Tuesday, October 6, 2009

What is there to do in Memphis?

This really is my family: Part 4(the last one)

When Jason and I came here to find a house we ran into a younger guy from Memphis at the airport and thought he would be good to ask what there is to do here. He told us about all of the fun bars and what not. Then we asked "what if you don't drink"
His response "oh, uh, then there's nothing."

My Dad came last week to visit and we decided to see what there was to do, besides Graceland. Here's what we found:

There's the Pink Palace museum, which is a huge mansion that was built by the inventor of the first self-serve grocery store, but he never lived in it.
This is from the victorian era exhibit. See the wreath framed above? Made out of human HAIR from each member of the family. A sign of wealth. Eeew.

You can visit the Stax museum and see the 1972 24-karat gold Cadillac which belonged to Isaac Hayes. This thing was way ahead of it's time, complete with a mini TV in between the drivers and passenger seats and a mini refrigerator in the back. I think it marked the beginning of the "bling bling" for all the rappers and soul singers. I didn't take a picture, but you can see it here.

You can pose as flowers at the Botanical Gardens (which I LOVE)...and is FREE on Wednesdays!
Javen seemed to enjoy it all :)


Cade and Kelsie said...

We love you guys!

Catie Jane said...

Cute jacket on Javen :)

Tyler and Megan said...

Dang your baby is cute.

The Larsens said...

Oh my goodness! Javen, you are such a sweetie pie! Ahhhh... I can't wait to see you guys during Christmas vacation!

erin said...

Wow you really make me want to come to Memphis. It sounds so...exciting. Just kidding. I love your child. He is adorable!

Cara said...

Hey - we should get together! Kash is more of the camera expert but I'm sure he'd love to help you out! It would be fun to go somewhere to take fall pictures! But we could always do dinner too or just hang out! You can e-mail me at carasullengeratyahoo.com! That way we can exchange numbers or something and plan a time!

Joe and Liz said...

Hi Christina...your blog is really cute. Thanks for sharing it. Do you mind if I add you to my friend list??
By the way...I love your little Javen. His pictures are adorable.