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memphis

semi-overcast 29 °C

I am so lucky so many wonderful experiences keep coming my way, today I had an easy start to the day and then went down town memphis (my hotel is quite a way out and not all that ideal)
I walked along the Mississipi and went over to Mud Island - they have a Mono Rail that goes across and itis qhite pretty over there, they have established a to scale version of the river, theres an outdoor concert area and some small cafes just nice to stroll around. Also went on one of the Trolley Trams whcih goes up and down Main Street, I don't know how old they would be but I would say they date back to the 30's so quaint, the driver changes the dircetion the seats are facing for each trip and inside they are pretty much all polished wood! The Driver is the only person that is permitted to open or close he windows!!
I had lunch in the Hard Rock Cafe OMG the music, the decor, Iam reliving my teenage years, if my hair was long enough I'd do the slick back rocker type!!. One "old" guy came up to me and said y'all really enjoying this aren't ya!
To build on that I went to the Museum of Rock and Roll WOW that was just so so great, I had vivid memories of Grandpa telling me off because my music was too loud etc. The museum covered not just Elvis, but Jerry Lee Lewis, BB King the list goes on and also talked about the birth of the Blues and how the black and white singers worked together, I will have to get out all my old rock music when I get home. You got headphones to listen to the story and music with and almost made a fool of myself bopping along ( becuase you were wearing headphones you could have the music as loud as you liked). They had some of the old juke boxes there as well, so well done!
If that wasn't enough I then went on and had a couple of beers at BBKings Blues club, that was just so cool the music blaring and then the show starts this blind guy plays a mouth organ and sings with a backing, he was so good and the whole place was kinda rockin. Beale Street is a music persons paradise each club has there music going and you can just walk up and down the street absorbing it all.
Had a great meal for tea, Lobster pasta sounds extravagant but lobster is quite a bit cheaper over here and a nice lime for dessert.

Posted by Brians RTW 19:22 Archived in USA Tagged music

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