Courtyard By Marriott Memphis Southaven
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Off we go again, to Memphis, Elvis's home town. Relaxed at the hotel for awhile, I sorted out luggage in my now .... two suitcases. It is Elvis Week, in honor of the anniversary of his death .... 16 August 1977. Took a trip into Downtown, for a walk along the Mississippi Riverfront and then to the famous Beale street. The street had been closed off at both entrances, only motor bikes and pedestrian's where allowed to enter. Motor ...
... down before dinner. We research and find and interesting spot called 'Pig on Beale' it's on Beale Street (only 2 roads down from us). The pig outside is somewhat intimidating but we bravely go in and see the paper plates - "embrace it " we say. The food was great, ribs and pulled pork rolls, loads of fries and beer. We take a piece of pecan pie to go and drag our large bellies back onto the now lively strip. It's a Monday night but Memphis is suddenly quite ...
... like to think the other Elvis still keeps an eye on things happening there but I think he might want to have a word about the men’s showers – cold water only!!
So after a quick sandwich in the motorhome we got London strapped into her baby carrier and walked across the car park to Graceland. We were slightly disappointed that there was no free entry or upgrade for our real Elvis but that was the only disappointment ...
The Germantown Commissary in East Memphis started life as a general store over 100-years ago. Today, the smell of smoky pork and sticky sweet ribs is ingrained in its wooden walls and rafters. We read about this place on Tripadvisor and came to try good old-fashioned Memphis barbeque. Thoroughly sick after demolishing pulled pork sandwiches smothered in hickory sauce along with their cream-covered banana pudding, we stopped for a spot ...
... then are marched back the same way. It has been happening since the 1930's after a resident bought some ducks back to the hotel as a practical joke. There is always a crowd and today we had the added bonus of a children's choir singing Christmas Carols.
Lunch was at Gus's Restaurant where southern fried chicken is the speciality and it was delicious with a nice cold beer. ...
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