Tales From The Camping House

Tales From The Camping House

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Pink Palace

It was 42 degrees when we woke up this morning and only went to 50 by the end of the day. On top of that, the wind was blowing from the north and it was cloudy. If we were going to go somewhere, it needed to be indoors. We made a plan to go into Memphis to go to the Pink Palace.

This mansion was built by Clarence Saunders, the man who developed the first self serve grocery store, Piggly Wiggly. It all began in Memphis and in the museum was a full scale model of the grocery store. He never moved into the mansion as he lost everything before it was finished. The creditors took it over and it was eventually donated to Memphis and used as a museum.

The museum was full of neat things from dinosaur remains, rocks, and lot of history. We watched a miniature circus that one man made taking 14 years to complete it. It is mechanical, but only plays 4 times a day.

There was also a planetarium and imax theater that we went to.

We enjoyed going there with no crowds. Yes, our truck is the only one in this parking lot.

We headed home and spent the rest of the evening relaxing. Tomorrow, it will still be chilly, but the sun is supposed to be out.

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Location:Memphis, Tennessee

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