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... us about another Blues museum (Highway 61 museum) in Leland, just few miles down the road, where there is often a blues man performing. And he was there. Pat, just happened to be the son of a very interesting Blues character called James "Son" Thomas, who was also a grave digger and a sculptor of weird clay heads, that had a bit of a voodoo look about them. We had seen displays about Son in the museum in Clarksdale. Pat just sat in the ...
On the road fairly sharp this morning at 7:20 heading for Greenwood MS, which meant taking the I55 to Winona and turning left.
After getting through the Jackson rush hour, I was clear on the highway with very little traffic. It's what you've seen on pictures two lanes in opposite directions separated by a wide 'median' of grass with a valley in between and the roads don't always stay parallel.
The weather was pretty horrific with continuous downpours and thunder ...
Before leaving Memphis, we stopped by the National Civil Rights Museum located at the Lorraine Motel. The second floor balcony of this motel was the site of Martin Luther Kings assassination back on April 4th 1968. The museum was recently redone and expanded and was preparing for a grand reopening this weekend on the 46th anniversary of his death. We could see only a few exhibits, but they were profound and well done. Looking at the old photos from that fateful day, that section ...
... the parking lot was pitch black. The Horseshoe was running on generator, but had no heat in any hotel room above floor 6. Areas around the casinos were pitch black as well....with lots of power poles snapped off.
Restaurants were short staffed. We went to Harrahs and sat in the sports bar, which was the only restaurant open. We sat for 90 minutes and never received our food. I know ...
... And during our roll through lovely south Memphis...we saw yet another...ROYAL INN! This one was no less a hellhole than all the others we've seen across the states and europe.
Tunica is about 30 miles south of Memphis. We drive south on route 61 and come to Harrah's Casino. Harrah's has a great campground, with a lodge, big screen TV room, pool table, swimming pool, laundry.......all the amenities! They keep it clean and ...
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