Chills, wanders, Ducks and surprisesNovember 21, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C
A much better nights sleep last night after our room change.
I quite like to take in cities before they get going, not many folks out and about at 6.45 - mainly workers and a few homeless people as I take a nice refreshing and chilly run around downtown Memphis.
Once back and showered, we take a leisurely stroll Downtown, walking via the tram route and high street to experience some different views including the bridge over the Mississippi River, which is lit up at night and changes colour every hour.
Spot of brunch, the portions are huge, Janet only manages half of hers.
We decide to walk down to Sun Studios - a 20 minute walk from Beale street. We buy tour tickets and spend the next hour learning the history of the place including of course Elvis himself amongst many others. We decline the shuttle service back and instead walk back via a slightly different route to take in more sights. We head to the Peabody hotel which has a tradition of ducks in the lobby fountain, they march down at 11am and back to their rooms (they live in the hotel) at 5pm spending the rest of the day in the fountain. As we watch the ducks we enjoy a cocktail and a Manhattan, whilst I sit taking in the sites Janet says she’d like to see the Graceland Mansion lit up at night, so we agree to get an Uber down there... or so I thought next she’s looking at prices to stay at the Graceland guest house. Under 60 minutes later we have checked out of our current hotel and checked in to the Graceland guest house... we are not disappointed 😀👍
We wander out to get photos of Graceland in its illuminated glory, before heading back to the EP restaurant for some dinner and a couple of beers.
We’ve really enjoyed our few days in Memphis, fulfilling a lifetime ambition, another flight tomorrow as we carry on our adventure. ✈️ 🍏Read more