BEST WESTERN Galleria Inn & Suites
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... had been to today and how much more we had learnt about our idols and that era that we ended the day feeling quite starstruck and lost for words.
From Sun Studio we got an Uber to take us to the famous Stax Records and the Lorraine Hotel (where Martin Luther King, Jnr was assassinated). Stax was closed when we got there unfortunately as was the Civil Rights museum at the Lorraine Motel but our Uber driver had lived in Memphis most of his life and explained how bad ...
... hits the ball and scores a run, it’s a great atmosphere. At intervals, the cheerleaders would come out and throw things to the crowd, while the mascots danced. We caught a foam baseball thrown our way between the 4th and 5th innings. The big screen zoomed in on the spectators dancing, smiling and waving and it was fabulous to experience great American tradition.
On leaving the stadium (our team won!), we headed back to ...
... which shuttled visitors to the main house. We were all given a head set with pre-recorded messages to give you an individual explanation of the different rooms and artifacts of The Kings life when he lived there.
He was a very generous man also giving readily to anyone who asked him for a helping hand, so it's no surprise that he was awarded "Young man of the year". Not sure ...
Leila: As we departed from the Drury Plaza Hotel we headed onto Memphis, TN. We arrived at the National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel where Dr. King was assassinated. We were ushered quickly inside to begin our tour. It started with a film on the beginning of slavery until Dr. King<s assassination. We were then on our own to tour. There were sculptures of slaves as they must have been squeezed on the ship with their ...
Memphis was fun today and we enjoyed learning about the birth of Rock n Roll. Starting at Sun Studios, we took a 45 minute tour and saw where Elvis Presley made his first record, along with lot of other recording artists. The sound studio is very small and still being used today by famous singers. Check out the photo of Ron singing into the same microphone that Elvis used.
BTW, we are not real Elvis fans, but it was still cool to hear about all of this stuff. ...