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August 2014
       

Mondays in Memphis with The Baker Team

Today, we decided to visit the Best Main Street in America!  The Main Street in Collierville, TN was just voted the Best Main Street in America by Parade Magazine!  This precious square has so much history!  We happened to run into EDCO Title and Escrows very own Dee Dee Mizell who is also on the Main Street Board of Directors .  Dee Dee gave us a tour of the square and took us to lunch at The Silver Caboose that still has the original soda fountain ( SO cute)!  There is an old stage coach rest stop that was restored and moved to the square that is darling.  There is a bed inside that has ropes across the bed frame and Dee Dee explained to us that the saying, “Sleep Tight” came from tightening those ropes!  Very neat!  There are so many cute shops, restaurants and businesses in this square that it is very easy to spend a day there!  They have Sunset on the Square Summer Concert Series and on Fridays, there is live Bluegrass music played in the gazebo!  The next big event that they will have is the Downtown Derby Party to help raise money for the ongoing preservation of Main Street.  There will be live music, live and silent auctions and tastings from local restaurants.  From what I hear, it is a GREAT event!  For more information on this event and the absolute awesomeness of the Collierville Main Street, go to http://mainstreetcollierville.org/ .  This main street is a must visit!

The Baker Team

RE/MAX Real Estate Experts

901-685-6000 

13
August 2014
       

What a good concept coming to Memphis!  A chain restaurant that uses socially responsible practices and locally sourced food with no artificial ingredients!  Can’t wait to check them out!

11
August 2014
       

Mondays in Memphis with The Baker Team

Where else would The Baker Team go on Monday during Elvis week but Graceland on Elvis Presley Blvd!This week in Memphis is a sacred week for many Elvis lovers.  People from all over the country, heck all over the world flock to Memphis to celebrate Elvis Presley!  There is so much to do including touring Graceland and the Lisa Marie, Elvis’ private jet, and long list of activities including Elvis impersonator contests, singing contests, receptions and 5ks.  The main thing that a lot of Elvis lovers come to Memphis for this week is the Candlelight Vigil.  The Candlelight Vigil will be Friday, August 15th at 8:30pm at the gates of Graceland.  If you are in Memphis this week, stop by Graceland for a rockin good time!  Thank ya, thank ya very much!

The Baker Team

RE/MAX Real Estate Experts

901-685-6000

10
August 2014
       
Pickles canned, now off to write an offer!

Pickles canned, now off to write an offer!

10
August 2014
       

Here is some information on tankless hot water heaters.  I used to want one but now I am torn.  I TVA out to give me an eScore (which I got a 7, yay but could be better) and the inspector gave me one interesting fact about tankless heaters that has made me hesitant.  Most regular water heaters have a BTU rate of 30,00-50,000 where as a tankless hot water heater has a BTU rate of around 200,000.  So which is more energy efficient in the end?  I am not sure!  Help!

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August 2014
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Finally harvested some cantaloupes! My cucumbers are growing faster than I can eat/can them! #urbangardnerproblems

Finally harvested some cantaloupes! My cucumbers are growing faster than I can eat/can them! #urbangardnerproblems

04
August 2014
       

Mondays in Memphis with The Baker Team

This Monday Mary and I decided to check out the newly opened Beale Street Landing.  What a groovy place!  There are several places to look out over the Mississippi for a beautiful view.  There is a small splash park for the kids with a slide and a ginormous catfish to play inside!  You can purchase tickets to take a riverboat ride that takes off from the Landing.  There is a grass rooftop  that helps retain water runoff that you can walk, or run, up and down.  There is a gift shop with plenty of Memphis goodies to buy.  The Riverfront Bar and Grill is a great place to eat while touring around downtown Memphis!  There are large windows and a patio so that you can look out on the river while dining.   Mary and I had some delicious food and a great time!

The Baker Team

RE/MAX Real Estate Experts

901-685-6000

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August 2014
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July 2014
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Mondays in Memphis with The Baker Team

What better place to go on the Monday before Elvis week starts than Sun Studios at 706 Union Ave!  Sun Studios was started by the blues loving Sam Phillips and some call it the birthplace of Rock N Roll!  This is the recording studio where huge stars such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis got their start!  This was the first time Mary and I actually took the tour and decided to take my music loving nieces along as well.  We all had a great time!  Mary loved hearing how her friend, Rufus Thomas cost the studio and Sam Phillips $25,000 over copyright laws.  My youngest niece, Kaelyn, loved seeing the old pictures of Elvis when he was a boy.  I love seeing Dewey Phillip’s DJ booth that Sun Studios just recently rescued from the trash!  This was the DJ that first played Elvis Presley on the radio and the phenomenon was started!  My niece Lexy loved it all and hammed it up in the recording studio using one of the only surviving recording mics from the time and standing in the spot where Elvis (with his back to Sam because he was so nervous) first sang in person for Sam Phillips.  This was an awesome experience and I highly recommend it to everyone!

The Baker Team

RE/MAX Real Estate Experts

901-685-6000

21
July 2014
       

Mondays in Memphis with The Baker Team

What is a great thing to do in Memphis on this Monday?  Voting!!  Early voting opened on Friday and will go through August 2nd.  Polls are open Weekdays 10am - 7pm and Saturdays 10am - 4pm.  Go to shelbyvote.com for more information.  You don’t have a voice if you don’t vote so get out there and vote!!!

The Baker Team

RE/MAX Real Estate Experts

901-685-6000