Today was our last day in Memphis. We had a 5 pm flight so we had some time to do a few things first.
We went to the Peabody hotel to have breakfast because we wanted to see the Peabody Ducks at 11 am.
So the story with the ducks is that in the 1930s the General Manager of the Peabody had a bit too much to drink with his friends and put live ducks in the fountain of the hotel. It because a tradition to have ducks there. Then in the 1940s, a gentleman who had been with the circus, said he could train the ducks to walk to and from the fountain daily.
So everyday at 11 am, the Duck Master rolls out the red carpet and takes the elevator to the roof where the ducks live. He brings them down the elevator and leads them on the red carpet to the fountain. At 5 pm, they make the return trip.
If you want to see this happen, you will want to start lining up about 30-45 minutes beforehand.
After this, we left Downtown Memphis to go to the Bass Pro Shop at the Pyramid. The Pyramid was supposed to be an event venue but it did not work out.
Bass Pro bought it and made it a huge store..and more. There is a hotel in there and several areas of live animals. There is a bowling alley and restaurant. There is also the "Lookout" where you take the largest free standing elevator up to the top to get a view of the city.
We took the elevator but unfortunately there was weather coming in and it was insanely windy. We were only out there a few minutes when a staff person said we needed to come inside and they closed the area.
We walked around and had lunch in their restaurant.
And that's a wrap on Memphis. We had a great trip. We weren't able to do everything but we did a lot!
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