West Memphis Travelodge
Travel Blogs from West Memphis
we have survived the day at Camping World. Found that indeed our water pump was defective, but also found that it was just floating in its compartment. The water filter was also clogged. We traveled about 80 miles and decided to stop for the day. We are at a campground on the edge of West Virginia, ...
We spent Shavuot in the part of Memphis known as Germantown at (brace yourself) Tzvi's friend's best friend's parents' house, who were incredibly generous to open their home to us. We were given an amazing insight into a thriving, southern, tight-knit Jewish community and were fed the best food we had on the trip to that point (a real step up from pasta, canned beans, and tofurkey).
I went into downtown Memphis both days we were there, visiting the ...
So we are now making our way to New Orleans, having spent the past two days in Tennessee, soaking up the country music in Nashville and the Blues and all things Elvis in Memphis. So we left Virginia early Sunday and arrived in Nashville around lunch time, having gained a hour due to time zones that I don't really understand yet. Anyway, we had the afternoon to explore Nashville, and very quickly discovered that unless you're into country music, there's not a whole ...
... favourite horses). The walls outside Graceland are low - apparently he wanted them that way so he could meet fans who visited - and the house does not scream superstar at all. We discovered that Elvis lived with his mum, dad and grandma.
The house isn't as obscenely decorated as people would probably assume... Sure it's very Seventies but it was 1977 when he died there. Access to upstairs is banned as it was his private space and the ...
... businesses were a wreck. You could tell that there was very little money. Quite a contrast from New York! I wonder if we will see any improvement in the economic prospects along the route. Well we will be going through Dallas so I'm sure that place will be looking ok. But it'll be interesting to see if what we've seen in Tennessee is repeated elsewhere.
On the way down to Clarksdale the forecast ...
Other places to stay in West Memphis
210 West Service Road, West Memphis | 3 star motelfrom $41
901 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr, West Memphis | 1 star motelfrom $39
2501 South Service Road, West Memphis | 1 star motelfrom $40
3700 Service Road Loop, West Memphis | Motelfrom $44