Sunday, May 4, 2008

OK Boat Trip, Day 10, 5/4/08

We started today by worshipping at the Calvary Episcopal Church in downtown Memphis. It's about a 30 minute walk from the boat to the church. Mud Island where the marina is located is connected to downtown by a walking bridge which also has a monorail service if you want to pay $4 per day per person - we'll walk. Anyhow, we walked across the bridge only to find that the exit gates on the town side were still locked until 10:00 (it was 8:40). With nowhere to go but back to the boat we proceeded to do just that. But just as we were leaving, the cleaning crew arrived and opened the gate for us! God is good.

It was an interesting service for us, very formal compared to our home church, Lindsay Lane Baptist in Athens, AL. The church was absolutely beautiful, built in 1832 - exposed beam cathedral ceilings, stained glass windows, very historic looking - you get the picture.

After lunch we planned a dinghy ride to explore the harbor beyond our dock and the area down by the music fest. Got everything loaded and ready, fired up the outboard and let her warm up. Then all of a sudden and for no reason it quit. Never could get it running again so I did the next best thing and took a nap while Rhonda went walking on her own. Here are a couple of shots she took of the flowers at Mud Island.

Later we decided to walk to Miss Cordelia's, our grocery, deli, and WiFi spot about 15 minutes down the river. It's located in a very trendy upscale area called Harbor Town. On the walk down we got a good shot of the Memphis Pyramid - we think it's a convention center.

Harbor Town and Miss Cordelia's below

The many condos, apartments, and homes packed into Harbor Town is quite a contrast from two days on the MS River when we saw a total of 6 homes those 2 days.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Actually the Pyramid is empty and not being used for anything...unless that's changed since I was there last. It was originally used for Univ. Memphis basketball games and then Grizzlies bball...Anyway, teams moved on to different arenas and now they're gonna use it for an indoor park or something along those lines or possibly just tear it down. Last time I flew over it lots of the windows were broken out and the top was in really rough shape...