Saturday, November 5, 2011

Memphis Day 4

A trip to a new city wouldn't be complete without checking out the sights.
Gotta do the best BBQ! Rendezvous BBQ!  (See in their website how it is full of FedEx pictures)

Gotta check out some of the best Blues in the world on Beale Street.

And some bars you just want to walk by...

Gotta check out the Ducks at the Peabody Hotel 

Funny story here it that our group had the very rare honor of assisting in escorting the ducks up the elevator. Our buddy Mike did the honors and for the first time in 20 years two of the ducks escaped! Watch it happen here.

YOU GOTTA check out the Civil Rights Museum.

It was truly humbling and inspiring. I went in with barely an understanding of the civil rights movement and came out a better person.

What I found incredible was a chance to stand in the Lorrane Motel on the balcony next to the spot where Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated. The museum was quite empty and I found myself fixated on that spot for 10 minutes just soaking in the history.

And you gotta love the street performers with a cool version of the EcoYIKE!

And Memphis isn't complete without a visit to Graceland  and The Gibson Guitar Factory.