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Oct 26, 2017 - Beale Street, Memphis

Another day in the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll...our tour of the day was Sun Studio where we got to see the beginnings of many a star including Elvis. There was lots of memorabilia and clips of the recording sessions of too many musicians to mention. I am sure you will know Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison for sure. Then quick walks through the souvenir shops of the Memphis Music Hall of Fame and the Memphis Rock n Soul Museum as all the walls are covered in photographs and information. One of the best...

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65 is good!

Oct 4, 2017 - Features of Mud Island River Park

1. Mississippi River Walk: This is a scale model of the Lower Mississippi river from the Ohio River in Illinois to the Gulf of Mexico. The model shows cities and structures along the river and includes maps of drainage areas. As you walk along, you can see different historical events and geographical transformations, ending in the “Gulf of Mexico” where you can take a boat ride! 2. Transportation on the Mississippi Exhibit: This exhibit shows the evolution of transportation on the river, from early canoes to modern day boats. The exhibit...

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Oct 4, 2017 - National Civil Rights Museum Exhibit

After looking through several exhibits in the National Civil Rights Museum, I found one exhibit in particular that interested me most. It was called "Separate is Not Equal" and told the story of desegregation in public schools. The exhibit caught my attention, and prompted me to do some research about the topic online. Before desegregation, white children attended one school and blacks attended another, usually lesser, school. According to the Plessy vs Ferguson case of 1896, this was viewed as constitutional. Segregated public facilities...

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Oct 4, 2017 - What St. Jude’s Hospital Has to Offer a Patient

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital offers top-notch service and care for their patients. At St. Jude, children receive top quality care and treatment all without cost. Whether it be radiation or surgery, parents always have the security that their child will be well cared for regardless of their ability to pay. Doctors here use research from St. Jude’s labs to treat patients more effectively and help their patients to cope with the effects of treatment. Not only do they pay for care, but the hospital also pays for all of the patient and...

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Oct 4, 2017 - Memphis, Tennessee’s Slave Haven

Through going to Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum, I think that visitors can learn a lot about slavery in America. They can learn all about the slave trading business in America, from the time a slave was captured to the time they were auctioned off and sold. Someone visiting this museum can also learn about what life was really like for these people and discover the stories of those who tried to escape and those who tried to help liberate African-Americans. One way many blacks tried to escape was through the Underground Railroad. At...

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Oct 1, 2017 - Features of Mud Island River Park

-River walk: visitors can see an exact scale model of the lower Mississippi River flowing from the Ohio River to the Gulf of Mexico -Monorail: A Swiss-made monorail that takes you across the harbor to Mud Island River park. Visitors will experience the great views of downtown Memphis, the Mississippi River, and Mud Island River park. -Pedal boats: Unique pedal boats, which takes through through a one acre water area, have the best view of the Memphis skyline. Visitors can relax and float, or get active and pedal! -Museum: This museum is...

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Sep 28, 2017 - Memphis, Tennessee's Slave Haven

A visitor to the Memphis, Tennessee will experience a full immersion in what it was like to be an African-American slave many years ago. Taking a tour of the house, vistors will discover secrets of the past that have been hidden for over 100 years. Visitors can go down into a dark, damp cellar and see trapdoors and hidden passages were fugitives were kept and veiled from others. One will see many artifacts and objects that tell the stories of those people from many years ago. As you can see, this visiting this museum is not only a great...

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Sep 25, 2017 - What St. Jude's Hospital Has to Offer a Patient

At St. Jude's Children Research Hospital, doctors and nurses can really form strong connections with their patients. Besides having amazing workers, St. Jude also makes sure to always help out their patients. A St. Jude family will never receive a bill. All of the expenses for a child's treatment is completely covered by donations. I think this is incredible, because when a child is going through such a difficult time, the last thing the family wants is to have to worry about a bill, debt, or not being able to provide their child with the...

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Jun 5, 2017 - Memphis, TN.

We spent the day at Graceland. The last time we were here, when our granddaughter's mother was her age. Then you got to walk around the front yard and go across the street to a strip mall that sold Elvis memorabilia. The strip mall is gone and a building containing everything Elvis, including his planes, has replaced it. The prices have gone up just a little. Okay, lets say it's expensive. We had a good time. Ava knew about Elvis and his songs, but did not know he was as famous as Michael Jackson. Most of the visitors were 50 plus. Ava was...

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May 21, 2017 - Day 09 || Headed Home

For our last morning in Canada, Caitlin and I wanted to have a nice breakfast before leaving the country! It was Sunday once again, so most places where closed completely or until later in the morning. One of the only places open in time for us to eat before leaving was Blue Vinny Diner, which I'd been eyeing since Day 01 anyway! There was only one worker there when we arrived at opening time, and he looked like a deer in the headlights when he saw us walk in. Two other workers arrived later (the tram was down due to construction) while we...

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"America but cold"

May 16, 2017 - Took the Chevy past the levee!

Well P was there to meet us and about 2:15 we arrived in Murphysboro in our dark coloured Chevy Impala. Lots of room and comfortable seats. We woke L up and talked until 3 and toured the house. Chicita ( the dawg) took an instant and permanent dislike to J as we thought - she doesn't like men. Lots of barking , growling, and some nipping. She had to be put in another room. The cats didn't care - looking disdainfully at J! I of course kept a low profile in case I was treated as just another toy to be chewed! We slept well but arose at about...

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May 13, 2017 - Day 01 || Starkville -> Memphis -> Denver -> Calgary

Starkville I set my alarm for 1:50am this morning so that I could finish packing before we met at the bus at 3am. The entirety of my luggage is packed in my dad's 30-liter Osprey travel backpack and my own camera bag, both of which fit within airplane carry on dimensions. Since starting university, I have made international travel a yearly endeavor, but this has been my first trip that I have not checked in a suitcase. This is also my first professional international trip, so having such limited packing space while preparing for four days...

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"America but cold"

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