Travel Blogs from Cordova
... off! I felt the choir was powerful and you could feel it in our bones until it was announced that there was a special guest for the service and Ruby Wilson, the Queen of Beale Street, was here and was going to sing Amazing Grace. Her voice was so rich, powerful and simplely sensational. I can't even describe it! Bishop Green was also a sight to behold (and hear). He got so lost in his singing gospel that ther service ended up going for three hours!! I can safely say I feel ...
We woke up as late as we could today, and packed our bags leisurely as we were leaving Memphis, but the train to Chicago wasn't coming until 10pm and we wanted to postpone the time we'd have to wander round the city with our giant bags.
Eventually, we had to get out of the hotel, so we caught a cab to the train station to see if we could check our bags. The cab driver was hilarious - he was playing ...
... they were very responsive and played whatever that person wanted to hear.
I spent almost two hours watching the performance then spent more time just taking in the scene. Saturday night on Beale Street - this was definitely the place to be and be seen.
I got back to the hotel around 1am and got a good nights rest.
We're out of Memphis tomorrow and Little Rock awaits us as our Mid-America Family Vacation continues.
... as everyone says. Even in broad daylight. It was cool for the historical factor and worth it for the BBQ a few blocks away at Rendezvous, but it would take a tougher person than me to hang out there after dark. And I've been to Detroit. By myself. Twice.
All in all, a day in Memphis surrounded by the history of rock n roll (and the blues) is entirely worth the trip!
... Will have to put it on the list for another time. So we went across the street to the Rock and Soul Museum, and you know what? It was closed early for a private function. Two strikes.
Alison did get a couple of pictures of some billboards and I have included them here. By this point it was 5:30 and we decided to head over to Rendezvous restaurant for the best ribs in Memphis.
Surprisingly we did not have to wait more than about ...
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