Thursday, April 25, 2019

Memphis on the Fly

March of the Peabody Ducks

 When you only have one day to visit a city and a limited budget, you pick and choose carefully the bits and pieces you’ll visit. So, I hopped online and searched for “free things to do in Memphis TN”.
And there were a lot more than just two or three options. We opted to focus on three.

We chose to see the March of Ducks at the Peabody Hotel (which we were barely in time for…next time we’ll get in early enough to score a ground floor seat!) In 1935, Author David Cohn said “The Mississippi Delta begins in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel….if you stand near its fountain the middle of the lobby, where the ducks waddle and turtles drowse, you will see everybody who is anybody in the Delta”

A quiet day on Beale Street
Then we walked over to Beale Street…after all, we are in Memphis. And you could tell it was the middle of the day, in the middle of the week, in the middle of non-tourist season. Several places were closed until evening, but you can sure tell that then,  hopping with nightlife!

We wrapped everything up with a stop at the Memphis Bass Pro Pyramid. Wow is all I can say…massive outdoor store, complete with duck pond, aquarium, alligator tank (all living!) in addition to the typical (and extensive) taxidermy displays and outdoor gear. To top it off, literally, they have an elevator that will take you to the top of the Pyramid for a grand view of Memphis and the Mississippi. Bonus for RVers, they do allow a free overnight stay in the parking lot. Check in with them. Not an RVer? The Bass Pro Pyrmaid also houses a hotel in addition to a bowling alley, arcade, and more.

Enjoy the video!



To learn more about the Peabody Hotel and the Peabody Ducks, visit:


For more about Beale Street, visit:


Additional information on Bass Pro Memphis:

Music:
Acoustic Blues by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Artist: http://audionautix.com/

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Texas City Museum

We spent some time at the Texas City Museum during their Maritime Exhibition.

With several special exhibits and presenters, we saw and learned a lot…and had some fun too. (Links are below for more information, and yes, I probably missed a few!)

As a bonus, the second floor of the museum is home to the Galveston County Model Railroad Club. All I can say is Wow…incredible attention to detain in some of those setups. The main model railroad displays are only open on Saturdays, but they do have some exhibits available on the balcony.

Hope you enjoy our video!





Here’s the links I mentioned…AS you can see...we have a lot more to check out as we go about in Texas!







Music Clips from YouTube Audio Library:
Lightning Bugs by Geographer
Reuben’s Train by Nat Keefe with The Bow Ties

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Heceta Head Lighthouse

Heceta Head Lighthouse sits on a
bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean
In May of 2018, we drove up part of the Oregon coast and camped just outside of Florence. While there, we visited Heceta Head Lighthouse.

Construction began in 1892, and in March of 1894 it began operations, utilizing a 392-prism, first order Fresnel lens. It is now the brightest beacon on the Oregon coast. Its light can be seen over 20 miles away.

Hope you enjoy our video!


To learn more about Heceta Head Lighthouse, check out the following links:

https://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=86

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heceta_Head_Light

Bed and Breakfast info: https://www.hecetalighthouse.com/

Filmed with GoPro5 Black. Still photos Nikon 5000.