Wingate by Wyndham Cordova / Memphis
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... to the real Elvis Town ... Graceland. A couple of things really strike you here. The first is that it's quite modest, sure it would have been pretty fancy and extravagant for it's time but it's no where near the size of the mansions that the modern day stars and celebrities seem to have. The second is that everything is for sale. Given the fairly modest home I have to wonder if he would have wanted something as commercial as what his home has turned in to. Perhaps ...
... back down the highway and made it into Memphis at 10.30am.
Our first port of call was Bass Pro; a fishing, hunting and boating shop. AJ wandered the fishing aisles and stocked up on lures, plastics and hooks. He said they were 1/3 of the price at home! We then wandered into the hunting section and looked at some rifles, crossbows and camouflage gear. I stopped short of buying a camouflage baseball hat with leaves...but did get a camouflage stubby cooler with neck ...
... most of the day and force myself outta bed at 8am. After some running I make it to Sun Studio’s just in time for the first tour at 10.30am. This place, which I’ve never even heard of before, is Amazing. This is the studio where the rock n roll greats of old all got their break including Jerry Lee Hooker, Roy Orbison, BB King and of course the King himself, Elvis Presley. Sun Studios was started up by Sam Phillips who wanted to record the ...
... but had also decided to stay for Memphis music festival, so we sent some begging couch surf messages. Fortunately we got hosted by a really nice normal couple, who cooked for us, looked after us. Margaret and her husband Yerka, a very proud Czech guy exiled in the US took us down to the festival where we saw Macy Gray, Ludicris and Ke$ha ate corn dogs.
Festivals being festivals and us not having a phone I managed to lose ...
... and the cutlery was plastic!!
It’s a great location and hotel for die hard Elvis fans and if there reason for visiting Memphis is Elvis and visiting Graceland then its fine as its clean and tidy.
However, if people are visiting Memphis in general then then position of the hotel is not ideal as Graceland is some 9 miles from Downtown. The Peabody or Westin would be much better suited to our ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking
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