I was stationed near Memphis many years ago (and did some TDYs there as well) and the thing to do on the week ends was go into town, rent a room and enjoy the food and music. Watch your A** if you go down on Beale Street though. You almost can not go wrong if you want some real Tennesee BBq in just about any place that is not a chain. Lots of places to choose from.
Went over to Townsend yesterday and ate at this place. The BBQ Ribs and chicken were delicious. Of course the beer went well with it all too.
We also stopped by the caverns for a tour. That was pretty amazing and the first time I’ve been in caverns. Seeing it in person is a trip.
The level of friendliness catches me off guard and is a little hard to take seriously. I’m finding myself wondering what their angle is and why they are trying to be so friendly. It’s ashamed really. I’m from an area where people are polite but not so friendly.