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Continued with the many little things that have to be done to get ready for the "Epic Journey 2013" such as getting the RAMS banner, fixing the banner stanchions on the trailer, bigger mudflap on the bike (yes you really do need one if you do not want our trailer coated in mud and dirty water). Also getting things caught up at home for a road trip can be a job in ...
... at an autobody shop and buy a repair kit to prevent the chip from spreading. While the operation took longer than expected, the combination of ricin and other chemicals did the trick, sealing up the chip. After crossing the border into South Dakota we stopped at the world's only Corn Palace, and hours later we had our first viewing of the Badlands.
After driving for hours across the desolate flatlands of the midwest, a small hill comes as a surprise to ...
... fatal shot.
The motel is in the same state it was when it closed and there is a wreath outside room 306, which is the room he was shot outside of.
Straight across the road from the motel, Jacqueline Smith, the last resident to live in the Lorraine Motel before she was evicted in 1988, has been protesting against the amount of money spent on the National Civil Rights Museum. She believes Dr King would ...
... when we showed up at 4:30. The city really seems a little deserted at times so it was surprising to see all these people in the lobby awaiting the ducks. It was cute, but a lot of fanfare for some ducks. I guess the hotel must make money off of it through concessions which is good because Memphis could use an infusion of cash and enthusiasm to keep it alive. I think I would look into staying at the Peabody if we returned. It was (re)built in the 20s and, in the ...
... to the modern
day. The exhibits were well laid out and clear and made good use of contemporary
documents and images. There were also a number of more interactive exhibits,
including a replica bus that Rosa Parks had refused to move seats on, that you
could go on board. The museum was excellent, but we both came out feeling a
little bit blue and just feeling that people in general were awful, which isn't
After spending ...