Hampton Inn Memphis-Walnut Grove/Baptist Hospital East
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... worth seeing. Elevator to top--drizzling--didn't stay very long; not really great river views.
--Schwab Dry Goods Store with their eclectic mix of merchandise--fun to browse. Charming turn-of-the-century soda fountain along the entire side wall. Nice to sit and ...
... dicey conditions, we were safely south of Winter Storm Cleon (Since when were winter storms named? I must have missed that announcement.)
After 100 miles on monotonous I-55, we detoured to Jackson and Cape Girardeau (both still in Missouri) for no other reason than to see different scenery. On the riverfront flood wall in the Cape, there was a dramatic Mississippi River Tales Mural, ...
... museum...which is made up of 5 exhibits and includes a tour of his private jet, "The Lisa Marie" and his favorite cars. One of the museum buildings was filled with all his gold records, and famous outfits that he wore at his concerts...including the "Eagle Suit"...one of my personal favorites. Just an amazing amount of accomplishments by one man and hard to believe he died so young. The amount of money he gave to charity was very admirable.
... have done the deed with the devil. It's on a busy piece of road, and again we flash passed it. So much for there being an opportunity to pause at the Mecca of blues heritage. A quick passing shot out the window of the car is all the pilgrimage we can make. Apparently, there is yet another crossroads somewhere, so I think lots of small towns lay claim to the deed. According ...
... the shuttle back into town and headed for the Peabody Hotel. The Peabody Hotel is a luxury hotel in downtown Memphis. The hotel is well known for the famous "Peabody Ducks" that live on the hotel rooftop, but which make daily treks to the hotel's lobby in a "March of Ducks" celebration. Every day at 11:00am, the 5 Peabody Ducks are escorted by the Duck-master from their penthouse home, on the Plantation Roof of the hotel, to the lobby via a lift. The ducks then ...
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