Holiday Inn Univ of Memphis
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Travel Blogs from Memphis
... awarded the honor of first idiotic comment of the the trip when I got all excited that I'd seen walnut whips on the trolley the air hostesses were bringing with afternoon tea which actually turned out to be the weeniest packet of mini pretzels you've ever seen - apparently the look on my face was akin to a child being told Santa is really his dad! My only defence was that I'd just woken up and was low on sugar!
After 9 hours ...
... there through this time.
We got a great table at BB King's nightclub and sat outside watching all the comings and goings. As it was a Wednesday night, it was Bike Night so bikers arrived all through the night. Each bar had live music and it was a hive of activity. We headed to the hotel and the other three partied long and hard.
We have a tour booked for tomorrow throughout Memphis and a bike free day.
... Studios tour which I loved, I mean it was the birthplace of rock n roll after all. They say "If music was a religion then Memphis would be Jerusalem and Sun Studios would be its most holy shrine." Yep that sums it up for me. It was the first studio ever to record Elvis and many other artists including Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Howlin' Wolf, BB King and Johnny Cash recorded there as well. U2 even recorded some of their Rattle & Hum album there ...
We had a long drive from Dallas to Memphis so had a couple of stops along the way. First stop was in Texacana which is a city on the Texas and Arkansas border, we stopped here for photos in 2 states then continued driving. Next stop was in Little Rock which was a hot spot during the Civil Rights Movement and is the former home of Bill Clinton when he was Governor of Arkansas. We went inside the Capitol building which looked exactly like the one in Washington DC only smaller. We ...
... that is how they can say that there is 100 year old oil in that pan. First, they smack the burger on a marble table and then scrape it up and sink it into the oil. I had to have a small one just to taste it. In the end, it was a fried hamburger. In fact I would say it tasted exactly like a McDonald's burger but at least I can say I had one. I walked up and down the street listening to several bands ...
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