Benjamin Stahl

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Day 76

Posted by Benjamin Stahl on March 15, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Both Erin and her roommate were up and out of the house at ungodly hours due to their jobs. Once Dar and I got up we made some breakfast and enjoyed the view from their porch.Then we left to go for a little hike that Erin had recommended. We parked by a lake in a state park north of town and then caught the trailhead from there.On the trail, we enjoyed seeing the dense trees and lushness. The recent heavy rains made things pretty muddy as well, but that's just more fun in our books.The last picture above is of a spring, just below the center of the photo one can see the water seeping up from the ground. After finishing our hike, we stopped by the nature center near where we were parked. There, the had a hawk and an owl in cages. It was amazing to see these majestic animals up close, yet also sad that they aren't free to do as they would.After leaving the park, our next destination was to Graceland for a little drive by; had the prices been more reasonable we would have stopped for a tour of Elvis Presley's residence and airplanes, but something like $40 a piece just seemed to steep. Afterwards, we went to downtown Memphis to check out the Gibson factory and shop. It was very cool, and if time had permitted I would have loved to have taken a tour.Next, it was time for some Memphis BBQ. We went to Rendezvous, arguably the most famous BBQ restaurant in Memphis. To say it was good would be an understatement. It was mind-blowingly good, easily the best BBQ I've ever had. We both enjoyed our meals immensely, and by the time we left to go back to the apartment I was stuffed.Back at the apartment, we got into a game of Scrabble with Erin on the deck.It was a great time. We said our goodbyes to Erin and her roommate before going to bed, knowing they'd be up much earlier than us, and then we settled in for bed.


Categories: 2016 Road Trip

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