Congratulations to Isaac for getting the last blog bucks! This puts him back in 10th place!
Memphis - one of my new favorite cities.
Well, G-Sauce and I packed it in on Saturday in Memphis.
We started the morning at Graceland. As we were driving there G said, "So far Graceland is living up to what I thought it was, a dump - well maybe surrounded by a dump." And Graceland is not a dump - but it is encapsulated in 1970. But Memphis IS kind of a dump (at least all the parts we saw).
|G - showing off the audio equipment|
From there - we went to find parking near Beale Street. We had a bus tour reservation at 2 and had some time so we walked around Beale and grabbed lunch at Hard Rock Cafe.
Just as with Arkansas, it was cold and rainy all day. While we were in Hard Rock, the music suddenly started to be themed. It started with "I'm Only Happy When It Rains" and then the next song said something about rain, and then next, and the next. At least 5 songs before we left were all about rain. G and I had a good laugh at that.
Then we walked around some more. Found these gems.
And then the Mississippi River!
We saw Elvis' high school and also the place where he first performed
We saw where Martin Luther King was killed
And at the end of the tour - they took our shakers away. Boo hiss.
Then we went to the Rock and Soul Musuem for an audio tour.
|Johnny Cash clothes!|
We grabbed dinner at The Pig - almost died in the bathroom
We stopped in at a music store and while G-sauce perused the selections, I ended up dancing with a man named Smokey who called both Gretel and I "Virginia" and gave me grief for wearing a Yankee sweatshirt (Boston).
Then we went to the car to rest our dogs until the show.
We went to the Orpheum Theater to see "The Million Dollar Quartet" LOVED IT. Absolutely loved it.
Then a view of Beale street at night.
If you asked me my favorite part about Memphis - I couldn't say, I enjoyed so much of it!