He had never been over the Big River Crossing, the new(ish) pedestrain walkway over the Mississippi River. It goes from downtown Memphis to West Memphis, Arkansas. I run over the bridge all the time, but I wanted Paul to check it out. We packed a picnic, and he invited his friend Cory.
We drove downtown and walked about a mile over the bridge, which crosses over the river, into Arkansas. Here's a view of the Memphis skyline over the river.
And here's the view from Arkansas, over some fields. You can see the Pyramid!
We grabbed a picnic table on the Arkansas side and spread out out food.
Every store in Midtown was out of vegan deli meats, so I bought some Field Roast Celebration Roast and sliced it very thinly to make sandwiches. Cory and Paul (not vegans!) loved the Field Roast! Paul actually couldn't stop eating it off the cutting board when I was making sandwiches (and he requested two sandwiches). I made mine with Chao cheese, Dijon, & vegan mayo.
I also had hummus & pita, baby carrots & vegan ranch, marinated beets, and grapes. Oh, and wine! We brought two bottles — red and white.
After the picnic, we made the long trek back over the river to our car. Paul brought his bluetooth speaker, so we played some 80s dance tunes for the walk and sang along (loudly). Pretty sure all the other walkers and runners on the bridge were totally into our jams.