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  • Writer's pictureJessica Cocco

Memphis Magic: A Symphony of Blues, Elvis, and Deep History

Greetings, fellow travelers! Memphis, a city steeped in history, blues melodies, and the enduring legacy of Elvis, became our stage for a week of exploration and discovery. Our journey kicked off with a pilgrimage to Graceland, the iconic home of the King of Rock 'n' Roll himself, Elvis Presley. The sheer magnitude of Graceland, a mini-town with museums within museums, left us in awe. From exploring Elvis' home to marveling at his airplanes, it was a deep dive into the life and legend of the music icon.

A surprising gem on our Memphis itinerary was the largest Bass Pro Shop in the world. HUGE! And beautiful. No visit to Memphis is complete without a stroll down the legendary Beale Street. Classic bars, live music, and an unmistakable vibe reminiscent of a time-worn Broadway or a Nashville in the making – Beale Street painted a lively picture of the city's cultural tapestry. Immersing ourselves in Memphis' musical heritage, we visited the Blues Hall of Fame, a walk through the melodic history of this soulful genre.

However, the intensity peaked at the Lorraine Hotel, where we walked on the same ground Martin Luther King Jr. trod moments before his tragic fate. The weight of history echoed in every step, reminding us of the profound impact that moment had on the nation.

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