My Tuesday, July 17th flight back to Michigan wasn't until 6:10 p.m., so we spent the afternoon doing a few fun things in downtown Memphis. First we had lunch at the Trolley Stop Market which opened in June, 2010. Located at 704 Madison Avenue, it's a farmer-owned and operated market - which means quality, fresh food.
The Orleans Trolley Stop is across the street from the market, hence its name.
The Memphis Area Transit Authority [MATA] has a total of 35 trolley stations/stops that are located on three lines - Main Street, Madison Ave. Loop and Riverfront Loop. The heritage streetcar system uses authentic vintage trolley cars.
In the photo below the Main Street trolley is approaching our station. We paid the $1.00 fee to board the trolley for a 45 minute ride through historic downtown Memphis and along the mighty Mississippi River.
After our trolley ride we went to the Flying Fish Seafood Restaurant for a glass of iced tea and key lime pie. The Flying Fish is said to serve the best fish in Memphis. It's located on S. Second Street, across from the Peabody Hotel parking entrance.
This key lime pie tasted as good as it looks!
I couldn't resist taking a photo of this sign that was posted in the restaurant.
Cousins Kaye and Vickie
It was a wonderful trip I'll never forget, and as Bob Hope used to sing, "Thanks for the Memories!"