Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Coffee and Tea
The Pink Palace is a Memphis treasure. There's a history here. My Mother took me here all through my childhood, and we took our kids here (with my mother along most of the time) throughout their childhoods. The museum has changed over time, sometimes drastically, and right now it's in the middle of a major renovation bringing big new changes within the next year or so.
The Daughter was interested in seeing Wicked Plants, an interesting and spookily staged exhibit about plants which have some undesirable attributes. The museum says, "Meet some of Mother Nature’s most appalling creations!" Fascinating. From kudzu to nightshade to peas, from poison ivy to curare to potatoes. We think it would be fun around Halloween, but it's a temporary exhibit and will leave in September. There's a photo tour at this link.
Afterwards, we bought lunch at the Bella Caffe and took it to a picnic table on the front lawn:
I had a chicken salad sandwich, chips, and unsweet iced tea. The Daughter had the turkey club, chips, and sweet tea. For dessert afterwards, we found Kay's Bakery. They don't seem to have a web page, but there's a Facebook page here. We had never been there, and didn't know what to expect:
We were spoiled for choice, as their offerings were varied and delicious-looking. There were tables inside but no coffee, so we brought our treats back here to our patio:
So for lunch that day, I had iced tea and coffee. And fun with The Daughter with happy memories from both our childhoods. Build happy memories now, people; they will serve you well in the future.
Please join the gathering over at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog where we share a beverage. Elizabeth is also sharing her recent trip to the zoo, and that's worth clicking through to see.