Super 8 Motel Lakeland / Memphis
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I am so glad I am going on to Mexico. If I went home now, straight after the cruise, it would be a bad way to end my holiday and would leave me with a sour taste in my mouth that would override the parts of the trip that I have really enjoyed. I don't regret doing the Mississippi River as it is truly a magnificent river - so wide and so long. It's hard to come to terms with the hugeness of it.
... and culture, you could just imagine how it would be in the 50s. Was awesome to see the famous lanksy bothers shop were Elvis got his famous togs from. They seem to be in a bit of a time warp on Beale street but I totally love it. After a quick mooch round A Schwabs and taters red we chilled out on the Elvis Presley plaza and ate our lunch and soaked in our surroundings. After that it was onto the civil rights museum at the Lorraine motel made famous by the assignation of ...
... Between lunch and dinner, we shopped and bought me another pair of western boots that have been sent home, and we stopped at a music bar (not sure which, there are so many of them, and they all have live music, always). We had a few to drink, and really needed dinner, hence Demo's.
We had a slower start the following day. We took a shuttle to downtown after walking through the markets. As we ...
I step out into a crisp, windy Memphis morning to walk Oscar around the Mud Island River Park across the street. True to form, he wastes no time splashing into the ice cold Mississippi River for a morning swim. The thick, dried out brush he pushes through on the water's edge turns out to be thistle so we spend the next half an hour back at the hotel untangling spiky burrs from his coat.
Breakfast is eggs and bacon with biscuits ...
... 1950s, the apartment where Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison would stay for awhile is now the exhibit area. We listened to Elvis’ demo tape and some other recordings that were done in the studio. Greg and I stood in the same spot and held the same microphone that Elvis used.
We will be leaving Memphis tomorrow and we couldn’t leave without taking a few more pictures at Graceland. Oh my, we have Elvis fever!