Scottish Inn And Suite Memphis
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... who were made homeless when they closed the motel, and all the people still on the street, all the black community who are still not accepted. It was a fair argument and she was a lovely determined lady who has only missed a couple of days in those years for two reasons; jail for protesting and jury duty. She read us a passage from one of his speeches that he gave to a group of young adults roughly our age about no matter what we become and what we want to ...
I step out into a crisp, windy Memphis morning to walk Oscar around the Mud Island River Park across the street. True to form, he wastes no time splashing into the ice cold Mississippi River for a morning swim. The thick, dried out brush he pushes through on the water's edge turns out to be thistle so we spend the next half an hour back at the hotel untangling spiky burrs from his coat.
Breakfast is eggs and bacon with biscuits ...
... Of the two Sun was my fave, with a lively, expressive tour given by an energetic woman who clearly enjoyed her work and the subject matter. You go through the hallowed halls of the building with interesting, funny and interactive commentary and it culminates in The Studio. Oh man, where it all began, the first rock and roll records, the first rock and roll stars. Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis,
I went to a cool divey bar called Ernestine & Hazel's that serves ...
... get a coat' as they cruised past! Hell even the insults in Memphis are kinda friendly!
It is a fantastically welcoming city although we glimpsed a little of the undercurrent of tension on Saturday night as 70,000 rival college football fans invaded the city! After a great meal in The Flying Saucer (highly recommended if you're ever in town) we strolled down to Beale where we had to queue about 30 mins JUST to get on the street! And to reward us ...
... tips on where to go in Memphis. I've given up trying to refrain from practising my Southern accent in the presence of genuine Southern folk, I just jump right on in there and soak it all up, and guess what, they love it, they are warm lovely people and enjoy having a laugh.
Nick's special treat for us today is a trip to Wal-Mart, I can't tell you how excited we all were. Today was also grocery shopping day so as usual we were split into groups ...
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