Fairfield Inn & Suites Memphis
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... have been luxurious back in its day, with gold-flecked bathroom sinks etc, but it looked so dark and dated now. I found it interesting that they made almost no mention of his drug use, except a single line at the end saying he died at 42 due to health complications from prescription drug abuse. There was also no photos, footage or mention of his massive weight gain or his health in the later years.
Next we drove to the Civil Rights ...
Neither Bev nor I are early birds. After all, we are retired and do not have to obey that damn rooster!! Barry is not an early bird when he doesn't have to be but since he works he amazes me each morning because when his alarm rings he sits up, scratches his head, and heads to his bathroom to get ready for work. No snooze alarm for Barry. The man has a gift!!
So anyway we got up at some ...
... the horses in the front paddock and there are cars zooming past its really strange. There is a racquet room out the back of the mansion that has now been filled with memorabilia from ceiling to floor and to just stand there and take it all in your get this feeling of awe... I reckon if someone had started crying then everyone would have cried it just had that presence that I can't describe. Then our VIP tickets allowed us to visit a special room ...
... the new FedEx basketball arena and the baseball stadium Autozone Park. We then headed to the Peabody Hotel to watch the ducks walk the red carpet, pretty impressive. We then wandered around the mezzanine floor to check out all the memorabilia from old, famous people who have stayed or visited. This week is the Elvis impersonators competition so we saw a few Elvis's walking around and there was a collectible fair at the Peabody. We ...
... and cheap because it is empty - completely empty! We have air mattresses. Once settled and showered we venture onto the streets of Memphis - where is everyone! We walk for the good part of an hour to make it to Sun Studios - the original recording studio boasting greats such as Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and Carl Perkins. The walk is somewhat deserted and random, and the studio is in the middle of nowhere. But the tour is good fun and we learn a lot - I ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center