Courtyard By Marriott Memphis Southaven
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... famous Beale Street. This is supposedly where Blues and rock & roll music originates. Elvis himself grew up in these bars. We went to BB Kings Blues Club, had dinner and watched 2 great Blues/Soul/Country bands play. They were so great, Michael even bought a CD. We then walked down the 2 block pedestrian street, which was buzzing by this time. Memphis was a really fun place, with not only great nightlife, but really interesting historical sights ...
... Museum at the Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr. was killed. The main part was under construction but there was still a lot to see. It was impossible not to be impacted by the history that happened in that exact spot. I didn't go up to the balcony where he was killed, it felt a little strange going up there and standing on that spot. The whole thing was very moving. I needed ...
Before we completely abandon the Mississippi River, we have stopped here in the land of Elvis...literally....Graceland is just across the street from where we are staying at Graceland RV Park. We have stayed here before and while it was not our first choice, it is not flooded as is our preferred park down by the river....it's not so bad....there is security for the RV park and Heartbreak ...
... were not watching him. Fortunately did not happen. Went to Beale street for BBQ. Was fun. Have to get an oil change since we have now logged 3000 miles. Not an easy task. Too big for jiffy lube, but not a semi either. Have an appointment at camper world in Nashville. Te weather is cold, windy with a freeze expected tonight. We are on drip alert. Tomorrow we are off to Nashville for three days. ...
... anyway. I had no idea there was so many conspiracy theories about who was behind the killing even though someone was found guilty and imprisoned. The murder was still being investigated as recently as 2000. The museum tells the story of the whole movement from when the slaves were freed by Lincoln, through a time of segregation for white and "coloured" people, to Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white person leading to the montgomery bus boycotts of 1955 and 6, ...
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