Country Hearth Inn Forrest City
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We arrived at the campground about 1:30, got checked in and set up. Since it was still early in the day and HOT!, we decided to unhook the car and go somewhere. Well can you guess where I voted to go? How could we be this close to Memphis (50 miles) and not go to GRACELAND? So off we went. Since we had to cross the Mississippi, Bob eventually pulled over so I could drive. We arrived at Graceland, parked and started walking around. I ...
... take pics with the actual microphone the Million Dollar Quartet actuall used. We then went over to the Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr. was slain on his balcony. His car is still parked out front and you can see the boarding house across the street where James Earl Ray shot him from We did not have time to go into the museum. We then headed over to the Stax Recording studio. Soulsville USA. Stax had a huge list of artists ...
Drove to Memphis to see Elvis's house. Driving to it, I recognized it immediately. The tour was great. The house is much smaller than you would expect. The property and grounds are beautiful.
We then went over to Beale St. And ate lunch at B.B. Kings. May go back tomorrow night for the live music.
We then drove around downtown. In 30 minutes we drove in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas.
When we got back we checked out another casino, Sam's Town. Just like ...
... to the 1700's. Giant oak trees with Spanish moss. There was a section where Confederate soldiers were buried.
We continued the back highways to Tupelo, Ms. birthplace of Elvis. Beautiful area. Checked out his home and church. Took a pic of the statue, Elvis at 13 and the family car that they drove to Memphis where he became the King.
About 7 p.m. We arrived at the Horseshoe Casino in Tunica, Ms. Three nights here. Heading to Memphis tomorrow which is about 25 minutes ...
... to sign. There was also a brochure some guy is putting together, we had out photos with the O' timers and he gave us the address of the guy who is publishing the book. nice little touch.
Onwards and then we hit a very muddy stretch. "be careful" we said to each other. few minutes later mark is down and heading for the ditch!! now that was funny. just reached ...