I’ve wanted to go to New Madrid since the 90s, when I first heard the song of the same name by Uncle Tupelo. ♥️
We were passing by on the way home from Memphis, and decided to check out the riverfront.
And the song:
Lunch and beers before we head home.
We’re staying at The Peabody again, which is one of my favorite hotels. We arrived in time to see the ducks swim and march, but I didn’t get any pics since we were busy checking in.
After settling in, we hit up The Corner Bar for drinks.
My cat dress always gets me compliments from my fellow crazy cat ladies. I love hearing about other people’s cats. ♥️
We had a late dinner reservation at a restaurant called Flight. The concept is that everything on the menu is a three set flight. The food was absolutely sublime.
I had the cabernet flight:
We got the ocean flight as a starter: bbq shrimp, crab cake, and lobster ravioli.
And for my main course: boursin stuffed filet with potato puree, elk tenderloin with truffle mac, and bison ribeye with potatoes au gratin.
And finally: Memphis Belle pie for dessert.
There were dessert flights too, but I was too stuffed to get that much. I can’t pass up genuine southern pecan pie though. Mmm.
This meal alone was worth the four hour drive.
I’ve been super impressed by the mask wearing and social distancing happening down here. The only time things felt too crowded was in the lobby while we were waiting on an elevator, so we took the stairs instead. We’re only on the fourth floor, so we’ve decided to avoid the elevator altogether.
Alrighty – I’m off to enjoy day 2.
To spend Labor Day Weekend here:
We were making vacation plans tonight, and the over-the-water bungalows are at the top of the list. It will be ridiculously expensive, but yolo, motherfucker. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do.
Also on the list: a beach week with the kids, and a family weekend in NYC.
Anyway, we stopped for lunch in downtown Clarksville, TN, and omg it’s the cutest.
Whenever we cross the Tennessee river, I always get lyrics from that Alabama song stuck in my head:
Oh Tennessee river and a mountain man, we get together anytime we can.