Travel Blogs from Cleveland
... once described as having "...a wheel in the ditch and a wheel on the track." We were just passing thru en route to Tupelo Mississippi. At Franklin we stopped in at a Starbucks, had a decent coffee (a rare thing in America), did a little grocery shopping, drove on. The countryside was lush and green. Soon the rolling hills gave way to a flatter terrain of sprawling crops. It began raining heavily the very instant we crossed into Alabama. We stopped in at a supermarket car ...
... from the outset seemed to be an absolute ghost town, however for some reason both me and Louisa absolutely loved it!
We only had one day in Clarksdale but crammed quite a lot in, we went into Morgon Freemanīs club for lunch and dinner to watch a live band, went to the Delta Blues museum which told the story of how blues music was ...
... Zero Blues Club (more later). As we walk about downtown we see some shops that have been refurbished, there is a new, quite trendy bar and restaurant, serving (from the menu) almost healthy fresh sounding food. Miss Del's general store has a real mixture of things to buy, you can buy feed, seed, plants, toys, home goods as well as a range of gourmet food. The guy in front of me in the store bought a dollars worth of bean and corn ...
... make way for me, and the bulls kept their watchful distance. One foal seemed quite confused by my little blue blob of a car, but eventually worked his way around and back to his kin. The night was supposed to end in Greenville, but by streetlight and headlights I had a very hard time differentiating the safe but terribly impoverished parts of town from the dangerous ones and ended up continuing on to a generic, clean motel in Cleveland, ...
... workers that often had their own stores and even their own currency. This planter class represented an almost unheard of extreme of wealth and power in American history--a class who built islands of white, ostentatious wealth in a sea of black poverty.
But that system is in the past, and the planter class is gone or invisible in the Delta, replaced by the big corporate farms. Is that much better? The planters were terrible, ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed