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Originally I was not going to blog tonight since I figured nothing would really happen today, but......
We departed rainy Sikeston this morning about 10. It had started to rain about 6 and was just sort of sprinkling when I got up. By the time we got close to "breaking camp" it was sprinkling harder, but by the time we were ready to pull out, it was pretty much stopped. So down the road we cruised. Bob had decided he wanted to top off the ...
... 60's, including the house band Booker T and the MG's. Also Aretha Franklin, Sam and Dave, Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding, The Staple Singers, The Mar-Keys, The Bar-Kays, Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas, and many many more. Booker T and Aretha lived right around the corner in the same neighborhood. Time for lunch and we went over to Gus's Fried Chicken. World famous and delicious. Tomorrow, headed south on Blues Highway 61 to Clarksdale and ...
Drove to Memphis to see Elvis's house. Driving to it, I recognized it immediately. The tour was great. The house is much smaller than you would expect. The property and grounds are beautiful.
We then went over to Beale St. And ate lunch at B.B. Kings. May go back tomorrow night for the live music.
We then drove around downtown. In 30 minutes we drove in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas.
When we got back we checked out another casino, Sam's Town. Just like ...
... to the 1700's. Giant oak trees with Spanish moss. There was a section where Confederate soldiers were buried.
We continued the back highways to Tupelo, Ms. birthplace of Elvis. Beautiful area. Checked out his home and church. Took a pic of the statue, Elvis at 13 and the family car that they drove to Memphis where he became the King.
About 7 p.m. We arrived at the Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Ms. Three nights here. Heading to Memphis tomorrow which is about 25 minutes ...
... to sign. There was also a brochure some guy is putting together, we had out photos with the O' timers and he gave us the address of the guy who is publishing the book. nice little touch.
Onwards and then we hit a very muddy stretch. "be careful" we said to each other. few minutes later mark is down and heading for the ditch!! now that was funny. just reached ...