Travel Blogs from Memphis, United States

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A Brief Taste of the South, Memphis, United States travel blog

A Brief Taste of the South

A travel blog entry by jizmo

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... river was. So my brief time in the South ends.  There is so much of a divide between states that I wonder how the country was ever united. The food and drink are more vibrant and the people are less frenetic.  Between all this, the certain ...

The King, Memphis, United States travel blog

The King

A travel blog entry by jizmo

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... .  For strange reasons this ridiculous procession has persisted where 5 trained ducks are ushered to and from the main fountain of a grand lobby.  Absurdly confused.  We set off to calm ourselves over some Memphis BBQ and live music. ...

Where were you when Elvis Died?, Memphis, United States travel blog

Where were you when Elvis Died?

A travel blog entry by cobra1899

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...   Elvis receives his first guitar in 1946 as his parents couldn't afford the bicycle he wanted   Moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1948   Records his first songs, " My Happiness"  & "That's When Your Heartaches ...

NOT...Walkin' in Memphis!, Memphis, United States travel blog

NOT...Walkin' in Memphis!

A travel blog entry by cobra1899

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... to be owned by the Parks Department or the Municipality. The one in Jackson is owned by the town. I doubt they'll have internet. Saturday I'll be in New Orleans. Now that I'm leaving Memphis the weather is supposed to warm up to the mid-teens. Oh ...

Hey Mister, Can You Spare a Dime? ...or 10 Bucks?, Memphis, United States travel blog

Hey Mister, Can You Spare a Dime? ...or 10 Bucks?

A travel blog entry by cobra1899

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... 4, 1968.   This information was fascinating for a Canadian unaware of the full extent of the struggles happening in the southern United States no more than 40 years ago. Progress has been made, though I don't think things have evolved as much as ...

LIVE LIKE YOU WERE DYING!, West Memphis, United States travel blog

LIVE LIKE YOU WERE DYING!

A travel blog entry by cobra1899

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What do YOU say after You've heard bad news from the Doctor? "I went sky diving, I went rocky mountain climbing, I went 2.7 seconds on a bull name Fumanchu. And I loved deeper, And I spoke sweeter, And I gave ...

The Truth about America!, Memphis, United States travel blog

The Truth about America!

A travel blog entry by cobra1899

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... purpose.   The Truth about America? It is on its own Journey in fulfilling its SOULs purpose as enshrined in the United States Constitution and by the writers of the Declaration of Independence. That I believe to be true.   I ...

Civil Rights, Memphis, United States travel blog

Civil Rights

A travel blog entry by lord13

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... that Dr. Martin Luther King did.   After visiting the museum we got really hungry so we went to eat some BBQ, again!  Memphis is known for its BBQ and the Blues.  The place we went to eat had a really nice chef.  He let ...

The home of the blues, Memphis, United States travel blog

The home of the blues

A travel blog entry by neilandamy

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... idea that we should cross the border into Arkanas, to say we had been! So drove across the border, just west of Memphis...across a cool bridge into nowheresville!! Seriously there was nothing there! There was a place called West Memphis, but all we could ...

Memphis, Mississippi & Tom Sawyer RV Park, West Memphis, United States travel blog

Memphis, Mississippi & Tom Sawyer RV Park

A travel blog entry by alvrez

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On the road again this morning. We're off to Memphis - but going thru or touching 4 states: Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee & Arkansas. For lunch we made an impulse stop at a small roadside diner called 'Galbreath Country Buffet.' Luckily they had a ...

29th July - Walking in Memphis, Memphis, United States travel blog

29th July - Walking in Memphis

A travel blog entry by harmer56

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... . That night we took in a true American experience, a baseball game. We went along to see a minor league game between the Memphis Redbirds and the Tacoma Mounties. Todd had organised a party deck for us, complete with buffet and a keg to which he ...

Little Rock AR to Portage Indiana in one day, Memphis TN, United States travel blog

Little Rock AR to Portage Indiana in one day

A travel blog entry by patrickboardman

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Left Little Rock and drove to Memphis then through Missouri, Illinois and ended up for the night in Portage Indiana ...

It doesn't look too far on the map!, Memphis, United States travel blog

It doesn't look too far on the map!

A travel blog entry by steveandshaz

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OK, it does look far on the map too, and it is far, about 860 miles from Washington. We didn't decide on going to Memphis until we were passing Knoxville, and it was just as far to go back to Washington. Stayed at a nice Motel up in the mountains in ...

Memphis, Graceland and Crater of Diamonds, Memphis, United States travel blog

Memphis, Graceland and Crater of Diamonds

A travel blog entry by chictravelers2

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Our next stop was in Memphis, and of course, we had to go to Graceland. You start at the area that has several exhibit buildings and two of his airplanes. Then, a trolley takes you across the street and through the famous gates, to the 'mansion'. The ...

Elvis Lives and Operation Saving Sundae, Memphis, United States travel blog

Elvis Lives and Operation Saving Sundae

A travel blog entry by rama0999

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... at about 12pm. All the people in Memphis I’ve found congregate at either Beale St or at Graceland, the rest of Memphis is completely deserted. It’s strange because there are many potential people attractors, but the people don’t seem to ...

