Last morning in Memphis, and that gin soaked bar rom queen has not been found. Oh well, maybe we have better "luck" in Nashville.
We check out from Vista Inn Motel and wander up Union Avenue to Blue Plate Cafe at Court Square for a bit of 2nd breakfast / very early lunch before moving on to the bus station at MATA.
Here is Di looking quite pleased with her choice of food.
After check in, we take advantage of the in house gym and we both realise that apart from a lot of walking we have not kept ourselves in shape on the road. Muscles will hurt tomorrow, but we will be back as it is not often we have gyms in the types of accommodation that we go for (read cheapskates...)
Millennium Maxwell House Hotel provides 2 shuttle buses free of charge (but "tips are encouraged and certainly appreciated", quote from inside the shuttle) for local trips up to 5 miles which covers downtown.
We take advantage of this offer and go downtown to get a meal. We are dropped off at the corner of Broadway and 5th Street, and after wandering a little while we find The Old Spaghetti Factory on 2nd Street.
One other guy, Ron, who was also on the shuttle bus from Millenium Maxwell House Hotel, was also new to town. He was also looking for a meal and seem to follow us, so we invited him to have dinner with us, which he accepted and we dined together and chatted away.
Ron is a retired Police Chief from western Massachusetts, incidentally not far from the terrible mass shooting in Newport just before last Christmas. Ron had set up a consulting and training business in law enforcement and was in town to provide training. He now lives in Cape Cod as his wife wanted them to be there.
Food was excellent, just the right amount and very cheap, $27 for us both including tax and tips. Soup and bread was added to Di's lasagna and to Hans Spaghetti Vesuvius, the latter was a house speciality.
Here are a couple of pics from inside the The Old Spaghetti Factory and yes, you could actually dine inside that tram, but we didn't.