Definitely NOT Blues in Memphis

A quick post on Memphis, as I got a bit carried away writing Mississippi post....

We pulled into Lisa's sister's driveway on Wednesday evening, after our big drive up the Great River Road/Blues Highway in Mississippi. Lots of blues joints sure looked tempting, but we forged ahead. Here we are in the driveway. I'm quite sure we're the first RV to park in that spot ;-)

Had a great visit with the family over a yummy homecooked meal, then we spent Thursday getting a local's tour of Memphis: the Sun Records studio, the Gibson guitar factory, the record store where Elvis bought his LPs, and of course the National Civil Rights Museum, which was one of the most well-done museums we've seen. They turned the Lorraine Motel where MLK was assassinated plus the boarding house across the street where James Earl Ray fired the shots into the actual museum. It was fascinating to see how all the towns we had just visited (Selma; Albany, GA; Montgomery, et al) fit into the whole scope of the Civil Rights movement.

We capped off the visit with a hot game of Hearts.

We sure enjoyed the 2-day break from the RV, staying in the guest house and taking the world's longest showers. Nick sure made himself at home and loved having the backyard to play in.

We did manage to get back in the swing of things once we GOT in the RV, but we were reluctant to leave....

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