New Year’s Adventure

The first year of our marriage, Radar and I lived very close to his best friend Umpa.  We spent nearly every day that we weren’t at work together.  When we got bored, we would plan a trip!  We hung a map up on the wall and threw darts at it.  The first dart to stick in the map determined our destination!  That year on New Year’s Day we played this game.  The dart landed on Memphis Tennessee!  Whoop!  We’re going to Memphis!!  We gathered the few supplies we needed and hit the road!  Upon crossing the Tennessee border we stopped at the visitors center to decide what there was to do in Memphis.  (This was before the internet was easily accessible on cell phones). We decided we wanted to visit Graceland, drive over to the Jack Daniel’s distillery, have lunch and look at the Mississippi river.  Maybe take a boat across the river.  Alas, since it was New Year’s Day Graceland was closed as was the distillery and the boat rides across the Mississippi.  We had lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe and had the worst service of our lives!  On the way out a drunk man followed us to the car trying to convince us to buy him a drink.  Umpa and Radar walked on either side of me to protect me!  We looked at the Mississippi and headed home.  We laugh now that we spent all day in the car to have a mediocre lunch  and look at a river!

Published by julihulsey

I'm a stay at home/homeschooling mom of 5. This site is about the shenanigans of our lives!

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