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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Back Home

We had a lovely trip.  It has been years since Fee and I have been to Hot Springs, and we were surprised at the urban sprawl.  We spent most of our time in the historic downtown area and enjoyed it.  We were there for one of the Hot Springs Gallery Walks which was a chance to view the works of various local artists.  Hot Springs is #4 in the top 100 Small Art Towns in America.

Then on to Memphis, where we stayed at the Peabody and were able to see the famous duck walk.  The kids were more fun to watch than the ducks themselves.  We visited Beale Street, but it was so hot and humid, we were looking for places to sit and cool down more than for the music!

We sat on the Silky O'Sullivan patio for a while with cold ones.  The facades are all that are left of the buildings on this corner, and the patio is just right behind the facades.

One of the best things we saw in Memphis was the Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art.  The collections were truly awe-inspiring!   If you visit Memphis, this exhibit is one you don't want to miss.
No pictures were allowed, so the above are those I could find online, and they are not the most impressive pieces we saw.

The Peabody had a Fireworks on the Roof party on Sunday night.  We watched a spectacular display from the roof, but the children were once again the highlight.

On to Natchez where we watched another fireworks display from our balcony on July 4th.  It was even better than in Memphis!

And finally, home again.  To all the chores, duties, errands, etc. of real life.  How will I ever catch up with my blog reading? 

Also, I thought I'd scheduled some reviews to post while we were gone, but evidently only one was published, the others are still drafts.  Ah, well.


  1. How fun that the ducks are still at the Peabody! Sounds like a nice trip,overall.

  2. Glad you guys had a good time. I know it's nice to be home though. :-)

  3. Glad you trip was a great one!

  4. Anne - The ducks are a great draw, aren't they? Yes, it was a nice, low key, relaxing get-away.

    Kay - Thanks, Kay, and yes, it is always good to be home!

    Sherri - Thanks, Sherri, we enjoyed our trip, but as Kay mentions, coming home is good, too!

  5. It sounds like a really fun trip! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  6. Dorothy - We had a good time, just relaxed and enjoyed ourselves!

  7. FUN!!! I want to go to Silky O'Sullivan!

  8. annie - I liked the way they preserved the facades and made the most of area!