Memphis Sunset

It’s cold here in Memphis, about as cold as it is back on the East Coast. We had some brutal weather yesterday, snow, and then freezing rain and wind, and I was afraid my flight this morning might be delayed but we went out as scheduled. It’s good to be back. I love my room, and I’m already settling in. I have some time here, more than a couple of days or a long weekend, so I can actually let myself stretch out. I have a lot of down time.

This evening I took a walk around the downtown area, and then found my way over to a place called Confederate Park, which stands on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi. A big Civil War battle took place there, and I read all about it on the greened copper plaque, put up by the Daughters of the Confederacy in 1909. There’s a cannon, and a statue, but why I was there was the view of the glorious Mississippi. The sun setting beyond it. What a stunning body of water. The bluff stands in between the two bridges that span the Mississippi, going over to Arkansas. The air is cold. It’s pretty deserted right about now, although I imagine it’s going to get nuts on New Year’s Eve. I like where I am situated. Walking distance to a lot of stuff, although I have some road-trips planned.

Full moon tonight.

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2 Responses to Memphis Sunset

  1. I am seriously envying you right now! But if it couldn’t be me, there’s nobody else I’d rather it be…Happy New Year coming.

  2. gina in al says:

    Welcome back to the South, its cold and raining here in Birmingham, but its good to know you are happy to be in Memphis. I got my mother in law the Elvis CD “If Every Day was like Christmas” for Christmas. She’s Polish, the family came to the US in the early Sixties, and she loves Elvis, especially his carols and Gospel music. Elvis is truly universal. I am really looking forward to reading more of your posts from Memphis. Happy New Year!

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