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... there, though. We may give it a shot before we leave Memphis.
We are now sitting in a church parking lot while I finish writing this and edit a few pictures. We are only a few miles from the park but we have a good signal for our jetpack so I can post this. We will head back when we are done.
One more thing, the state park we are staying at is in Shelby County. So a shout out to our grandniece, Shelby.
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Leaving Nashville we drove through rural Tennessee till we got to Memphis, home of the blues. Our first stop was Graceland. We had lunch first at one of the diners then went on a 3hr tour (at least) of Graceland, going through the mansion, the property, the memorabilia, the gold records, the costumes, all the history you could think of right up to his final resting place, and then some. It was fascinating and I would recommend it to anyone, especially music ...
... Would recommend that nobody ever misses visiting Graceland if they go to Memphis.
In the afternoon we had a beer at Boogie St Bar at famous Beale St. We walked up and down the street soaking up the atmosphere. We then went to PIG Pork with Attitude Diner and had Southern Ribs and salad.
We had such a wonderful day at Graceland and Beale St. Both very memorable.
... like thunder and lightning and pouring rain. We went to the car and started to head back to the campground when the rain kinda stopped. We parked again and ended up walking down Beale Street. I think it was at Jerry Lee Lewis' place, there was an Elvis impersonator singing. We went in and watched him sing. We got to see the two songs we've had stuck in our heads from listening to my CD in the car, "In the Ghetto" and "Poke Salad Annie". ...
... some lunch - which was a lovely southern meal and headed for the basketball. Our really expensive (not) - $15 tickets for the Memphis Grizzlies vs Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA basketball game for those not into basketball). We were in the nose bleed section, but it was an awesome spectacle. Spectacle is right - as the players and the game are a bit of a sundry thing. The Americans really like to make a show out of everything and this ...