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Shelby County

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  • Day51

    Memphis - Tennessee

    August 24 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 29 °C

    ☀️⛴🎷🍖🌆

    Nach uber 300 Meile Autofahrt (knapp 500km) siiwer in Memphis acho. dStadt vam Blues/Jazz, Elvis und dum Mississippifluss. Wier hei epaar typischi Touri-Attraktione gmacht wie dSchifffahrt ufum Mississippi, e paar feini Ribs gässu und zMotel ga alüegu, wa der Martin Luther King erschossu wordu isch. Trotz der gross Hitz (37-39 Grad) heiwer dStadtläbu sehr gignossu und fröije iesch uf es paar gmietlichi (Pool) -Täg an ieschem
    negste Ort.
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    Marvin Fux

    Hoffu, ier gspiret ds schlächt Wätter vam Hurrikan Ida nit🙈🙈

    8/30/21Reply
    Fux Patrick

    Hängi abem Samstag fer es paar Täg uf New Orleans welle… 🤦🏻‍♂️sie aber dä nur nu ane Flughafe fer mit einem vane letschte Fleiger uf Mexiko z „flüchte“… 😅😎

    8/30/21Reply
    Marvin Fux

    Super. Demfall heissts entspanno🥰👏👏👏 gniessets fescht😍

    8/31/21Reply
     
  • Day6

    Nashville nach Memphis

    September 19, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    350 km liegen zwischen den beiden Städten und ne ganz andere Musikrichtung. Gestern noch Country in den Honky Tonk Bars in den Ohren gehabt ertönt heute in Memphis in der Baele Street Blues aus jeder Ecke.

    In Memphis war unser erstes Ziel das Peabody Hotel. Kennt Ihr nicht? Das ist ein Fehler. Dort gibt es die Weltberühmten Enten. Nein nicht als Hauptspeise sondern als absolute Attraktion. Hunderte von Menschen drängen sich in der Lobby des Hotels und warten bis es 17 Uhr wird.
    Dann marschieren die 4Enten aus dem Brunnen in der Lobby schnurstracks in den Aufzug und fahren auf das Dach des Hotels. Am nächsten Tag Punkt 11 Uhr fahren Sie wieder runter und verbringen den Tag im Brunnen. Absolut empfehlenswert
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    Andrea Dietrich

    Hammer.

    9/19/19Reply
    Harley Didi

    Ihr seid sooo süß 😀😀👍

    9/19/19Reply
    Silvi Griesi

    Das ist ja echt der Knaller mit den Enten. 😂 Eure Filme können wir heute leider nicht anschauen 🤷‍♀️ unsere Internetverbindung ist heute nicht der Brüller

    9/20/19Reply
    Markus Weber

    Ja soooo lustig. 2-3 Hundert Leute stehen in der Lobby und warten bis die rauswatscheln. 😍😍

    9/20/19Reply
     
  • Day110

    Memphis

    October 13, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Die Villa von Elvis Presley (Graceland), die Beale Street und der Mississippi

    Am Nachmittag zuvor:

    15:00 Motel in Memphis:
    Leider ist ihr Zimmer noch nicht verfügbar… Kein Problem, eine Stunde später konnten wir es dann beziehen! Auf uns warteten leider überall tote Kakerlaken und wir stornierten die Buchung und machten uns auf die Suche nach einer neuen Unterkunft…Read more

    Madeleine Gersbach

    Macheder no ä typischi Raddampfer-Fahrt?

    10/15/19Reply
    Kristin Biewald

    Unterkunft gefunden?

    10/15/19Reply
    Andrea B.

    War leider nicht möglich

    10/15/19Reply
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  • Day26

    Mississippi Revisited, Memphis Tennessee

    October 13, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Despite ducking bullets, over zealous rangers and nearly becoming cast members of a Deliverance movie we’ve hung around Memphis, Tennessee mainly because of the Mississippi River.
    If you could fence off all the crazies, you’d probably need a pretty big fence though, the rest of the people are brilliant.

