Ramada West Memphis
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... We found out that he had a twin brother that was stillborn - you learn something new every day! At 1:00 pm we caught the Sun Studio's free shuttle service at the Heartbreak Hotel. The first stop was the Sun Studio where Elvis recorded his first song. Other careers that got their start here were Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, B.B. King, Carl Perkins and many more. Eventually Elvis was picked up by RCA Records and the rest is history. ...
... waffles for myself and a peanut butter, honey, and banana sandwich for Kelsey with a plate of fresh fruit to share. We took our time devouring the goods in between games of Bejewelled on Kelsey’s iPhone (a purchase that really shouldn’t have been made). Soon enough we were out the door and stepping up to the huge Egyptian themed gates to the Memphis Zoo (get it – Memphis was an ancient Egyptian city as well!).
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... winds! We sat outside (had to right one of the many river-front benches, all of which had blown over!) after dinner, but couldn't take the wind for much more than about a half hour. We're hoping that tomorrow's predicted thunderstorms blow right on by, as we're hoping to spend the next couple days exploring Memphis!
... Rocket 88", thought by many to be the first Rock in Roll record. It was at the Sun studios that Elvis paid $3 to record a gift vinyl for his mother, after which he was called back to burn his first five commercial records (each now a valuable piece of rock 'n roll memorabilia). Sam also discovered and helped promote Jerry Lee ...
... some food in town at the local ramada days.
I love Mexico. I really can't wait to go, but, all of the news about narco violence and killings is making me a bit nervous. Too late- the tickets are purchased. Anyway, Mexico is beautiful, Mexicans are beautiful.
My next few posts will be about planning the trip.
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