two bottles and hope for the best. If not, we’ll drink them. After that we went across the street to a Mexican restaurant and had dinner. Quite good and lots of food.

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Edie and Lex had a margarita.

Edie and Lex had a margarita.

There was heat in the salsa.

There was heat in the salsa.

Edie  had a combo plate.

Edie had a combo plate.

Lex and I opted for a California burrito and split an order of rice and beans.

Lex and I opted for a California burrito and split an order of rice and beans.

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Accidentally nailed Lex with the door, thought she was right behind me.

Accidentally nailed Lex with the door, thought she was right behind me.

We are now back in our hotel and looking forward to a lazy evening. That was our day. Hope yours was great!

 

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