    Another thing is you get used to seeing the gun section next to the fruit and vegetables isle in a Walmart store, it’s going to make our supermarkets look a little naked not seeing that when we get back home.
    Speaking of guns, though not being Elvis fans we still had to visit Graceland because any guy who would shoot a TV if he didn’t like the show that was on is alright by us.

    Obviously we are in the non fan minority because the whole complex is massive, there are acres of land just to house the infrastructure and the shuttle busses that ferry the adoring fans from the car parks to the property.
    The fans have graffitied lampposts, footpaths and the fence of Graceland itself with their personal messages to Elvis.
    All the “hop on the bandwagon” businesses around Elvis Presley Boulevard have his music blaring out onto the street and tacky images of “The King” are everywhere, our favourite is the souvenir shop right next to the property itself.
    Forget the Museum of Modern Art in New York, that’s an aberration or Niagara Falls, that’s a natural phenomenon, right here, right now is the real America and we are lucky enough to be traveling right through it.
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    jan brown

    What's he smoking...I wouldn't go in there if I were you.

    10/15/19Reply
    jan brown

    You did go in there!

    10/15/19Reply
    jan brown

    Ahhh... the Jungle Room.

    10/15/19Reply
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  • Day10

    Memphis

    November 17 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Irgendwie kann ich immer noch nicht sonderlich gut schlafen. Bin wieder spät eingeschlafen und früh aufgewacht.
    Jan-Philipp konnte aber gut ausschlafen und so sind wir gegen 10 Uhr zu Elvis gefahren
    Schon am Eingang zu Graceland hat man das Gefühl man kommt in einen Vergnügungspark. Die Tour mit seinem Haus hat 75 Dollar pro Person gekostet. Nach einem kurzen Film durften wir sein Haus besichtigen. Wir bekamen ein Tablet mit Kopfhörern, so wurde zu jedem Raum etwas erzählt. Zum Beispiel ist das 4m lange Sofa eine Sonderanfertigung. Draußen im Garten sind riesige Pferdekoppeln, und direkt neben dem Haus, sein Grab sowieso das seiner Eltern, Großmutter und seines Enkels.
    Nach dem Haus gab es noch verschiedenste Ausstellungen, seine Kleider, private Besitztümer, seine Autos und Flugzeuge und Geschichten zu seinen verschiedenen Lebensabschnitten konnte man sich anschauen. Im großen und ganzen, ganz schön pompös gemacht, um alles anzuschauen haben wir dreieinhalb Stunden gebraucht. Wir hatten das Glück das es sehr leer war und wir wirklich nirgendwo anstehen mussten.
    Danach sind wir ersteinmal Mittagessen gegangen. Ich hatte Beef Rippchen und Jan-Philipp einen Burger, beides war super lecker.
    Hier in Memphis haben Johnny Cash, Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis und und und im Sun Studio ihre Songs aufgenommen. Heutzutage gehört es zwar nicht mehr dem selben Besitzer, aber man kann sich das Studio noch anschauen. Die Tour war toll gemacht, man hat viel über die Künstler aber auch über das Studio und den ehemaligen Besitzer erfahren. Zum Schluss hat sie uns das wertvollste Stück im Raum gezeigt, das Mikrofon aus den 50er Jahren, in das Elvis und co. Ihre Songs gesungen haben!
    Da unser Hotel einen Pool hat sind wir dann noch eine Stunde schwimmen gegangen.
    Die Beal Street ist bekannt für die Bars und die viele Livemusik. Man nennt sie auch die Heimat des Blues. So haben wir uns zum Abschluss noch verschiedene Bands angehört und haben regionales Bier getrunken.
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  • Day72

    Day 72 - I'm Going to Graceland

    July 2, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 25 °C

    Woke up at 8.30am feeling special. We couldn’t face breakfast, let alone be bothered getting out of bed for it.

