Days Inn Hernando
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... I had to curtail how many pictures to take now. Our next and final museum was about Sincerely Elvis. This was displays of all of his various jumpsuit costumes from his second career, live from Hawaii, Vegas, etc. After we were done (4 hours later) we headed for the exit. It was only about 2:30, but it had been an exhausting day, so we returned to the B&B. The weather had been good to us this day, nice and clear, hot (90s). We ...
... we were lucky too because we went late and there was ************e there.
So we didn't have to back to the hotel too early we then headed downtown to famous Beale Street - full of bars and blues music. They block the street off so it is a big pedestrian mall - heaps of people and a really great atmosphere.
Left there when the rain and thunder started - drove back to our tragic hotel - locked ourselves in our room and finally went to ...
... in the audience, who it turns out is from Brazil. Having heard Max get up and play, she asks if she could sing with The Sonny Mac band......she has one of the best live voices I've ever heard. So the crowd go wild, as the phrase goes, and everyone is very happy with the Southern Hemisphere players.
Mud Island is an example of the contrasts in wealth in Memphis. These are ...
... br> The rest of the exhibits were all , ok as well. Each one ended up in another gift shop trying to fleece money out of tourists, but then thats how Elvis is still the highest paid dead guy around.
We ouldnt get into the Gibson factory as all tours were booked until 12 tomorrow. We have to be on the road to Nashville by 10. Grand Ole Opry tomorrow night at 6:30. Also a visit to Shiloh, one of the battles of the civil war.
... say I'm now familiar with his back catalogue is an understatement.
So although Elvis was born in Mississippi, it wasn't until he came to Memphis and making music that he really made it big. In the south Elvis really is the king and he is EVERYWHERE (posters, paintings, statues, tshirts, magnets) We went past Sun records, where he (and many notable musicians) made his first record and also past ...
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