Saturday, February 26, 2022

A Stop In Memphis

 Thanks to the weather along our travel route and snow at home, we left a full twenty four hours later than planned for another epic road trip. What was meant to be a leisurely drive with plenty of stops and excursions, turned into a mad, sixteen and a half hour drive from Iowa to the Gulf. It was intense and tiring. The minis were extremely disappointed to be missing their day in Memphis, so we turned it into our hour in Memphis, TN with promises of returning soon.

Despite being after hours, we made a quick stop at the Lorraine Motel (where MLK died). Since it was (past) dinner time, we placed an online order at Central BBQ, which is directly across the street from the Lorraine Motel. Between the lack of signage in the city and my maps giving me poor directions, we got a bit lost after our quick visit downtown Memphis. Okay, a lot lost, but not all was lost because we happened upon Graceland and got a quick view! That was a highlight for my Elvis loving children.

As I ate my bbq sandwich in the car while I drove (100% not recommended) I laughed because the last time I shoved food in my face as I drove down an interstate, was our last Mom and Minis Homeschool trip when we ate a dozen Voodoo donuts for lunch on our way to Mt. Hood. I always think about what I hope my children take away from our homeschool years, but I really hope it's not that mom eats while she drives.