Memphis: Elvis Presley's Graceland, Memphis, United States travel blog

Memphis: Elvis Presley's Graceland

A travel blog entry by drfumblefinger

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... any other place on the planet.  It's important to Memphis' economy as Graceland is the second most visited home in the United States, second only to the White House.  With the constant flow of Elvis fans, there's a lot of tourist dollars ...

Memphis, Memphis, United States travel blog

Memphis

A travel blog entry by victoria

Memphis! 16/05/05 79 degrees today, lovely! We did the tour of Graceland today. We went in his mansion, automobile museum and aeroplanes and saw all his tropheys and awards, then to the meditation garden where he is buried. I really enjoyed the whole ...

Day 23: Nashville to Memphis, Memphis, United States travel blog

Day 23: Nashville to Memphis

A travel blog entry by crawfords

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... side of the interstate. Am I ever thankful that Brian is a conscientious driver! But we made it, safe and sound, to Memphis. We're staying in the campground just outside of Graceland, right behind Heartbreak Hotel. I'm serious. We plan to get started ...

Day 3, Memphis, United States travel blog

Day 3

A travel blog entry by dlmitchell71

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2010 U.S. Road Trip – Day 3 - 6/21/2010 – Destination Memphis, TN We will travel to Memphis, TN via route 72 which menders through Alabama, Mississippi, and finally Tennessee. Not much to see on this route. We stopped for a lunch break at a ...

Visiting Elvis, Memphis, United States travel blog

Visiting Elvis

A travel blog entry by toroamarillo

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Yes the king is alive. At least most signs at the Elvis Presley Boulevard say so. Graceland is a tourist industry. Everything a tourist and Elvis fan needs you can get here. The tour to the house is US $31. Thats a lot of money to see some rooms, the ...

Memphis, Memphis, United States travel blog

Memphis

A travel blog entry by lisa_82

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... to Memphis where we went to go see an NBA game, the Memphis Grizzlies vs the Indiana Pacers.  The game was great, Memphis won AND I caught a T-Shirt that they were firing out into the crowd!   After the game we went for drinks and ...

Walkin' in Memphis, Memphis, United States travel blog

Walkin' in Memphis

A travel blog entry by mcvish

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... first we ate belgium waffles for breakfast. How could the day possibly go wrong??? I mean seriously. Then we set out for Memphis, TN! We took a beautiful ride through Alabama and a bit of Mississippi into Tennessee. The weather was just right (minus a ...

Vanity, Zoom Zoom, Memphis, United States travel blog

Vanity, Zoom Zoom

A travel blog entry by burtonll

Nothing blew us from the sky, our little plane soared over Texas and Loos-i-ana and Arkansas in early-morning efficiency, me feeling halfway decent and awake. I could see the snake-like twisting of the river, early morning sun reflecting back, from far ...

Road Trip Begins - 1st Stop Memphis, Memphis, United States travel blog

Road Trip Begins - 1st Stop Memphis

A travel blog entry by nic216

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... a place called Bucksnort... Char couldn't help herself and had to get a souvenir from the little servo we stopped at. We arrive in Memphis at the Holiday Inn to check in for our first night here. We park the car unload all the luggage and get the ...

The Ducks and Sun Studio, Memphis, United States travel blog

The Ducks and Sun Studio

A travel blog entry by nic216

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... and Baton Rouge instead of Dallas and Houston so our travels today will end at Jackson. But first we have some unfinished business in Memphis. First stop today is the Mississippi River for a stroll on the river front and then to Peabody Hotel to see the ...

Charlie Vergo's Rendezvous Ribs tonight!!!, West Memphis, United States travel blog

Charlie Vergo's Rendezvous Ribs tonight!!!

A travel blog entry by pmschmi

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... sure they were closed.  When she did, they answered and to our delight, they were open tonight as a special event because the Memphis State Tigers were playing Ole Miss.  Barb and I don't give much of a hoot about college football but ...

Oh my god, are we in a dry county?!?, Nashville to Memphis, United States travel blog

Oh my god, are we in a dry county?!?

A travel blog entry by klompjes-krautz

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... to much energy who where playing. We packed up our stuff and left without a shower (which is overrated anyway) and headed to Memphis. Got premium gas for $2.99 per gallon on the way there, that's definately the cheapest we've ever seen in 18months! ...

Southern Comfort, Memphis, United States travel blog

Southern Comfort

A travel blog entry by mikeandtrace

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... , my memory has started shutting down on me. Hope I’ve managed to make you laugh a little, cry a little, maybe even .......think a little. This is Mike Sargeant  reporting from Memphis Tennessee for The Blog......have a good evening and be ...

East Coast Swing, Memphis, United States travel blog

East Coast Swing

A travel blog entry by charliekelli

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... the family I have always had, and the family I have gained through my marriage to Charlie. It has been fun sharing our life with them. We're headed to Memphis for a pit stop and to pick up a few belongings. Then it's on to Texas. Talk to you ...

Stillwater to Memphis, Memphis, United States travel blog

Stillwater to Memphis

A travel blog entry by travelledkiwi

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... a little sleep in on Bri's Couch I got myself up at 9.00am and said goodbye to my friend and was on the road heading to Memphis, Tennesse home of Elvis Presley's Graceland. It was a pretty good drive which I didn't stop much of the way. It took 7 hours ...

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