Following church on Sunday, July 15th, we went to the Audubon Shopping Center where the Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn outlet stores were located. Vickie spotted a book in Pottery Barn entitled Princess Tea - parties and treats for little girls. It met the criteria of fitting in my suitcase, so a copy came home with me. It contains eight theme teas which can easily be adapted to adult tea parties as well.
Another day we visited a fashion accessory import store - jewelry, purses, hats, scarves, boas - you name it - where I found a rhinestone tiara [pictured below] for my granddaughter's upcoming tenth birthday. She'll love it!
Memphis is said to be the BBQ capital of the world, so we went to Corky's for a delicious BBQ dinner. Corky's has been voted #1 for 24 years in a row by Memphis Magazine.
Then came our BBQ pulled pork dinners.
There were desserts to pass - I think a chocolate brownie was one of them, but I don't remember what else.
Vickie drove by Sun Studio where Elvis and other famous singers recorded, but we didn't tour Graceland. I was more interested in visiting tea rooms. Priorities, you know! ;-)
Then it was home for an old-fashioned Sunday afternoon hymn sing, and watch the final DVD in the Anne of Green Gables trilogy - The Continuing Story. We gathered 'round the piano and I put my rusty fingers on the keyboard to play songs I hadn't played [or sung] in many years. What fun! We sang the favorite hymns of our grandparents, my dad, and others who've passed on, which made them a part of our family gathering - at least in spirit. Do you have a favorite hymn?
Memphis vacation continued...