Motel 6 Memphis Downtown
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Visited Graceland and the American civil rights museum, which includes the Lorraine hotel where Martin Luther King was shot dead.
... but I left mine. Then we just wandered around Memphis heading towards the riverfront. We stopped on the way to check out the famous Peabody hotel, it was beautiful! All marble everything, very grand and impressive. We also came across a high tea in there so of course we booked in for 3pm. It wasn't necessarily the cheap backpacker option but we figured it was something we'd always remember doing. And it was yum!! Definitely the best scone ...
... asked Elvis if all of his cars are Cadillacs. He replies no, and that he has four Cadillacs, a Lincoln and three sports cars. Oh, and a couple of motorcycles.
One of the buildings we looked at next is an office that his father set up in one section of an old smokehouse. It was Vernon’s Office. They had it set up as it was in the day, and on the video monitor they were playing an interview with Elvis that was filmed in this office. ...
The severe storm alert was just a bit of rain and and a few puddles the next morning. Our motorhome was still upright. But up north there had been an out of season tornado which flattened a town. Note to selves, in case of impending tornado, ditch the motorhome and run for the nearest brick building.
Last day in Memphis, visit to Graceland: brilliant tour of the Elvis's family home, gave a sense of the man and how he lived his life. Bought an Elvis cookbook.
Then to ...
... have to be seen to be believed. He was obviously very happy there. Next stop was Sun studios where he made his name, his early music, plus many others, like Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and so on. Yet again for a music lover like myself it was a magic experience. I know it's just a small room with a drum kit in it, but it comes alive though the tour guide, the music she plays, the famous photos on the walls an so on. At the end of the tour they give you the chance to grab the actual ...