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Memphis 13.1

7-8 April 2017

sunny 75 °F

Ok, so I lied on the last post.....I had ONE more mini trip before deployment. I had a surprise day off on Friday and as we were walking Emma we decided why not jet down to Memphis and do the 13.1 Race on Saturday morning.

So we did. The Marriott credit card we had just gave us a free night so we stayed right in town for the price of parking the car....$24 :(

Bardog was our pick for dinner because the menu looked good and it was really close. The manager started talking to us and gave us some good recommendations. He kept telling us how they have been voted one of the top restaurants in Memphis and they aren't even really a restaurant.

I liked their bar and the comment on the right of the picture that alcohol actually IS a solution.
I got the meatball hoagie made with Grandmas famous recipe. The manager was telling us the owner and thus the Grandma are Sicilian.
This sign for Piggly Wiggly was right outside our hotel and I thought it was pretty interesting that they were the first store to let people pick out their own groceries!
The race on Saturday started by the Mississippi and went past the giant Bass Pro Shop (the triangular building). It used to be where the basketball team played but is now a store!
It also went right down Beale Street although it wasn't as active at 8:00 in the morning as it usually is :)
The medal was a neat yellow guitar and pizza was at the finish. Just the thing we needed before driving home.

Posted by ErinDriver 16:23 Archived in USA

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