    For the next 2 hours, I tried to recollect the events of the previous fantastic day & put them into some semblance of order in my blog. We checked out of the hotel at 10.59am.

    About 15 minutes later we pulled into the car park of Graceland, Memphis & outrageously we had to pay $10 for the privilege!

    We walked to the Ticket Office & purchased our tickets for the Graceland & Elvis’ Aircraft Tours at $46 + tax each. We allocated the 12.30pm Graceland Tour, which gave us an hour to kill. We were starving having not eaten for about 20 hours, so we headed to Gladys’ Diner. Jackie had a hotdog & I had Gladys’ World Famous Grilled Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich (Grilled with Bacon Grease)! The perfect hangover cure, but probably best to avoid sitting on any toilets in & around Graceland.

    After, we went to the Exhibition Hall where there were 3 separate random exhibitions. The 1st was an excellent exhibition relating to Muhammad Ali, which had decent exhibits, posters & video footage. The 2nd exhibition related to techniques used by National Geographic to photograph wildlife, but seemed more suited for children. The last exhibition related to a Century of American Motorcycles & was just a room of 30 odd old or unusual motorcycles. If nothing else it passed away an hour.

    At 12.30pm, we were ushered into a theatre to watch a short video about Elvis’ career & Graceland. We then boarded a bus & were allocated headphones & an interactive tablet. The bus took us across Elvis Presley Boulevard to the front of the Graceland Mansion. We were admitted access in groups of about 20 & our interactive tablets guided us through from room to room. At first it was a bit chaotic, with 20 people all jockeying for position, but after a short while we had thinned out into an orderly procession.

    We started with the ‘blingy’ living room, then Elvis’ paternal grandmother, Minnie Mae’s bedroom. (She lived at Graceland & sadly outlived her son, Vernon & grandson, Elvis). Next was the dining room, where Lisa Marie allegedly still eats when she visits, followed by the kitchen. We then went downstairs to the yellow & black tv room, followed by the games room decked out in a busy patterned cloth.

    Back upstairs we saw the famous Jungle Room, covered in thick green carpet, where Elvis actually recorded the LP ‘Way Down in the Jungle Room’. We then headed out to the rear garden & to his car port & office. There were horses in the grounds, Elvis was a keen rider. We then headed into a gallery which had artefacts & information relating to his family & Graceland.

    Next were exhibits highlighting some of Elvis’ more eccentric tastes & it identified Elvis 🕺 as being keen on law & order & is quoted as saying that if he wasn’t a singer, he would have liked to have been a Police Officer. He was a regular visitor to the Memphis Police & Shelby County Sheriff’s Departments. I’m not sure how this works, but Elvis held the rank of Captain with the Memphis Police Department & Denver Police Force!

    We went to his Racquetball Court & Games Room, complete with the piano that Elvis played on in that room shortly before his death on Tuesday 16th August 1977. He was due to fly out of Memphis later that day to begin another tour.

    The Graceland Mansion tour then took us to the Meditation Garden with it’s fountain, statues & the graves of Elvis Aaron Presley, his parents, Vernon & Gladys & his grandmother, Minnie Mae. There is also a cenotaph for Elvis’ still-born twin, Jesse Garon Presley, who remains buried in an unmarked grave in Tupelo, Mississippi.

    This leg of the tour ended by passing his swimming pool & getting the bus back to the Graceland complex where we then visited Elvis’ Planes. Elvis had owned several planes & two were at Graceland, a 1958 Corvair 880, named Lisa Marie & a Lockheed Jet Star, named Hound Dog II, which was primarily used by his manager, Colonel Tom Parker. We were able to go in both aircraft which I’m sure were considered hi-tech in their day.

    Graceland, particularly the Mansion, had more to see than I had expected. It was a very enjoyable visit & well organised considering the crowds.

    With Graceland now complete we headed a couple of miles down the road to the Full Gospel Tabernacle Church in Memphis, where the Rev. Al Green is the founder & still the pastor. If only it had been Sunday!

