A post-birthday celebration

Sunday, January 20, 2013 | Stamp in My Passport| , |

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Saturday Samantha, Emily, Lauren and I 
piled in to Reginald (Samantha's car) and drove through 
the Arkansas countryside to Memphis.
My birthday was last Tuesday (turned 21!) and Lauren's was yesterday 
so we decided to get out of Searcy for a few hours. 

When you live in a town where Sonic and Goodwill are the 
most exciting attractions, you go stir crazy quite often. 
I don't think many weekends go by when we don't get out of town 
at some point or other. 

The first thing everyone should do when going to Memphis 
is eat barbque. Our favorite is Corky's. 
When you go, you should be required to order the sausage and cheese platter. 
Trust me, it will change your life for the better.
Another option is the barbque nachos, which are good, but cannot even 
be compared to the smoky goodness of the sausage and cheese platter.

And any good roadtrip deserves some fun tunes  as well. 
When in doubt, 90s and early 2000s pop always hits the spot. 
We still remember all of the words to Britney (before her breakdown),
NSYNC, and Christina.

How fitting that JT's portrait was by our table at lunch? 

No trip outside of Searcy is complete without a trip to Target and Hobby Lobby.
Searcy has neither. I've decided that I will never live in a town without a Target. 
Period. Although I never go when I'm at home, I miss it so much more when I'm at school. 
It's the little things that mean the most in life, right? 

With our bellies full of smoked sausage and cheese, we drove around 
Beale Street, but since nothing too exciting was going on there 
we kept on driving because we wanted to get home to watch 
the Prosecuting Casey Anthony Lifetime movie that came on.
Clearly we are know how to have a fun time.

One of my other favorite things to do in Memphis is see a show at 
The Orpheum and have dinner at Spaghetti Warehouse just a few blocks away. 
I've gone to see Shrek! The Musical and The Nutcracker so far. 
It's such a beautiful old theater.

Hope you had a fun-filled weekend as well! We are out of school today,
which is well-deserved. That first week back is always the hardest. 

*p.s. you can view more of my photographic genius by following on instagram @jesskboyd


Jessi Francis said...

Such a fun weekend! I love going out with my best girlfriends and having adventures! :)

Dena Barrie said...

Okay, my mouth is now watering!! Can't get Bbque in Germany and oh I miss it so!!