Super 8 Memphis Airport East
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... it was so much fun to watch, and a completely different atmosphere from the American Football game we saw in Washington. We then went for dinner and everyone (obviously bar myself) tried the famous Southern style ribs. The next day we got up early to visit Graceland, Elvis Presley's home, which was pretty spectacular. In the afternoon ...
... and tear around Graceland with his friends in golf carts.
He called Lisa Marie Buttonhead
He paid $4 to record his first record, it was a gift for him mom (to whom he also gave his pink Cadillac)
Andy makes a large contribution to Elvis's estate in the form of souvenir purchases, Bill gets a cool TCB Elvis Airline hat, and we are gone...off to cross the mighty Mississippi, find some Memphis BBQ, and on toward St. Louis.
... over to work the cotton plantations. But more than that, it is all about how the blues music developed out of the 200 yrs of slavery. Because they brought their African rhythms but weren't allowed to sing and dance them, they had to become Catholic. This in turn brought about gospel, and later on rhythm and blues, and soul. Rap has developed out of all this too...telling the stories of ...
... Saturday night in Memphis so we quickly picked up the hat and found the nearest cab back to Graceland. Zach was a happy and shattered so we put the money he had earned in his pocket and listened to the cab driver tell us about his son who was also really into music and studying in Memphis to be a professional muscian. He didn't think we were bad parents at all which made us feel better.
Sunday 28 July 2013
"I'm going to Graceland, ...
... were planning on going we would pretty much die they barely let anyone through. So we walked a longer way, once we got there I walked in stepped on an air vent and as I was in a dress I flashed all the nuns which was awkward but they all laughed. The service was awesome sang songs and everyone got into it, never seen anyone so passionate about anything until this point. As I was pretty much the only one in the group that went to a catholic school I had to teach some people how ...
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