Part of my Christmas present (bought in November) was tickets to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers in Memphis this past Thursday! I was really excited to get to visit Memphis since I wasn't able to go run the St. Jude's Half in December.
So this past Thursday morning, Dustin and I loaded up and headed to Memphis for a mini-vacay. We didn't leave as early as we should have (probably my fault 😜). We originally had planned on arriving in Memphis at lunch time and eating lunch at the famous Rendezvous BBQ joint. Well, we stuck to that plan even though we didn't get to Memphis until almost 2 PM!
I was planning on getting chicken but they weren't serving the full menu at that time so ribs it was. I ordered the small slab, and learned quickly that I'm not a fan of dry rub ribs. I ate three only because I was starving and gave Dustin everything else.
We walked over the The Peabody so I could see the ducks. I thought the fountain would be a lot bigger. Anyone else feel the same way?
We explored Beale Street and I was pleasantly surprised to find it a lot cleaner and way less rowdy than Bourbon Street is in the daytime.
Our concert venue was right behind Beale Street and we learned that the Westin hotel would have been the perfect hotel! Right across from the Forum and right behind Beale Street. **So if you plan on going anytime soon, stay at the Westin no matter what the price is! It would be worth it!
We stayed at the Sheraton and had an end room. It was slightly curved and had a ton of windows--not all were able to fit in this picture. It was a really nice room and our view overlooked the river! The best part? The bed was actually really comfortable. We have a Tempur-Pedic mattress, so you know nothing compares. We both talked the next morning about how comfortable the bed was.
Dustin quickly connected to wifi (remember our text message conversation?) while I painted my nails haha!
We grabbed dinner and an app at Huey's downtown, and let me just say, this was so good! I couldn't get my picture to turn and upload to this post, so you may have to turn your computer, but I had the Old Tyme A1 and you can see how cheap the prices are.
I did not order fries since I splurged big time on this hamburger. Doesn't it look amazing?!
We were lucky enough to get parking passes that had direct access to the level our seats were on. I was so pleased with this set up. And Dustin waited in line patiently to be let in to the Forum. What a good husband ;)
It was an AMAZING concert!!! In terms of entertainment, I'm ranking it in my top three and Dustin ranks it as #1. I promise, well-worth it!
Breakfast the next morning was another great recommendation near The University of Memphis. We ate at Cafe Eclectic and I had the Rachel Wrap. It was eggs, bacon, cheese, onions, bell peppers, avocado, and tomato. THE BEST! I couldn't even eat it all so Dustin finished this one too haha! In his defense, my breakfast was much better than his so he was really excited to get to eat this.
Driving through the campus
And we found their stadium..... #thingsyoudowhenmarriedtoDustinShaneyfelt
We also spent
500 2.5 hours in the massive Bass Pro.
And some of us tried on clothes (and bought lots). One of us didn't buy anything the entire trip...... 😉
We stopped at Corky's in Olive Branch (another recommendation). Guess who had what--one is healthier than the other haha! I enjoyed my salad and Dustin enjoyed his nachos AND banana pudding.
It was a really quick trip since we had to go hunting the next day, but we both agree that we've got to go back in order to visit lots of the museums and Graceland (on my bucket list 😜). If you've ever been to Memphis, what are some must-do things you recommend?
Linking up with Jenn