Hampton Inn & Suites Millington
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... I stayed to explore Beale street. Kim, Katie, PJ and I walked around for a bit. We saw this huge man in overalls playing the harmonica. He was a massive truck of a man, and he was just grooving all over the place. We met up with Charlie, our host, at 10:30pm to shuttle us back to the house. Gina, the B&B alum whose parent's house we're staying with, shuttled some folks back too. I was about to head to sleep until ...
... 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, ...
... a path leads to the swimming pool area of the home and behind the swimming pool is an eternal flame and the final resting place of Elvis, his parents, and his grandmother. There is a stone for his twin brother (Jessie) but Jessie's grave is in Tupelo Mississippi where he grew up. I never knew he was a twin. I think his twin died during childbirth but I will have to research that. The grave is a very emotional place, not only because ...
... the town to help keep the culture of Jook (Juke) Joints alive. A juke joint is where locals would go to listen and play blues and they were always casual and never on ceremony. The juke box came from the Jook joint.
Despite the exterior of our accommodation, the room we have for ...
... so much about Elvis and other musicians from the same time period.
We spent our last day in Memphis just wandering around, and soaking in the atmosphere. In the evening we visited a famous rib house for dinner. Well, Olly had dinner. I had a cheese sandwich! I knew we’d have a great time in Memphis and it has been a great introduction to Tennessee. Our next stop is Nashville, with a short detour to Chattanooga.
More Tennessee adventures to follow!