Memphis in the Meantime
So the boss won’t give you a whole week off. Don’t be blue. Memphis has the cure for what ails you.
Arrive in Memphis. Grab a taxi to your downtown hotel, such as the Peabody Memphis or the Talbot Heirs Guest House. If you’re in time, watch the duck march at 5 p.m. at the Peabody, and then walk to Beale Street for dinner at E. P. Delta Kitchen and a night of music at B. B. King’s.
Get an early start at Graceland and beat the crowds. Ponder the meaning of Elvis over barbecue from the Interstate Bar-B-Que at lunch. Make a detour to Sun Studio, where Elvis cut his first records, and then take an afternoon stroll along the Mighty Mississippi at Tom Lee Park. Enjoy a fine dinner at the Inn at Hunt Phelan.
Ride the trolley to the National Civil Rights Museum. Spend the afternoon at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Go back to Beale Street for a late afternoon stroll. Grab a cold one and listen to the blues. Make it an early or a late night: your choice.
© Susanna Henighan Potter from Moon Tennessee, 5th Edition