My travels have taken me to my first stop Memphis. Home of Elvis, excellent barbeque, the Memphis Grizzlies, and Three Six Mafia. I guess I’ll mention Justin Timberlake’s hometown too. I don’t listen to his music. Only when I’m in the clubs (which is not often). Or in the car and it’s on the radio. How many of you just said, “Yeah, right.”
I spent most of my youth here. It’s amazing how much the city has grown. Especially in East Memphis. Which is why I’m surprised about downtown. There are some new additions like the Red Birds stadium (I’m pretty sure they were the Cardinals back in my day. They are a farm team for them). And then the FedEx Forum. Nice building. But with the addition of this building The Pyramid, once the icon of downtown Memphis, is now an empty building. I can’t speak for anyone else, but it kind of upsets me. It was a perfectly good facility. Did you really have to spend more money building a new arena? They’re talking about putting a bass pro shop in there now. Huh??? I guess that can bring in some good money. But it’s the oddest combination in my mind.
Back on track, the real reason for this stop was to spend time with my sister. We never get to see much of each other. And with me moving 1,600 miles away, I thought I’d better get some quality time in. She took me to a Red Birds game. It was hotter than blazes out there. What was worse was sitting in the sunlight I could see how pale I was compared to her. You’ll see a picture of us. I’m gonna be honest. I did a little Photoshop work to make me tanner. Don’t hate.
Hanging out with her was great. We reminisced about our memories of Memphis when we were younger. This will shock some, but growing up we had very few disagreements. And we could always make each other laugh. I wish I had more time to stay…