So after encountering more trailer troubles, we had to take a detour to Olive Branch, Mississippi to get the trailer repaired. The issues were electrical in nature and after checking all of the wiring myself, I located one blown fuse, but it kept blowing when replaced. We drove from somewhere halfway across Arkansas to Olive Branch with no lights on the trailer. So, back to camping world and spent the night in the parking lot so they could look at the trailer in the morning. Olive Branch is about a 30 minute drive to Memphis, so we left the trailer in Olive Branch and headed for Memphis.

On the way we drove by Graceland, but it was closed. And after seeing the $50-80 per person ticket prices, we decided it was not worth it to us, as we are not huge Elvis fans. So we continued to downtown Memphis, We kind of stumbled upon one of the most famous district in Memphis- Beale Street. Where the Blues were born. What an amazing few blocks. Every afternoon the street is closed to vehicles and you are allowed “open carry”, open booze on the street. The Neon lights were amazing. We were hungry, so picked a Blues club for dinner with live entertainment. This was our first taste of Cajun food, and wow are we excited for what is to come. Cajun food is absolutely knock your socks off, amazing, unbelievable, mega flavor deliciousness. (photo of our dinner below with more info) The live blues Music was also spectacular. We then walked around Beale Street and then headed back to Mississippi to spend the night. When we woke up the next morning it was 2 C. but Florida is getting closer……..

We also visited to National Human Rights Museum, which is located at the Lorraine Motel, the place where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. We stood a few feet away from both where the shooter took the shot, and where Mr. King died. It was interesting and sad at the same time. This amazing man lost his life a few feet from where we stood. It was a very weird feeling watching real footage and photos of the aftermath of his assassination, and then looking out the window and seeing the exact same place as in the photos / video. Please see the photos below for more info, as I can explain what each photo is.

The above three photos are Beale Street, where the Blues were Born

The above three photos are Beale Street, where the Blues were Born

Live music with Dinner

Live music with Dinner

This was our Cajun Share dinner. from left to right: fried green tomatoes, Cajun potatoes, Shrimp and Lobster Etoufee, Gumbo, Chicken, Bread, Catfish.

This was our Cajun Share dinner. from left to right: fried green tomatoes, Cajun potatoes, Shrimp and Lobster Etoufee, Gumbo, Chicken, Bread, Catfish.

A beer holster, what a great idea! We found this on Beale Street

A beer holster, what a great idea! We found this on Beale Street

 

National Human Rights Museum:

 

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Night shot

Night shot

I have a dream

I have a dream

Dr. King was in room 306. The Wreath marks the spot he was standing when shot

Dr. King was in room 306. The Wreath marks the spot he was standing when shot

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Aya standing beside Rosa Parks

Aya standing beside Rosa Parks

Replica of the bus Rosa Parks refused to get out of her seat. Montgomery, Alabama

Replica of the bus Rosa Parks refused to get out of her seat. Montgomery, Alabama

It is hard to imagine this existed

It is hard to imagine this existed

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The garbage truck that brought Dr. King to Memphis. (he attended to speak regarding Sanitation workers strike)

The garbage truck that brought Dr. King to Memphis. (he attended to speak regarding Sanitation workers strike)

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Interior of Room 306. This is where Dr. King spend his last minutes alive

Interior of Room 306. This is where Dr. King spend his last minutes alive

This is the Window the assassin fired the fatal shot from. A shell casing was found in the bathtub.

This is the Window the assassin fired the fatal shot from. A shell casing was found in the bathtub.

The view of the Motel from the bathroom where the shot was fired.

The view of the Motel from the bathroom where the shot was fired.

This is the original Gun that was used.

This is the original Gun that was used.

This is the original bullet pulled from Dr. King

This is the original bullet pulled from Dr. King

Wanted poster of James Earl Ray

Wanted poster of James Earl Ray