On Monday, we left Springdale for Russellville and Paw-paw's house. Jeb was obsessed with being outside and Paw-paw's tractor. Here he is looking the role of farmhand, complete with dirty face and messy hair.
The girls and their brother rode the rhino all over Paw-paw's farm. They even loved playing on the bars on top of it.
On Wednesday, we drove to Memphis and checked in at the Holiday Inn downtown. The first thing we do when we get to a hotel is 10 seconds each of bed jumping.
After check in, we took a walk downtown. First stop: Beale Street. Here are the girls next to BB King's music note. (Mommy loves BB King.)
This is my favorite picture of the bunch. The girls on Beale. Love it.
Jeb and Belle next to BB King's Blues Bar. (If you haven't tried their fried dill pickles, you're missing out on one of life's wonders.)
After leaving Beale, we followed the duck prints to the Peabody Hotel.
Jeb LOVED the ducks.
After our downtown walkabout, we took our Gran's advice and went to a local favorite bar-b-que place called The Commissary in Germantown. YUM! How could we pass on a restaurant whose slogan is, "So good yull slap yo mama?"
After dinner, we did a little shopping and rode the trolley back to Beale to hear a little blues and find a good dessert. It didn't take long for everyone to get tired, so we headed back to the hotel for bed. (Side note: Jeb woke up at 4 am, and was ready for his day. He and Matt ended up at Denny's at 5 am.)
The next morning, we woke up and had a quick Martin Luther King, Jr. history lesson then headed off for the Lorraine Hotel where MLK, Jr. was assassinated.
Here are the girls sitting beneath Room 306 and the balcony where MLK was killed.
Once the history lesson was over, we were off to the Memphis Zoo.
Estella with her panda bear in front of the elephant exhibit.
This boy couldn't get enough of the zoo. He was so happy to be there and waved at every animal he saw.
Jeb, Estella, and a scary little donkey animal.
Mommy and kiddos posing at zoo.
Daddy and kids. Isn't my husband a hottie?
Estella begged to take a picture of us. Not bad for a 4 year old.
A VERY tired little boy just before we left the zoo.
Just thought this was too funny not to include.
Headed home. We had lots of fun, but Springdale and our little house was a very welcome sight.
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