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Confederate Park

I think I’ve been in Memphis long enough to establish my favorites like this burger joint. As far as fave place to spend an afternoon? None other than Confederate Park! During the Spring, this was my “spot” to enjoy sunny days. I spent many afternoons reading chapters from David Baldacci’s novels or staring out onto the Mississippi River. The occasional horse-drawn carriages were a good, brief diversion too (those are coool ’cause no two are alike).

The park covers only one city block, but there are benches and lots to see like statues, trees, cannons, views of the river, and cars whizzing by.

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Along Front Street, sandwiched between Court Street (a stone’s throw from Madison Avenue) and Jefferson Avenue

On this particular day, I had a few Little Debbie snacks with me.

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Little Debbie goodies

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Fudge Round, yummmmm

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Apple Pie

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Honey Bun

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The two cannons are aimed at the Mud Island Tram, LOL

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Statue of Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America

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The sun was directly right behind the statue, hence the side shots

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The Ten Commandments
Now would be a good time to mention that Memphis is in the center of the Bible Belt

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The two people sitting on the bench had the right idea

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Bust of Capt. J. Harvey Mathes
37th Tenn. CSA

Photos of the cannons:

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To view photo in Flickr, go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/yummies4tummies/4166503118

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View of the “Old Bridge”

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Riverboats and the “Old Bridge”

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Jefferson Davis Park
Just beyond that body of water is Mud Island

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Another view, this time with the “M Bridge” showing

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M Bridge and the Mud Island Monorail

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Mud Island Tram

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Two carriage rides and the bust of Capt. J. Harvey Mathes (at very left)

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