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... did 2 of the iconic motor bike rides. The first one the "Tail of the Dragon" has 318 curves in 11 miles have a look at it on utube (by motorbike of course). The 2nd ride, and to our mind the better ride was the Cherohala Skyway.
Day 7: Memphis Tennessee
Home to Elvis and Gracelands. What a Place. We arrived on Saturday after a very long day in 30 odd Degree temps, showered then took a stroll down the famous Beale ...
... have stayed. They are famous for the 'Peabody Ducks' - story is that a long time ago, two drunk men that owned the hotel brought 5 ducks back and put them in the fountain... They have stayed ever since. The ducks march in the the hotel lobby at 11am and hang around the centre fountain until 5pm where they march back out. The show pulls a fair crowd and I was happy I got to see it. We also had a delicious high tea at the Peabody hotel while ...
... Pearl Harbor. Elvis did a concert that raised $65,000 which he donated to the USS Arizona foundation. Elvis is said to have been very generous and has given away a great deal of money to individuals and charities throughout his life.
Today, the area surrounding Graceland is not quite as desirable as it once was. I think the official term is ‘economically depressed.’ Currently, there are plans to revitalize the surrounding area and we ...
... faucet and sink!!
While in our saturated Elvis state we decided trying Elvis' favourite fried peanut butter and banana sandwich was in order and it was delicious, as were the chilli fries we shared...I think I mentioned in yesterdays post that Memphis was the beginning of the end of containing our waistlines.
As we had such little time in Memphis we also visited Sun Studio today which was incredible but for me Graceland overshadowed my Sun Studio experience ...
... in Memphis was, but it was dead.
We headed off to the Fed Ex Forum after dinner, as we had pre-booked NBA tickets to watch the Memphis Grizzlies play the New Orleans Pelicans. Memphis is suppose to be the best crowd in the league, however the place was mainly empty. After a long couple of hours, we wandered home alone Beale Street (which was also dead) and back to the hotel.