Memphis for Christmas
23.12.2012 - 28.12.2012
I'm not going to lie. Waiting in line at Customs in the United States was a very welcome experience. You should have seen the look on the customs officer's face when I told him how many countries I had been to since the last time I entered the country. I landed in Chicago and was pleasantly greeted with this sight. Remember this from Home Alone 2? I had a 4 hour layover, so I indulged in a Blue Moon in the airport. It had just been too long since I had had that orange slice!
When I finally landed in Memphis, I was greeted with this sight by my family:
My family is such a mess That evening, we went to the most delicious BBQ place Memphis has to offer: Central BBQ. It was amazing. Odd fact: it was also located directly behind the hotel that Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot.
We had a white Christmas It was the first time I had seen snow in a year and a half, since I was trekking in New Zealand. (P.S. Funny story: Justin Timberlake actually lives at the end of the street from where my brother lives.)
One day, we checked out the Memphis Grizzlies' practice. I got to meet Zach Randolph and some of the other players as well as the coach. They were all really nice and lovely guys. Then we checked out the locker room:
A few days later, we went to the FedEx Forum to go to the Grizzlies' game.
Go Grizzlies! Unfortunately, they lost, but it was great to see them play and see my bro on the court doing his thang.
Since this was my first trip to Memphis, we wanted to go to the classic tourist destination in Memphis: Graceland!
This was the living room at Graceland, left exactly the way Elvis decorated it at Christmas time.
The main house
Elvis' cars were awesome
Because Jason and Katie are pregnant, we went shopping for baby stuff with them. I think this stroller may be too small.
Just me and my parents. Comfy crib by the way..