Saturday night our family decided to check out Beale Street in Memphis, TN. My younger daughter is entering a Memphis art contest and needed photographs of iconic Memphis images. We thought, what a better place than Beale Street. It has been years since we’ve been there, and it was fun to go now that our girls are teenagers as they are able to appreciate things better.
Beale Street is classic Memphis, the street blocked off, people casually walking around, talking, enjoying themselves. Music playing all up and down the street, mostly blues and jazz. We also saw a street performer doing back handsprings and back flips in the middle of the street!
We had dinner at Hard Rock Cafe and sat out on the patio. It was unseasonably warm for early February. It was also breezy and a little chilly, but comfortable enough. The food was delicious and we enjoyed watching the horse-drawn carriages pass us on the street below.
My college-age daughter was able to come to Beale Street, but was meeting her friends for a movie at 7:15 so we had a time limit on Beale Street and had to leave by 6:30. However we had plenty of time for my younger daughter to get good pictures with the best evening light.
After dropping off my older daughter at the theater, the three of us decided to go to our brand new IKEA in Cordova and get frozen yogurt cones. It was as busy on a Saturday night at the IKEA as it was on Beale Street. IKEA is a “destination” in itself. Once we were there, my husband suggested walking through the whole store because my younger daughter had not been to IKEA yet. So that was a lot of fun. And then we got our frozen yogurt!
Click the link below to watch my video, and if you get a chance to be in the area visit Beale Street and our new IKEA, the only one in Tennessee!