Greetings from Memphis!

Hey guys!  Sorry for the late post.  I know I’ve been off my usual posting schedule, but squeezing in blog time on the road is tough!  I’m writing from Memphis tonight.  Anyone ever been to Memphis?  It’s really cool here!

For dinner we headed down to Beale Street to explore a little bit.  It’s pretty much a whole street of bright lights, beer, bbq, and blues!  And crazy outfits and concert goers tonight, with the Chris Brown & T-Pain show at the convention center down the street.  We ate at the B.B. Kings Restaurant & Blues Club.  Here’s my overall review:

  • Service:  Not so great
  • Atmosphere:  Loud, but what you expect with live blues.  Very fun vibe.
  • Food:  Mine tasted fine, but some of my colleagues said their ribs/bbq options were just so so.
  • Beer:  Their own wheat brew was delish.
  • Overall consensus:  Great for music and some beers, not for top-notch food and good conversation!

On my plate tonight?  The Louie salad which consisted of chopped mixed lettuce with shrimp, tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives, and boiled egg with zesty Louie sauce topped with parsley and a side of lemon wedges.  And two Blues Brews.  AND pretty much a whole plate of fried pickles.  Does anyone else out there love fried pickles as much as me?!  Last night on the road usually equals a little bit of indulgence for me!  I was good the rest of the week.

Speaking of being good so far while traveling this week, I’m adding another tip to my healthy living on the road post yesterday.

Find a nearby grocery store!  Yesterday Colleen and I had another workout sesh at the gym (45 minutes on the elliptical followed by 15 minutes of abs and stretching) and afterward we found the local Kroger’s grocery store.  When traveling, I recommend requesting a microwave and refrigeration in your hotel room.  This way, if you stop at the local grocery store, you can stock up on some healthier options (which usually require refrigeration).  We knew our hotel didn’t have the best options at continental breakfast, so we wanted to get some yogurt, oatmeal, and some other things.

 

Definitely helped keep me in check for the week.

I’m looking forward to being home tomorrow!

P.S.  Don’t forget about my giveaway!  In case you missed it, I’ve extended the deadline to enter until Friday.  Good luck 🙂

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