We started our morning out by cleaning the Clarksdale house and doing some laundry. After cleaning and packing for our weekend, we piled into the cars and headed to Memphis. Storey, Nodar, and I were the life of the party van and jammed to some old Taylor Swift and some other great throwback songs.
After about an hour and a half of driving and jamming we arrived at the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel. I really enjoyed walking around the Civil Rights Museum and learning so many new things. I really liked how the museum put everything into a very clear timeline. We were able to see many interesting exhibits at the museum including the Montgomery Bus Boycott exhibit, the Brown vs. Board of Education exhibit, and the Sit-Ins exhibit. We also watched a film about the fight for equality in America.
Our next stop was the hotel in Memphis. We checked into the hotel and after a few room switches, we got ready to head out to Beale Street for dinner and the night out. After looking at all of our options for dinner, we decided on the Jerry Lawler Hall of Fame Car and Grille. It was, of course, fantastic. Storey and I had a great time listening to the live band, celebrating her birthday, and eating frickles (fried pickles).
After our incredible and fun filled dinner at the Jerry Lawler Hall of Fame Bar and Grille, Storey, Elvis, and I decided to explore Memphis and find a way to continue celebrating Storey’s birthday. We went to a few record stores, and eventually found a small ice cream shop to celebrate her birthday. While we were in the ice cream shop, it started to snow. Freezing, we all walked down Beale Street one more time and met many interesting people with interesting stories. We then headed back to the hotel to get ready for the next day’s adventures and to get some rest.