April 5th we hit the road headed to Memphis, TN! A good friend of mine from college was getting married, and since I hadn't returned to work yet after my surgery, we were free to make the trip. It was a beautiful day, and we were having an great drive until... car trouble struck =( We were just over 100 miles from Memphis, in the middle of nowhere, when we were forced to spend some quality time on the side of I-40... because...
Blown upper radiator hose (didn't realize what had happened for a some time)
engine damage (not always, but def did this time...)
|The gash in the radiator hose =/|
Thankfully, we do have roadside assistance, and they came to tow our car to the nearest town, about 10 miles away. While sitting on the side of the road, we realized that we had entered the Central Time Zone, therefore gaining and extra hour (which proved rather important when needing a mechanic on a Friday afternoon!)
|Loading onto the tow truck|
Despite the car issues, we had a great weekend! While there is plenty to do and see in Memphis, we had a relaxed and enjoyable time wandering downtown, seeing a lot of the sights, and meanwhile not overdoing it with my knee...
|The fountain with the Marching Ducks at the Peabody Hotel...|
we didn't get there in time to see the marching of the ducks...
|The Memphis-Arkansas Bridge|
|A barge pushing what appears to be a load of coal up the Mississippi River.|
|The Memphis Pyramid|
|Enjoying the Beautiful weather!|
|Mr. & Mrs. John Michael Leppert =)|
|Fun table centerpieces... and a great idea using the paper lanterns!|
|Yay! A picture of all 4 of us =)|
This bridge was paralleled by 2 other bridges...
|Can sort of see all 3 bridges|
|If you look closely, you can see a train on the 3rd bridge.|
|Memphis Bridge again|
|Memphis from the Arkansas side of the river|
|Crossing the Memphis-Arkansas Bridge back into Tennessee!|
|And a close-up of the pyramid... it is being renovated currently...|
|Ready to load!|
|My car fit perfectly on the trailer, which meant|
the doors couldn't be opened once it was loaded...
so Andrew climbed out the trunk =)