Our free day began with Palm Sunday Mass at Christ the King Church in Horn Lake, MS. Fr. Ries concelebrated with Fr. Gene, who welcomed us all to their church. The procession began in the back of church with palm waving and Hosannas all the way back to our pews. After church we posed for a group photo in front of the altar and were given a tour of the ten-year-old church.
The drive to Memphis took approximately twenty-five minutes. We braved the wind to walk around outdoors and visit a few historical sites before entering the National Civil Rights Museum. Our first stop was the site of Martin Luther King's Assassination - the Lorraine Hotel. The kids were amazed at the information they learned at the Civil Rights Museum.
Our next stop was Beale Street - home of the Blues. Since it was soooo cold today, we opted for a trolley ride to Beale Street. We ate lunch/supper at BB King's Restaurant while listening to live music. Most of us ate some delicious barbeque. Then we spent an hour shopping before heading to our vehicles. We took a circuitous route to drive past Graceland, Elvis's home.
Everyone is anxious to get back to work tomorrow. We hope the weather cooperates. I think our goal is to finish every job we've been assigned, and perhaps a bit more.
Message to my Web Design Class: There'd better not be any cookie crumbs in those keyboards!!! Mrs. Schroeder, you are WAY too nice. I sure hope you are all working diligently.
Our juntas seem to be lasting longer and longer as we grow more comfortable with each other. Tonight we also had a sing-along as we drank our hot chocolate. Our hope is to entertain the people at the Garden Cafe (soup kitchen) when we serve and eat with them on Thursday night.