Travel Blogs from Memphis
... we were still early. We found yet another cafe and ordered some Sprite to drink and used their WC. This claimed to be the oldest cafe in Reyjavik. Soon the shops opened up and we enjoyed strolling down the cobble stone streets and talking to the shop keepers. In the afternoon we decided to pick up our bags from the bus station and we made our way to the Adams Hotel. "Hotel" is used loosely and in a strictly European way. We had two twin beds where ...
... the suburbs where many of its artists were born and lived. This neighbourhood gave the world Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Rufus and Carla Thomas and countless others. Booker T and MG's not only were recording artists but were heavily involved in the production and promotion of the records. The iconic Otis Redding song, one of my favourites, "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay" was written by Steve Cropper of Booker T and the MG's about Otis and finally mixed by Cropper after ...
... music.. it turned into "the place to be" for black and white people looking for good music in the late 60's.
Today it is an eclectic mix of Bars, stores and eateries with lots of live music. It is Sunday night so it is pretty quiet but we still manage to find an outdoor bar which has great live music.. in fact they have 3 bands in the 2 hours we are around.
**How GOOD is Memphis, they let ...
... September near Frayser, TN, United States
An aerial view of Graceland with all the out buildings - the semi circle garden off the pool is where Elvis, ...
Hat tip to Mojo Nixon for the blog title.
3 1/2 hours at Graceland and we are pretty much Elvis-ed out. It was everyone's first visit, except for Scott who had been once before.
His taste in home furnishings can be questioned but it's impossible to look at the rows of gold records, awards, fan mail, and flowers (which he still gets today!) and not be a bit awestruck.
There is lots of stuff to see: the Jungle Room, the 15 ...
Other places to stay in Memphis
4046 Lamar Ave., Memphis | Innfrom $51