    After a few photos, we headed east on Interstate 40 to Brownsville arriving just over an hour later. The main purpose to stop was behind McDonald’s & was the Tina Turner Museum, which is housed in her old school, that had been moved from Nutbush. It contained mainly costumes from her shows, some framed discs & the actual tables & chairs.

    Next to it was the Home of Legendary Blues Pioneer Sleepy John Estes, which was pretty much just a run-down shed with a bed, funnily enough.

    In the visitors centre, there were a couple of other tiny one roomed Museums & we were asked to sign the Visitors Register. It was all free so we left a small donation.

    Next we drove into Brownsville town centre & located Billy Tripps MindField which is described as a dismantled, tangled, beautiful metal mess. It is the creation & life’s work of Brownsville resident & artist, Billy Tripp. It was all a bit strange.

    We had planned to stay the night in Brownsville, but Jackie wasn’t getting a good feeling about the town, so we moved on. First we drove north about 10 miles to the rural unincorporated community of Nutbush, which by it’s very description doesn’t have ‘City Limits’. We found a Nutbush sign & Jackie insisted on doing a little routine, which I videoed.

    It was a bit hazardous, but we got it in the can, but only after a tatty old pick-up pulled up & the young couple asked if we were ok. They loved our accent & were amazed that English people were in their little rural unincorporated community. Just before driving off, the lad said, “Before you leave, you should look at the duck pond, it’s real preddy”.

    Jackie was now fearful we were going to get shot, so we wrapped it up quickly & drove to the next town along Interstate 40, Jackson. It was now 7.00pm, so we quickly decided on the Belmont Inn & booked it on Booking.com. We then located a busy Asia Garden Chinese restaurant & ordered just two dishes. When it arrived the portions were enormous, but they got Jackie’s wrong, giving her chicken instead of beef. She sent it back & we started on my honey chicken. We were both pretty full before we finished mine & only then did Jackie’s new dinner arrive. We picked at it, but it wasn’t the best meal we have had. More quantity over quality.

    Song of the Day - That’s All Right by Elvis Presley

    Bonus Songs of the Day :-

    Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley
    Trouble by Elvis Presley
    Always on my Mind by Elvis Presley
    Way Down by Elvis Presley
    Are You Lonesome Tonight? by Elvis Presley
    In The Ghetto by Elvis Presley
    Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley
    Let’s Stay Together by Al Green
    Nutbush City Limits by Ike & Tina Turner
    Graceland by Paul Simon.
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    Angela Bambridge

    Love it!! Xx

    7/3/19Reply
    Simon and Jackie Annals

    It didn't take TOO much persuasion!! Xx

    7/3/19Reply
    Gavin Farley

    Just spit coffee on my keyboard;; my blog highlight so far🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    7/3/19Reply
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  • Day1

    Tom Sawyer RV

    June 27, 2020 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 88 °F

    Disclaimer – I’m not having Glenn proof read all my entries.

    Our first Official Road Trip, and I’m not going to lie. It was a tough and difficult day.

    It started out the night before, where Glenn and I decided that we would rent a U-Haul dolly to get the Sion up to Indiana and I wouldn’t have to drive the Sion at all. We signed the contract. Glenn drove the RV to get the dolly hooked up and the lights on the RV were not working right. Long story short, U-Haul couldn’t let us leave with their dolly in this condition. So we went back to plan B. I would drive – follow ahead or follow behind.

    We left LA Prada at 6:30. First stop was a Flying J/Pilot, where we get 5cents off with our GoodSam award card. But first we had to find out how to use it. And the closest Flying J was about 30 miles away. This was our first time to see how filling the tanks work. Glenn maneuvered the RV great. I used the bathroom and then got breakfast at McDonalds. It took the order 15 minutes, so I asked for a free hash brown. We stopped at the new Roadside park where we were the day before with mom and dad. Glenn and I had our breakfast while I made a phone call to the Tom Sawyer RV park in West Memphis, Arkansas. The office doesn’t open until 10, so I had to call later. Boom. One night on the mighty Mississippi River.

