Motel 6 Memphis - Graceland
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We left the "Hospitality House" hotel about 8am and headed for Alabama, looking for Sam's geocaches.
We didn't find them all, but we did find a few of them. What we did find a lot of was squashed armadillos. These creatures seem pretty dim, but they are cool enough when in one living piece.
When we got back to Memphis, the fun began. /Looking for the entrance to the airport, we ...
... have been luxurious back in its day, with gold-flecked bathroom sinks etc, but it looked so dark and dated now. I found it interesting that they made almost no mention of his drug use, except a single line at the end saying he died at 42 due to health complications from prescription drug abuse. There was also no photos, footage or mention of his massive weight gain or his health in the later years.
Next we drove to the Civil Rights ...
Staying at the Springhill Suites which is a Marriot hotel we hit the free Breakfast which is included in the room rate. i mean if you are a person who expects a full buffet breakfast, well you will be thouroighly disspointed. Our hotel is about a 15 minute drive from downtown Memphis so with Breakfast under our belts we head into Memphis to check it out a little. Today is Veterans Day and the sun s shining and the weather ...
... super seedy part of town, and we like animals more than we like Elvis. With that dilemma solved we both showered, gave up on the free breakfast of naked pancakes or watery oats, and set off down Cooper Street towards the zoo (and hopefully a coffee shop for some breakfast).
Before long we came to Otherworld Coffee & Exotic Gifts (I’m not sure any of the gifts were actually exotic, just weird) and ordered a couple of mocha frappuccinos ...
... Things to see and do in Memphis:
1) Sun Records: In the history of rock 'n roll music, there's few places more revered than little Sun Studios. It was here that visionary producer, Sam Phillips, discovered and recorded some of the finest Rock n Roll, country, and blues talent ever. In 1952 the Sun label released Jackie ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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