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First Presbyterian Church

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  • Mar9

    Walking in Memphis

    March 9, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    Nach einer längeren Fahrt dem Mississippi River entlang machten wir Zwischstopps in St. Francissville und Natchez. Zwei schöne Kleinstädte mit vielen historischen Gebäuden.
    Unser Hauptziel war jedoch Vicksburg und der dortige National Military Park. Nach einer Nacht in einem recht ekligen Motel merkten wir, dass die Fahrt dorthin umsonst war: Im gesamten Military Park war ein Marathonlauf. Schade, also ab nach Jackson (MS) um dort festzustellen, dass dort an einem Samstag die Gehwege hochgeklappt werden... Keine Menschenseele.
    Weiter ging es via Natchez Parkway via Grenada nach Memphis, Tennessee! Die Geburtstätte des Blues und Rock N Roll und das Zuhause von Elvis!
    Die Stadt gefiel uns sehr gut. Wir machten eine Tour durch die legendären Sun Studios, wo schon Johnny Cash und Elvis Platten aufgenommen hatten - die gefielen uns sehr gut. Jedoch von Graceland waren wir etwas enttäuscht - fast 50 Dollar pro Person für eine Audioguidetour durch das Anwesen von Elvis fanden wir doch etwas zu viel! Den Abend verbrachten wir Memphis-like in einer Bar mit einer Liveband. Jetzt gehts es weiter in die Country-Hochburg Nashville, Tennessee! 🐎🎸🤠
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  • Day42

    Hot Springs National Park to Memphis

    May 15, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 34 °C

    We originally booked 2 nights at Hot Springs National Park but figured it would be better to have Mothers Day with family rather than traveling.

    The Hot Springs KOA was lovely. It was unlike most of the other KOA's as it was not next to a highway and we didn't wake up to sounds of trains, trucks or airplanes. So we all had a lovely sleep.

    We were out of the campsite and at the National Park by 10. This National Park is very different to other National Parks that we visited as its not really in a park. It mostly consists of a street with the heritage buildings which were all old bath houses using the Hot Springs from the mountain..

    We checked out the inside of the Fordyce bathhouse, which had a separate women's and men's area. The mens area was so much nicer. Only one of the buildings is used today and I believe they mostly closed in the 80's.

    As it was a National Park, Brandon got another junior ranger badge. This booklet was all about the bats in the park. Behind the houses was the promenade, which was a paved walkway with historical information. We saw a few outlets to the hot springs and got to touch it at the well, which was really hot.

    We had our lunch on the promenade and then we had a few hours drive to Memphis. We stayed at Memphis KOA, about 20 min from the Tennesee/Arkansas boarder and downtown Memphis city. The KOA was basic but they did have a pool and a cafe for breakfast in the morning. As like most KOA's it was next to a highway.

    We got the tent up, a swim in the pool and then we headed into the city. Our original idea was to eat dinner at the Hard Rock cafe, as we knew it was kid friendly and had live music but when we got there it looked pretty dead. We had a walk down Beale street, the main night life street in the city. There were many venues with bands playing and music blaring from inside. They all seemed to have a cover charge and no kids.

    We found live music outside on a side patio of one of the venues. The bouncer invited us in and kids were allowed. We had a great time listening to the band and Brandon even requested to get the CD, which we bought. Elisa ordered this massive PBR which cost less than $6. The kids had chicken fingers and it was the best chicken we have had yet here and it was real southern chicken. Inara fell asleep while listening to the music. We left just before 10 and right before kids had to leave.

    It was an enjoyable night and so far Memphis has lived up to its expectations.
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    Vicki Weinert

    Wow you have done so much. What great experiences the kids are enjoying. I’m sure they will always remember this trip. You all look so well and happy.

  • Day23

    day 19/20: memphis

    December 19, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 6 °C

    in the morning we said goodbye to the ones that hadnt left allready, lost a couple of gronks tom and raph who i hanged with alot and also sophie. so we now had 20 new people on the contiki so we hada day of introductions and stuff again. we got to memphis and we decided to go to the main strip for a few beers , the main strip was small but very bright. the firdt pub we went to we were all just chilling and then the power went off not just the pub but the whole street ha so we sat in the dark we made our way to the restaurant for tea where we werr about to have a candle lit dinner when the power finally came back on. after tea we went yo bb kings which was pretty cool listening to the local band playing. the next day we went to graceland (Elvis's home) which was cool to check out u got a tablet and headphones and done a tour at your own pa e throughout the house. Was a really nice house with plenty of themed rooms and got to see all his awards and costumes and such. never knew he was such a charitable guy also. After graceland we went and chilled for couple of hours and eventually went out to a pub for few games of 8 ball then tea before we all went to a NBA game. it wasmemphid grizzlies vs the pacers. the grizzlies won. after nba we went to some pub where there was a guns n roses cover band playing ended up having a fairly big night too.Read more

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