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News Flash - Last night about midnight on Bourbon St a man was shot and stabbed, the group we were suppose to meet up with saw the victim being attended to by police and paramedics when they left the club to come home. I knew it felt a bit dodgy.
Today's journey will take us to Memphis, the home of Elvis Presley. We had a pit stop at the Mississippi visitors centre where a lovely lady called Annie gave us coffee, maps of America and some ...
Headed into Memphis and
walked Beale St with all the street performers and cheap" big ass
beer". Took the trolley tour of the town and headed to Graceland. Smaller than
what I thought but setup exactly as it was when Elvis died. You could
picture him sitting with all his buddies smoking. Just about every ...
... the library are going to ask "what events?" Anyway, aside from possibly the most memorable "events" from his two terms (sad but true) the rest was really impressive. They even had his Oval Office set up, I was quite successful at picturing myself in the chair behind the desk, Eberz 2020 anyone? I think it's got a nice ring to it : ) After that I was off to a more somber history museum. The ...
... there!) and caught a shuttle a couple miles over to Sun Studio.
Now Sun Studio literally is the birthplace of recorded Rock and Roll. It was founded by an amazing white guy named Sam Phillips who was from a poor tenant farmer family from Florence, Alabama.
He heard the cotton picker field hollers as ...
... of the river was all cobbled and broken as we made our way down to find out where we needed to buy tickets. Eventually, we found the ticket office and purchased them for an hour and a half's time, so we then decided to head back into the centre of the city to try and find some lunch beforehand. The 'centre of the city' is a very loose term to use, as there was no obvious CBD - no skyscrapers, or apparent office buildings. There were also surprisingly few people around - even more ...
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