Friday, June 11, 2010

My Weekend in Memphis (Part 3)

After Graceland, we ran around town for a little bit.

Jeannie decided that I could not visit Memphis without having some authentic barbecue, so after getting a little bit lost trying to find it we ended up at Leonard's Pit Barbecue:

leonard's pit barbecue

I was thinking we could go to the Neely's, in hopes that Gina might be there and I might somehow be able to accidentally on purpose throw my lunch into her face, but Jeannie swore that Leonard's was better, and that it had been on "Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives". I'd never heard of it, but it seems that lots of other people have based on their thumbtack map:

where ya from?

After tasting lunch:

lunch at leonard's

I can understand why. That was some good pork, and the baked beans with little shreds of pulled pork in them were even better. It was the perfect delicious, filling lunch to tide us over while we went to go look for some crazy that I saw on the internet.

Specifically, this kind of crazy:

statue of liberation through christ (1)

Like I said, Tennessee is a land of wonder, but sometimes it's more of a land of wondering what the hell people are thinking. All in all, though, it was a really good trip, and I'm glad I went and grateful to Jeannie's family for putting me up for a couple days.

Before I wrap up, I also want to share my favorite picture from the weekend:

foyer chandelier

I think I'm getting better at black and white.

1 comment:

Liz said...

Joel thank you so much! I feel like I've been to Graceland now, and wow - it's so small!

I really look forward to your blogs :)