I slept well and had a great breakfast. I moved my car to keep things cheaper into a garage. I set out for the Mississippi through downtown with a Memphis bike map.
The speck in the water is kayaker in an Epic sea kayak. Go Eric.
I got the bridge to go over the Mississippi. I learned later it was the old way getting over the river.
I got down off the bridge and found the BRT.
It was nice and went into the outskirts of hardscrabble West Memphis, Arkansas.
The trail head coming into West Memphis with parking, rental bikes and bike fixation station. I used the pump on the way back.
I stayed along a loop road for a few miles which was that Big industry type stuff and saw the levee road option with friends above the road.
I got off there and headed back towards town. There was a very interesting Pentecostal Christian Mission at 8th St. and Broadway of the same name. Nuff said.
It is a poor town and there was lots of subsidized housing with some of it new and nice but, some requiring work was shut down and not redone.
I got back to the trail and went over the BRT bike pedestrian bridge.
Got off the bridge and went back through Martyrs Park.
The view from these bluffs are incredible.
There was another linear park above, Vance Park.
Went by this place by accident to learn that it was probably the best fried chicken in Memphis or one of them. 30 minute wait when I went by.
Was back close to the hotel and went by the Redbirds Stadium. The outfield gate was open and the groundskeeper was rinsing off his riding lawn mower and I rode down the ramp into the stadium. He allowed me to stick my head into the stadium at the cusp of the outfield warning track and take pictures. Only in Memphis.
Beale street tonight. Home of the Blues.
Hotel Lorraine tomorrow morning. Peace out Namaste Tres.
4 thoughts on “Memphis, Mississippi, Big River Trail, MRT and West Memphis, Arkansas”
Nice pics.Especiall the God’s will sign.Thanks for taking the time.
“Then I’m walkin” in Memphis, walkin’ with my feet ten feet off of Beale…” Enjoy!
Thanks for the shout out with the paddler on the river. I have many paddling friends in the Memphis area. Maybe that was one of them. Also, enjoyed the pic of Gus’s Chicken. Made me think of Chicken King on the Cooch.
Great pictures as always. I envy you seeing our country this way. I love all the sculptures you photograph. Have fun and take care.