Last night had all the makings of a good Friday Night Gallery Showathon. There were openings scattered all over town. I worked up until time to go out and hit the scene with Melvis, but we never quite made it in anywhere. Memphis is hot during the summer. I don't mean just hot. It's damn near intolerable. We Memphians take advantage of cool days, and last night was one of the most comfortable evenings in sometime. The temperature dropped near 20 degrees over the course of the last two days. Melvis and I just kept on driving until we got to the river. We were trying to find parking in a very unfriendly parking environment, and we finally just decided to find a parking garage and cut the free parking losses.
The "Parking Can Be Fun" parking garage is famous here. The building has been here forever, and we have all had good and bad times there. We proceeded to the top, as there were no spots left below. When we finally parked we came to a few realizations. 1: This was one of the best views to watch the sunset we had ever stumbled upon. 2: We were glad the cooler was packed with adult beverages. 3: We had cameras. 4: We weren't going anywhere, and 5: this was going to be our entertainment for the night. We had a nice time just utilizing our little $5.00 parking spot just enjoying the views of our little city. I love Memphis, and yes, parking truly can be fun.
the sunset from our spot at the Parking Can Be Fun parking garage
bird condo (yes I was fascinated by this thing and its inhabitants all evening)
ooooooh, mysterious alley
half of the "M" and a beautiful sky above
yes, one more of the bird condo, trust me this will make it into a drawing
So, I would love to tell you that this was the end of the night, however that is not so. For our sakes we will just leave the rest of the night to those that were there to experience it. Love your city and enjoy those beautiful days and nights. Summer, please don't be so mean this year.
Spillmanville has fun just sitting still and doin' some lookin'