West Memphis Travelodge
Travel Blogs from West Memphis
... being even better than we expected. The story that followed Nancy Ward's (Nanyehi's) life from her birth, through her time as a Cherokee warrior, to her time as Beloved Woman, the peace maker, and then to her death before The Trail of Tears was told (and sung) very well. Becky Hobbs did an outstanding job co-writing the play and writing ALL of the songs. We very much enjoyed our evening. In fact, those of you who live in East Tennessee will have the opportunity to see it in Johnson ...
After exploring a bit of the CBD, we head back to Beale St for our daily music fix. Beale St by day, doesn't feel quite as tacky as by night, and there are less noisy "music fans". Max heads down into a courtyard and we find ...
... Graceland you are reminded of his greatness and what a voice he had without help from technology. Priscilla was not a big part of this tour and I think it is because she is such a private person. Graceland sits on over 13 acres and his barns, horses and fields are still there and in operation. There is a chapel on the grounds for weddings and there are rooms for business meetings, receptions and night tours. This is a big operation and there are ...
... and this museum which has affiliations with the Smithsonian does a good job giving you a feel for what was going on at the time and how Rock and Roll came onto the scene.
The museum is right near Beale Street. We walked down a portion of the street....let me just say that it would probably be a better experience to be there at night and after a few beers....one of those ...
So here we are on day 2 in Memphis.
Yesterday we visited Sun Studios where Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee and many more recorded some amazing music that changed history... All the greats (and Bono) stood where we stood and although it was small, it was pretty overwhelming. The tour, allbeit brief was really cool and worth every penny.
After Sun (and some highly suspect pictures with Elvis' very ...
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