Last week The Husband, The Daughter, and I went downtown to have coffee and do some people-watching in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel. It's been said,
”The Mississippi Delta begins in the lobby of The Peabody Hotel and ends on Catfish Row in Vicksburg. The Peabody is the Paris Ritz, the Cairo Shepheard, the London Savoy of this section. If you stand near its fountain in the middle of the lobby ... ultimately you will see everybody who is anybody in the Delta...” -Author/Historian David Cohn, 1935.Given that, how can you resist?
Here's the gingerbread house display:
Here's the lobby menu:
I had coffee and lemon meringue pie:
We were there when the late afternoon duck march took place. This daily ceremony is when the Duckmaster takes the ducks back up to their rooftop quarters. A delightful experience, I'd certainly recommend it if you're ever in Memphis.
As we left the Peabody, we passed by the side entrance:
on the way back to the parking garage. You can see how dreary and drizzly it was, but it wasn't actually very cold:
Downtown has nice Christmas decorations, and we enjoyed our stroll.
Please join us at the weekly T Stands for Tuesday blogger gathering hosted by Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog. Share a drink of holiday cheer with us.