    It was rough driving. There was lots of traffic on the road. Glenn and I stopped numerous times for me to take a potty break. We never really stopped for lunch. I grabbed a granola bar out of the RV and ate that along the road.

    We arrived at Tom Sawyer RV park around 3:30pm. Perfect. I had enough time to “set up house” for our first visitors. Karen and Carl Martinsen, severed 30+ years in Guatemala and have retired in the Memphis area. They came over for dinner. I quickly boiled some eggs and made tuna fish salad sandwiches. Karen brought us a loaf of bread. We had that plus some delicious watermelon.

    We had a great visit with Karen and Carl. We talked for about 3 hours. It was good to see them.

    Being here on the Mississippi River reminds me of the time I was at Camp Fire Camp in DeSoto, Texas and my counselor read us the stories of Huckaberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. I’ll never forget them. Also, at night, we could see and hear the long barges navigate the river. We slept with the air off (occasionally it would kick in).

    Now for day 2. We are packing up now to head on to Indiana.
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    Did you go fishing? [Diego]

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  • Day7

    Graceland Elvis

    September 20, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Heute stand der Tag ganz im Zeichen des Kings.

    Zuerst allerdings schauten wir uns den Ort des Attentats auf Martin Luther King an, das Lorraine Hotel. Dort wurde er im April 1968 erschossen.

    Mittags dann endlich nach Graceland, vorbei an der Menschenschlange, weil Mawe und Magde ne VIP Karte gekauft hatten was sich als sehr schlau herausgestellt hat.

    Sehr interessante 2,5 Stunden die wie im Flug vergangen sind. Lohnenswert!
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    Harley Didi

    Mawe dumm aber schlau 🤣🤣👍

    9/21/19Reply
    Markus Weber

    😄😄😂

    9/21/19Reply
     
  • 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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  • Day190

    Birthplace of Rock 'N' Roll

    October 1, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Die nächsten 2 1/2 Tage verbrachte ich überwiegend im Auto, um nach Memphis zu kommen. Dabei passierte ich Oklahoma (teilweise wirklich schreckliche Straßenzustände) und Arkansas (wusste gar nicht, dass es den Bundesstaat gibt^^) Damit es nicht nur gerade aus ging, wurde ein kurzer Abstecher in den Ozark National Forest in Arkansas gemacht. Es zeigte sich dann, dass die Landschaft wirklich schön is und die gewählte Straße entpuppte sich als kleine Passstraße :D
    In Memphis wurde das klassische Touri-Programm in 1 1/2 Tagen durchgezogen. Alles bisschen in Schnelldurchgang. Das Beste: Ich fand 2x einen kostenlosen Stellplatz über Nacht und unter Tags konnte ich kostenlos am Visitor Welcome to Tennessee Center parken. Ein Highlight war definitiv das "Sun Studio", wo Elvis Presley entdeckt wurde, aber auch weitere Legenden wie Jonny Cash, B.B. King Platten und teilweise ihre erste aufgenommen haben. Das Studio macht unter Tags Führungen und Nachts sind Künstler im Studio, so wurde auch von Maroon 5 oder U2 Songs dort aufgenommen. Aber auch geschichtlich hat die Stadt einiges zu bieten. So auch der "I AM A MAN"-Platz, der an den Hygienestreik erinnern soll.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Shelby County, Шелби, শেলভি কাউন্টি, Condado de Shelby, Shelby maakond, Shelby konderria, شهرستان شلبی، تنسی, Comté de Shelby, Shelby megye, Շելբի շրջան, Contea di Shelby, シェルビー郡, Shelby Comitatus, Shelby Kūn, Hrabstwo Shelby, شلبی کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Shelby, Округ Шелби, Шелбі, شیلبی کاؤنٹی، ٹینیسی, Quận Shelby, Condado han Shelby, 謝爾比縣