Weekend in Memphis

Hi friends!!

First of all, thanks for all your responses and encouragement on that pile of unfinished sweaters! Pulling those all out had me feeling a little discouraged, but chatting about it with you all got me excited to re-tackle some of those lovelies … but that’s going to have to wait just a bit as I’m in the middle of a few weeks of lots of travel!

This weekend, Mr. N and I met up in Memphis to attend the wedding of some dear friends.  It was an exciting weekend for lots of reasons: our friends were getting married (of course!), neither of us have ever been to Memphis, it was the first time we’d seen each other in over a month, AND it marked the end of our last extended period of separation — woo hoo!

We had a lot of fun exploring a bit of downtown Memphis on either side of the wedding.  There was loads of good food (which, of course, I forgot to take any pictures of), and we did LOTS of walking by and across the Mississippi (20 miles over three days!)

View of Memphis from Mud River Island Park
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Walking along Big River Crossing, across the Mississippi 
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Big River Crossing is attached to a railway bridge, which was pretty neat!
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Daisies along the river walk 

Saturday morning, we were lucky enough to go to the National Civil Rights Museum, which was really amazing and moving. I can’t recommend it enough if you find yourself in the area.  I didn’t take any pictures in the museum itself (I was too busy reading all the placards!) but I really loved this mural that’s not far from the museum — it commemorates the Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike of 1968:

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One more view, with the artists signature:

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And I also squeezed in a little knitting here and there — I packed my long-neglected Constellate Hat and gave it some attention! I can now say I’ve knit in both Tennessee AND Arkansas, as I pulled out my WIP after we walked across the Big River Crossing, which technically crosses the state line.

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And I even managed to (finally!) finish the hat on our plane out of Memphis:

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I’m now in California for a glorious week. Mr. N’s two brothers and all their families have flown in from Britain and Australia, so we’re currently enjoying a lovely and busy week exploring Disneyland! Hopefully I’ll pop in again soon, but if not, I’ll be back to at least a relatively normal blogging schedule next week — with a new project to share!

More soon xo K


15 thoughts on “Weekend in Memphis”

  1. It sounds like you had a ton of fun. My husband would applaud you for not taking any food pictures…it drives him batty, as I’m sure I’ve told you before 🙂 I hope you have a ton of fun in Cali this week and congrats on no more extended absences from your sweetie!

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