On Wednesday, we decided to go explore downtown with Spiffer, and HG said, “Yay! It’s a girls’ day!”
We started at the Beale Street Landing, a relatively new park on the riverfront. We’ve passed it a million times but have never stopped to climb the hill to see the view from the top. While the forecast predicted a sunny day with temps in the high 60s (hence HG’s shorts and sleeveless shorts), it ended up being overcast and in the high 50s and WINDY. At least, we all had jackets to throw on! The view from the top of the landing was really neat, but we just stayed a minute or two, took a pic, and then headed back to the warm car.
Then, we were off to Bass Pro Shop. HG went with GD and Spiffer last summer when it opened, but I still hadn’t been. She was really happy to show me around. First on the agenda was the shooting range, then up to the top for the observation deck, and she finally let us eat!
View from America’s tallest, free-standing elevator (28 floors)
After we saw every inch of the shop and picked out our fudge, we headed to the Arcade, the oldest restaurant in Memphis, for milkshakes. They did not disappoint and really hit the spot after a day of exploring!
On Thursday, I had to go back to work, so HG spent the day with Spiffer. She chose to go to the Children’s Museum, and God bless Spiffer for taking her (it wears me out!). They had a big time playing on the playground outside too. HG showed Spiffer her new trick of MONKEY BARS!