Sunday, August 5, 2012

Shopping and Exploring in Memphis...

Saturday was back to school tax free shopping day in Arkansas and Tennessee.  Not that I need to do back to school shopping, but I was in Memphis for a CPSA meeting.  I mention the tax free shopping, not because I took advantage of it, but because there was a lot of traffic and people out shopping.  After the meeting, my husband/chauffeur, and I went out to eat and set out to find 2 directors chairs for my Art Festival Booth.  While I was in the meeting he did some searching to narrow down the places that I would have to go (he is a good assistant...especially since I hate to shop...especially in this heat!).  He found one store that had one director's chair (on sale).  Unfortunately when we returned to purchase it, there was no chair.  Either it sold, or it wasn't there (in the storage room) to begin with.  But the nice clerk at the store looked on the trusty computer to find that another one of their stores indeed had 4 of the director's chairs.  So we plugged in the address into my 'smartphone' to find the other store.  Thankfully, we found the store, Pier One, and they did have the 2 chairs that I wanted and I completed my shopping for the day. Unfortunately, my purchase didn't qualify for the tax free shopping. But I am happy with my chairs and think they will fit into my Art Festival Booth perfectly!

On the way out of town, we decided to stop and take some photos of the very low Mississippi River and area around it.  I had not been down there for awhile. They have made some improvements and are still working on adding some features to the park along the river.  I decided we need to go back when it is cooler, but I took a few photos. 

The Memphis Egg is at the Welcome Center at Mud Island.  It says the "Birthplace of Rock and Roll".  Too bad it wasn't there when "The Firm" was filmed in Memphis! Tom Cruise could have hidden behind the egg!


1 comment:

  1. Glad you found your director chairs. Perfect for your booth. Have fun! ♥♫♥


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