Holiday Inn Express Olive Branch
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... Why Lafayette apart from it being the Diner Cooks name in True Blood. America has a habit of naming towns in different states the same. There are numerous Charlstons, Jacksons, Lebanon's and Bethlehem's and an equal number of Lafayette's. This is apparently the original one and the centre of Creole and Cajan culture, so we will go look see. Hopefully the roads are better than here. Until ...
... and checked the tires. We pulled out of the station at 2:00. Skies are overcast looking like rain - of course! Roads in Tennessee are intermittently good and horrible, a lot of bouncing around at times. At least we're not squeaking right now.
About 100 miles from Memphis it began to rain and rained the rest of the way and it seemed to take forever. I learned something else today. If we plan to stop and tour anything on the way ...
... and even their clothes I mean some people, what are they thinking!! We we changed and headed for the civil rights museum, it was only 10-15 minute walk which isn't too bad for us! The place was like a ghost town though, it's a Friday morning at 9am so rush hour and kids are going to school.. Where is everybody! Nobody working on the building sites either in some places. It's a little eery, I'm not sure I like it. Even though downtown memphis is ...
... pool room and tv room were very extravagant consisting of shag pile walls totally gross and must of been a bugger to Hoover. After a tour of the mansion we made our way through the grounds through the office, past the stables and down to the meditation garden to visit the graves of the king, his parents, his grandmother and his twin. It was actually really sad, I knew he was a huge icon but after visiting Memphis you realised just what a huge impact he had on people's life's but ...
... of the ´council´as part of a month long festival that is held in Memphis every May. Armed with beers and nibbles, we claimed a spot on the grass and enjoyed our last night in Memphis.
Memphis was one of the main places that I wanted to see in the States and although we had a great time we left with mixed feelings. Memphis is undoubtedly one of the great music cities of America and it has had its fair share ...