A couple weeks ago, we were planning a family vacation to St. Louis. At the last minute, we cancelled our plans and stayed in Memphis for a "stay"cation. (Beware, this is a long post with a TON of pictures!) I have to say, this was one of the "funnest" weekends I have had in a long time!
After we saw the ducks, we headed to the Peabody roof to take pictures.
Next, we rode the trolley. As you can tell, Hudson was super excited. =)
I don't think Jackson wiped that grin off his face the whole time we were on the trolley. He was in little boy heaven!
Another family shot, this time in front of our trolley.
We hopped off the trolley and headed to lunch at The Arcade. I have never been here but I think I have seen it in every movie ever filmed in Memphis. Super yummy food, next time we are in downtown Memphis this is definitely where I want to eat again!
Jackson had a cheeseburger (that he ate 3 bites of and then was "So full!")
We hit up Beale Street and then headed back to our hotel. (When we were having insurance fix our floors in October, they put us in a hotel for a month. Jason signed us up for the Hilton rewards so we earned a free night stay at any Hilton.) We stayed at the Hampton Inn on Beale Street and I can not say enough good things about them. This was such a nice hotel.
We took advantage of their swimming pool and hot tub. I think we swam 3 or 4 times in 24 hour span. We swam so much that Jackson learned how to do this...
...That's right. My 4 year old that was TERRIFIED of the water at the beginning of the summer decided he wanted to swim by himself. As a former swimming lesson teacher, I could not be prouder of him!
Tuesday, we woke up and decided to go to the zoo for a few hours. (A few HOT hours!)
We fed the birds....Hudson thought he was so big holding his own bird feeder.
Jackson loved trying to "catch" a bird.
As we were heading out, Jackson needed to take a rest on the "Memphis Tiger" chair. We wore that little boy out! I am so glad that we stayed in town and had a little adventure. I hope it will be a weekend that our boys will remember...I know I will!