One of the perks of working in a building so close to the river, as we do at the Flyer, is having easy-access to the Memphis in May events.
The flip side of that coin is that the traffic and parking situation can get maddening. This is particularly the case with the Barbecue Fest, which seems to encroach earlier and earlier each year.
On Tuesday, post-work time, the lot adjacent to the Flyer's building was already starting to fill up. That's where I came upon an RV and its occupants, the Wagners.
This is four generations of Wagners: son Willie, grandfather Mark, father Willie, and daughter Tillie. Mom is staying home in Chicago to mind their restaurant Honky Tonk BBQ.
This is the fourth year the Wagners have come to the Barbecue Fest. They arrive on Tuesday, and this is where they park. The younger Willie says the RV can get a little hot inside but otherwise the accommodations are fine. When I spoke to them, they were headed out to Circa.