I now understand how Yarn Harlot feels when people think she is nuts for taking sock pictures. I
We first went to
Graceland. When in Memphis, you have to visit Elvis.
With so much to do in so little time, the girls and I took AlphaMonkey to downtown Memphis.
the Mississippi River and Hernando DeSoto Bridge. We walked along
Beale Street and saw
B.B. King's Blues Club.
None of us, including AlphaMonkey, had ever taken a duck tour so we hopped on board to take in some more sights. We passed by one of my favorite Memphis sights...
Sun Studios, the first place that Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash ever recorded! We passed
Saint Jude's Children's Research Hospital. We drove by
the Pyramid before going for a boat ride by
the bridge again on the Wolf River that empties into Ole Man River. Towards the end of the tour we passed
the Lorraine Motel, where Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated and present day site of the National Civil Rights Museum.
After the duck tour it was time for a visit to
The Peabody to see the world famous
ducks in their fountain.
. We took an elevator to the roof to get a bird's eye view of
Autozone Park,home of the Memphis Redbirds. The last stop for AlphaMonkey was to Lansky's to see the fabulous collection of guitars...
That is a coat that Elvis had brought for repair to Lansky's just before he died. The guitar to the right is signed by Van Morrison.
The guitars are signed, from left to right, by: Celine Dion, Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash, Tanya Tucker, The Dave Matthews Band, Jimmy Dean and Hootie and the Blowfish.
AlphaMonkey had a great time in Memphis and will be departing for his next foster knitter very soon.