Last year we had just moved to Florida and Carl was overwhelmed with his new job so he never made it to Memphis to visit his parents. But this year, he resumed his annual trip home to visit and help his dad around the house. This trip has typically coincided with the “Bye Week” of the team that he works for. This year, it occurred the week after…I say Carl gave me the wrong date to book his ticket, he says it was my fault. Since that gave us a free weekend to take my birthday cruise, I say it all worked out perfectly in the long run.
After picking Carl up from the airport, they stopped at the former Memphis Pyramid arena to see the new giant Bass Pro Shop.
Throughout the weekend, Carl helped his dad cut down trees and do some yard clean up.
When they weren’t doing that, they did things like visit the Brooks Art Museum for an appetizer reception.
They went to see Carl’s cousin, Susie’s new house, which is about a half-hour from Carl’s parents. Aunt Joanne happened to be visiting from Chicago while they were there.
The following evening, they all went to a shindig at the Catholic Church,
where they drank wine
On Sunday, Carl and Leslie went to Buffalo Wild Wings to watch football and then they had Susie and family and some friends over for dinner.