WHAT WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR - Rare are the instances when you have food so good that it replaces what was previously on your “best” list. Eating at Corky’s in Memphis provided one of those moments. Picture a succulent pulled pork sandwich covered in cole-slaw and swimming in BBQ sauce. Now imagine the perfect accompaniments - exceptionally well seasoned and crunchy fries along with delectable peach cobbler. Food coma for sure. WAKE UP CALL - Today, we awoke to the same milder temperatures that we enjoyed last evening. It was nice to be able to take in a bit of Memphis by going for a long run. A welcome relief from treadmill overload. We were also anxious to get outside after having to overhear every single word out of the mouths of the people in the room next to us.
NO HELP - Since leaving New Orleans, we can’t stop thinking of the words “no help” that we found painted on a storm-ravaged house. Three years later - in a major city - in America.
LORRAINE MOTEL - Before heading on to St. Louis, we made a stop at the Lorraine Motel - the assassination site of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. In the 1990s, it was turned into the Civil Rights Museum, presenting the legacy of this incredible movement. We were especially impressed by the fact that the exhibit inspires participation in civil and human rights activities. Having visited this museum and all of the other related sites we’ve seen along the way, we’re further determined to stand by our conviction to be some sort of a voice for the marginalized.
NOT JUST THE ARCH - Did you know St. Louis has it’s own style of pizza. Upon arriving, we heard all about it. Of course, we’re heading out to check it out after we walk down to the arch. By the way, did anyone else think the arch was white?