Next, we wandered down a couple of blocks and into a back ally to get to Charles Vergos "Rendezvous"-which has made Memphis famous for dry-rub barbecue ribs. Apparently many US Presidents and Rock Stars have eaten there (or I suppose they may have just had their picture taken at another bbq joint and then mailed it to Rendezvous). Anyways, it was a fun environment- the barbecue was good but the red beans and dirty rice was even better.
We got stuck in a thunderstorm and the huge downpour that followed, then we toured the Cotton Museum which was very interesting as it talked not only about Cotton but also gave us a lot of background into the Slave trade -very, very, very sad. I walked away from it with a renewed appreciation for Abraham Lincoln.
"Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally." ~Abe Lincoln
We hopped in the van and drove back to Little Rock to meet our good friends for Pizza. The rest of the weekend included: visiting a car show (hundreds of cars and only two mustangs-how could that be called a car show?), taking a big drive around Little Rock, a few more massive thunderstorms, and an excellent church service which you could watch by clicking here: : www.fbclr.org/grow/Sermons.asp?Series=28 . It's been a fun weekend of Fowl, Food, Flooding, and Family (corny, I know, but it's coming from a guy who got up at 6:00am to go watch ducks walk the red carpet).