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April 11: Day 6, 359695 to 360118 423 kms Thedford NE to Lincoln NE
Quite a long slog of a drive from Thedford on Hwy 2 and then onto I 80 for the last couple of hours today. There was quite a cross wind all day, which is a bit of a challenge when driving what is essentially a big bread box. Oh well, I need the exercise.
On arrival in Lincoln we headed to the University of Nebraska which has the Sheldon Fine Arts Gallery. ...
... had forked out the extra dollars and stayed at the Peabody. We had originally booked there, but after spending so much on all the accommodation along the way, opted for the Springhill Suites, as we were only sleeping there. The Peabody Hotel was Gorgeous and closer to Beale Street.
After watching the ducks, we spotted a Denny's for an early tea. We were the only people in there. We don't know ...
Early morning surprise surprise! It's GRACELAND TIME! I'm so excited I may just wet myself!! We got breakfast and brought it to the room, we got bagels for dinner and couple of bagels for tomorrow morning when we are travelling because we don't want to be buying anything in the airport! Plus we love a good picnic! Again it was like a ghost town, I know it's a Saturday but there isn't anyone walking the streets or cars anywhere, it was like labour day, we could look down ...
... went back to hotel for a nap. The room had not been serviced but the lady came later and apologized that they had had a mess up. She was really nice.
I set of for the Civil Rights museum but ended up at Sun Studios tour. It was fantastic. The presenter was young but jumpin out of her skin excited about the music and events she was describing. I saw the cross on the floor, which Bob Dylan kissed, where Elvis stood to record his ...
... Presley recorded "That's alright, Mama". Disc jockey Dewey Philips, who would smash records he didn't like, played this song 14 times in a row on his show. Aside from Elvis, almost every other significant rock and roll, rockabilly, blues and country star recorded at Sun. Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, BB King, Howling Wolf, Roy Orbison and Harmonica Frank passed through their doors.
The museum itself is not large, but that is ...