Hampton Inn Memphis-Poplar
Travel Blogs from Memphis
We arrived in Memphis around 1pm, and stopped for a picnic lunch on the riverfront. After lunch we went to the National Civil Rights Museum. This is the location where Dr Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968, at the Lorraine Hotel, from the boarding house across the street. The museum not only described what happened on that day, but it also …
The trip from Little Rock to Graceland took about 2 hours. A few days ago on one of the windy days we were hit on the freeway by a complete branch. Today a tire blew on the trailer of a vehicle in front of us and the rubber was flying. Memphis is a very pretty town on the Mississippi. We walked around the main part of town including Beale Street …
... s when the general manager brought ducks to the hotel after a few too many whiskey's. The ducks live in the fountain in the lobby and every day make the march with their 'duck master' to and from their penthouse suite via the elevator. Hilarious. That night was the beginning of the baseball final so we found a sports bar to watch Boston Red Sox vs St. Louis cardinals. Cardinals beat the Red Sox by a ...
... I had the experience of standing on the spot where someone died and feeling in awe of what other people gave up for the rest of humanity - yesterday it was the balcony of the Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King was shot, 20 years ago it was Austwich. In the National Civil Rights Muesuem, Memphis can be rightly proud of bringing to life the struggle of minorities and the suffering they experienced whilst questioning the truth behind who shot Martin Luther ...
... Tennessee." I just couldn't get that Paul Simon song out of my head. After the big day and night yesterday we had a leisurely start and walked the 5 min walk to Graceland at about 9:30am. It was Sunday so it was pretty quiet, I'm guessing because everyone was still in Church.
Graceland was very commercial with 8 separate museums/exhibits as well as his Graceland house itself. Every exhibit had its own shop and you could just about buy anything Elvis. We ...
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