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... they sang into, then pump up the music and let you be your own rock star. Nice touch. With all the great fun music offerings here, we can't forget the serious side of Memphis history so next stop was the point where Martin Luther King was assassinated , the balcony of his hotel, April 4,1968, the day after he gave his immortal speech. We got there too late as the museum just closed but it didn't matter as its moving enough to stand outside and witness the scene just as it ...
... this time.
My destination today was Memphis which I made it. I walked down Beale St which was disappointing as the old Beale St was torn down decades ago and what was left was a few nice neon signs. I went to the Rock and Soul Hall of fame which was excellent. It started off with a historic short movie on the development of Blues, Jazz and soul. To tour the rest of the museum we were ...
... first look at the mighty Mississippi. Then we took the streetcar all the way back down Main and in a lop round by the river. We got off at Beale and headed on down to see what the girls would make of it all. At the top of Beale obviously the girls had to meet the King!
Then we headed to the courtyard outside of Silky Sullivan's to take in some blues and have a cooling drink. The girls were hungry so we ate some loaded nachos and boiled shrimp.
... that they were one family that get together annually for a long weekend. They all had matching family reunion T-shirts on and were about 2/3 of the boat's passengers. Crazy.
After the cruise we walked up Beale St to try and find a taxi to go back to Graceland when we happened to stumble upon the one street that claims to be the birthplace of Blues music, Beale Street. For 3 blocks Beale Street is closed off to cars and it is lined with Blues Bars ...
... all night and after spending most of the night with them they invited us out for dinner the following night and to watch their game, mine then gave me a necklace. We kept drinking and dancing with them and it turned out they were staying at the same hotel as us. Leah and I left and grabbed some food at a café nearby (fried chicken) then started walking back to the hotel however were a bit scared to walk home alone so chatted to some cops who told us the safest way ...
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