Super 8 Motel Lakeland / Memphis
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... there are to do in Memphis. It's just a shame the city is so run down with lots of industrial areas and closed down businesses. We visited the Civil Rights Museum which is at the Lorraine Motel where Martin Luthor King was killed. The museum is in 2 parts and the second location is across the road in the building where the shot was fired. It was pretty powerful being right there where history was made. Its inspirational that MLK knew of all the threats against him but continued to ...
... and invited us to come. The weather went from beautiful to tornado warnings in about 10 minutes. Graham got a hold of the Pilgrim House to let us know that the game was canceled, but invited us to meet him and a friend at The Deli once the weather cleared. We talked about biking, quoted movies, and had a great time! Jason and Graham offered us advice about our route and things to see along the way. It was a good end to our stay in ...
We had breakfast in the hotel, and then set off, walking down Beale. The street
is really small - much smaller than we were expecting- and at 10am lacked the
impact it probably would have had if it had been the evening. The only people
around were a really old group who looked like they were on a tour or something,
which I imagine is different from the alcohol fuelled blues crowds that Beale is
purported to attract. We walked ...
... the entire Mississippi River! Then we went to the
Mud Island River Museum.
Tonight we are going to Blues City Cafe to have ribs and compare them with the ribs we had last night. Every restaurant in Memphis has the "best ribs in Memphis"!
Back from Blues City Cafe and we have decided that the ribs at Blues City were much better that those at the Rendezvous! I tried catfish for the first time.
... where Martin luther King Jr was assasinatted. From there though, it was back to Beale Street to soak up the atmosphere (and beers).
The next few hours were basically spent wandering up and down Beale Street. I went and heard a few bands playing but after about 6ish they starting charging entry. But I sat in the courtyard of Silky O Sullivans (with my cheaper beer from BB Kings) and a few of the blues patios. As the evening went on the hundreds on the ...