Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Millington-Memphis Area
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... was when Elvis was alive, downstairs anyway.
Besides the house, there are archives to visit, and a number of exhibits and award displays to visit. You learn a lot about how generous and charismatic the guy was. I wouldn't particularly class myself as an Elvis fan, but it was quite a fun day :)
Ooh edited to add -because we've just been talking about it-:
A guy from our tour bus ...
... were in Mississippi. This was the state that we were going to pass through and not actually stop in. So, to rectify matters, we decided to stop and grab lunch en route. We didn't have time to visit any of the towns on the way through as the eventual destination was 6 and a half hours away from our beginning and we needed to be in Memphis before Sun Studios closed. So, service station food it was yet again. It was here that we had our first real experience of ...
... pertaining to Dr. King,s killer,s car, and other things relating to him.The most moving part for me was the outside of the Lorraine Motel with the two cars out front. Seeing the pictures in magazines and photos was not the same as being there in person. I stood there for a long time just soaking it in. The sign of the name of the hotel and the room number 306 was embedded in my mind permanently. This trip brought to life for ...
... All of a sudden our windows started fogging up; pulled off for gas and could hardly see out window--no wonder, it was really cold. Drove in rain and heavy winds for about 40 minutes before getting to Memphis. Expressway ends at Tennessee; then lots of stop lights; not a great road. Took 240 west; 55 south. Yea, the rain stopped upon arriving at the campground.
Today was a busy day. We started off with Graceland, then went to the Civil Rights Museum and finished up with a paddle boat tour.
Graceland was a lot better than we thought it would be. It was a tourist circus as expected but the cheesy gift shops, restaurants and staging area are all across the street from Graceland. The Graceland site itself was very peaceful. It has been kept pretty much as ...