It’ll be a long while before another weekend measures up to this past one. (Counting down to Memorial Day…) The most adorable parents from Ohio made a long road trip to my neck of the woods to visit the most adorable boyfriend in Memphis.
One thing I love most about Memphis is experiencing it like a tourist would. There’s SO much to do, see, eat, and drink. And sometimes, just sometimes, the weather cooperates.
We of course visited the Memphis Farmers Market (OF COURSE!) to pick up meat for our Sunday burger dinner. I got me some blueberry jelly and coffee, too!
Aren’t they precious?
We had a big touristy day planned, so I didn’t buy these flowers.
My parents were there too! They met the Wileys for the first time, and I’m pretty sure they will be best friends for life.
We all grabbed a late breakfast (brunch, if you will) at the Arcade as I thought to myself, “I could do this forever.” (Hang out with all of them, I mean.)
We walked around (including the Mud Island Riverwalk) until dinner at Rendezvous. Guess what I learned: people from Ohio aren’t as crazy about sausage and cheese plates as people in Memphis! They hadn’t really seen that before! More sausage and cheese for me!
And, later that night (and all throughout the weekend), we played a little addictive card game that NO Memphians know about: euchre. I’m gettin’ really good, y’all.
Sunday, we drove around, had a chilly picnic at Shelby Farms, and did the burger thing with my parents. We taught my parents how to play euchre. Wiley/Walker bonding at its finest!
They love Memphis!
On Monday, they went to Graceland while I worked, but we got a Central BBQ lunch, and Wiley enjoyed a sandwich:
It was pretty bittersweet when his parents left the next day. Even more bitter was when I dropped Wiley off at the airport for his month-long business trip to Cali. Ah, just like lonely old times! On the plus side, we have an Ohio trip to look forward to for Memorial Day.
Only one way to cope with the lonely: comfort cupcakes!