On to Home of the Blues

 

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Just a quick stop in St. Louis and on to Memphis. We started out on US 55, but once again I veered off the beaten path to US61, “The Great River Road.” So much more relaxing than the interstate.

As former teachers, there are some things that we must stop to investigate. The sign said “New Madrid.” We studied earthquakes in school. New Madrid was the site of the most powerful earthquakes to hit the contiguous United States east of the Rocky Mountains in 1811-12. Must stop. The town of New Madrid was pretty sad. But why would anyone really want to live in an area that has had regular earthquakes since 1811 and wasn’t even near a beautiful ocean. The video described the earth rolling in waves and the destruction. Yup. Wouldn’t want to live there, but the museum was a nice, informative stop and the view of the Mississippi (at a very high level) was great!

We arrived at our AirBnB in Memphis in the late afternoon, tired and hungry. Oh, what good luck. Gus’s Fried Chicken was right around the corner. Yummo!

A short walk and we were on Beale Street. Even on a Sunday night there was music. Alfred’s on Beale had a big band. Nice way to end the night.IMG_8392

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