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... adventure. Now that I knew this museum was here, I had to check it out. I drove downtown and found a park. The website promised a unique collection of artefacts collected by Ambrose for the museum, and the entrance promised a lot with original concrete bollards from Utah beach, Hitlers Atlantic wall, including pot marks from bullets. I headed in, get my military discount and pay for both the beyond boundaries film, and a hands on submarine experience as well. ...
... but allow lots of time, few extra kilo room and your blues shoes. On board the Amtrak train - it is really spacious - heaps more than an aeroplane - we even have power so can plug all our gadgets in and the heat pad! Only downfall is no internet - so will publish this tomorrow when we do have it. We had tea in the dining car - which was average but filled us up. Looks like getting to Nashville may be a problem, so we are going to spend the extra time in Memphis and ...
... and it was a little warmer. I walked along the Mississippi waterfront eastwards towards the French Market which operates only at weekends. This is an assembly of semi-permanent shops, bars and restaurants plus scores of temporary stalls selling ethnic and natural foods, handicrafts, jewelery, and clothes. At the Gazebo Restaurant I ordered a bowl of “gumbo” plus garlic bread and coffee. Gumbo is a thick soupy ...
... picture of a cat. When we were leaving I put some money in his tip thing because you could tell he was on hard times and he was made up and gave me a domino with a picture of a cat that he had drawn and signed it. Nice fella, when we took the picture he joked that he didnt have his teeth in. Hope it goes well for him and his supernatural skulls.
As we were about to begin our drive to Clarkesdale we passed the Jim Henson Museum, Jim Henson was the creater of the Muppets ...
... the dining rooms. It was really interesting to learn the history of the place and we were glad we toured with our waiter as we wouldn't have realized the significance of half the rooms if we'd just walked through alone. We also probably would not have found our way upstairs.
Still full, we headed to the Pharmacy museum. There were lots of interesting things to look at there and it also gave me an idea for our next stop. I obviously needed something to settle ...
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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