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... Well after 5pm the city of Tupelo, birthplace of Elvis Presley appeared in our bug splattered windscreen. The priority was to get to Tombigbee State Park outside of town about 10 miles. Tombigbee was a paradise of lakes and trees and if paradise could sport an RV park, by golly, it had one of those too. The spot we secured was so agreeably rustic, so teeming with natural beauty that on a whim we decided to stay an extra day. The "spare" day we did little except ...
... other things, went to an open air blues concert and of course sampled the towns finest refressing beverages in all the bars (there was only 3 or 4)!!
We ended the evening with a ride home in the courtessy limo from Club Zero which was an imaculate 1978 Cadillac!!
Next on the list Memphis, home of the King and Rock n Roll!!
... his lounge room for the evening. Great music so very enjoyable.
Clarksdale gives us another surprise at breakfast in a cafe called Yazhoo Pass where we get a breakfast which includes great fresh berries, yoghurt and espresso coffee (passable) all with smiling, helpful, and friendly service, as per usual US. So we changed our mind somewhat about this town from our initial impressions.
The very helpful owner of the Cat Head ...
... Visibility was not great but the volume of traffic was low so progress was ok.
Crossed the " Big Black " and "Yazoo" rivers which were very swollen and had flood warnings on them.
The road from Jackson to Memphis saw some of the biggest Civil Rights campaigns in the 60's when the Freedom Campaign was at its peak. Several Civil Rights groups targeted Mississippi in 1965 for a summer campaign to educate black Americans and register them for voting. At this time less ...
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 ...
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