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... give up her seat, a burning bus from the Freedom Riders days, a copious amount of television footage of the events, the motel room, and in another building you are in the rooming house where you can look across to where he was shot. You can't be in the bathroom he used but you can lookout the windows next to where Ray shot King. It never ceases to amaze me how people can attack and hurt people. We are all humans, why the fear and cowardice? It happens all the ...
... outlived not only him but both his parents as well. We did not have time to look through his private plane but heard comments of gold plated bar and seat belts when people came back. The amount of money he was making and would still be making is hard to fathom. On the way home we went past the Lorraine motel where Martin Luther King was shot and looked at his memorial. There was a lady there in protest who has been there 26 years and counting. She lived in ...
... friends Steve and Karen Giles from Cleveland. Made us realise it really is a small world!
They came over to join us when they heard us talking and recognised the Aussie accent coming from our way.
Hours of chatting, males drinking heaps, cranky old neighbour banging on his RV wall for us to shut up as it was after quiet time in the RV Park. I felt like I had known Terry forever, we had such a great long ...
... both the assassin and the victim's perspectives. There is also all of the evidence including the gun that help seal James Earl Ray's fate. There were a number of people outside by the motel crying. They must have been cutting onions before coming out I reckon. Following on from my morning at the museum I jumped on the trolley and did a circuit around downtown. The trollies are cool 'old school' trams and only cost a ...
... been an accident, and nothing was damaged
(except my feelings, sob!)...what a cow. Haha.
After having a little nap in the room to recover from my ordeal (and all the
walking) Laura and I decided we were hungry and so ventured back out of the
hotel - the witch was gone, thankfully - and mindful of our dwindling budget, we
went to Denny's! Laura ordered a ridiculous burger which involved bacon, eggs
and hash browns, but it did the job ...