Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Day 2 Nashville, TN to Memphis, TN

Hello Everyone! Sorry it's been a few days, this is the first time we've had internet in days. On Monday we were able to visit Third Man Records, Jack White's record label and record shop. I have been wanting to visit Third Man Records since it opened a few years ago so I was pretty excited to go there and buy the various novelty items!

I love Jack White's branding style

Following a tip from one of Olivia's friends we went to Better Burger, which is in 12 South, a different part of Nashville that was much more "coffee shop" than the rest of the city. We definitely experienced some Southern hospitality, while at Better Burger one of the waiters came up to us knowing that we were from out of town and wrote down some suggestions of things to do.

Midday we made our way to Memphis, a quick three hour drive from Nashville. Our first stop in the city was the Lorraine Motel where MLK was shot. It also serves as the Civil Rights Museum, sadly we arrived just as it was closing, but luckily we were able to walk around the outside of the hotel.

After visiting the Lorraine Motel we headed to Beale Street, the main strip of Memphis which is closed off to cars. Along the streets they had their own walk of fame musical notes with the names of famous musicians that had originated in Memphis. Below I'm posing with Isaac Hayes' musical note!

We ended up at the BB King Blues Club where we had live music playing, a band that played only music that had originated in Memphis. I was surprised at just how many artists I know and love originated in the city. We also tried deep fried pickles which were surprisingly delicious!

We ended the day at the Mississippi River where we learned about Mud Island from historical plaques placed around the park.

1 comment:

  1. So good to see your updates... I can't believe the wheel!
    I am SO thankful that you are all okay! It looks like you are having fun despite this current challenge.. I must say you all look fabulous.. happy and glowing. Say Hi to kathy and Alex.Continue on your wonderful adventure.. can't wait for the next entry. Love to all, Nick oxoxox