A man, his mother, his sister, his granny, his niece, and his nephew make a trip to Memphis Tennessee for a family reunion. During the course of the trip, the family encounter a series of circumstances that mold the trip into an unforgettable experience. Through the arguing and internal bickering within the group, they come together and strengthen the blood bond they share with each other. Reflecting on each and every situation encountered, the man realizes the trip is an overall social, emotional, and educational journey.
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We asked Phillip, “Why Did You Pick Tennessee for The Journey, and How Did You Do Your Research?”
Now one thing I did hear about before I visited Memphis, was the barbeque. I was fortunate to taste some Memphis barbeque, and it was just OK. We have phenomenal barbeque in St. Louis, so I know how good barbeque is supposed to taste. Maybe I went to the wrong place, because l do not want to condemn Memphis barbeque based on a limited sample size.
Other than the food, my experience on Beale Street and at Graceland, was learn as you go. I have always been like this. I have a friend who wants to research and dissect every little thing because he does it. He does this with food and entertainment. It irks me so bad! I am the person that watches you do something one time, then I tries it myself. I treat vacations the same way. If we are out, and I see something that looks fun, I am going to do it!
Recently I just did an ATV adventure on an island in the Caribbean. It was random, but very fun and spontaneous. So when asked, why I chose Tennessee, and how did I research. I did nothing! I just brought my personality with me, and rocked out! More people would have fun if they did the same thing.
About the Author
Phillip Cornell is a college graduate. He gained his degree in Biological Sciences, and currently works at a local pharmacy. He is the only son of Harron and Connie Cornell, and the youngest of 3 children. In 2006 his father passed away due to colon cancer, and his mom became an inspiration to him and his family in the way she supported everyone. He has a passion for all types of competitive activity, with sports being the favorite. Overall he lives for different experiences to stimulate the mind, and firmly believes that life is something that has to be lived, read about, and dissected. His biggest weakness is beautiful women, and the thought of being a failure. Firmly believing everyone deserves their moment no matter how long or short it is, Phillip listens to anyone who has something to say. The more he writes. The more he realizes what he creates, is something that needs to be shared with someone other than himself.