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Travel Blogs from Millington
... its intersection with the complicated story of race relations in the 50s, 60s and 70s. It really emphasizes how important Memphis is to music. Between Stax and Sun, it's amazing how many artists recorded in Memphis from those I mentioned to Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and the like.
We stopped by, somewhat briefly, the Peabody Hotel which is downtown Memphis for the daily marching of the ducks. For those of you who haven't heard of ...
... I guess it is very long, though, but I think we should try to get to it. Unfortunately (not alas!), it is packed into one of our moving cubes which is sitting in Brockton, MA at the moment.
Anyway, the entire little downtown area of Hannibal was nice as well. Many original buildings still stand. Java Jive claimed to be the oldest coffee house west of the Mississippi which is a great claim-to-fame. Their coffee was tasty as well. Like much of Missouri that ...
... away and the walls are shabby, but apparently it has great acoustics, and so
this is alright. The highlight of the tour was posing for pictures with the
actual microphone that Elvis and Cash used..there was an actual queue to get to
it, and the poor thing is battered to hell....you have to hold the top bit on
otherwise it flops off!
After thanking Rae and cursing the decibels she could achieve, we headed out
from Sun Studios and ...
... since we arrived Stateside in early June - but this sun refers to 'Sun Studio', where Elvis was first recorded.
We walked Beale Street, said to be the home of Rock and Roll, a bit tacky [even worse than Blackpool!] but had to be done. Found a great drink in one of the bars - a Blue Velvet. Half pint cider topped with half-pint stout and capped with a shot of port [Gillian - you'd love it!!] .... yum. Think this may become a favourite.
... accommodate both and quickly set up so we could eat a quick sandwich before going back to the visitor center to register. Staff was very friendly and while we were there, we registered for two Ranger-led pontoon boat excursions.
We left the center and headed to the Meeman-Shelby General Store located just outside the campground. All the reviews said to be sure and visit and “don’t forget to pet the rooster.” ...