Day 19 Friday 28th August- “Put on my blue suede shoes and I boarded the plane, touched down in the land of the Delta Blues” Mark Cohn

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While it is very sad to have to say goodbye to New Orleans today, we are trekking it all the way to Memphis, Tennessee. The home of rock and roll music 💜

While some of us were a little bit wounded on the bus after 2 big nights in New Orleans and slept on the bus, others joined in on a very competitive game of uno.

Good fun to make the tie go by I guess, nothin like a bit of friendly rivalry.

We arrived into Memohis kid afternoon and once we off loaded our luggage and freshened up, a large part of the group headed to the famous Peabody Hotel for the marching of the ducks in the lobby.

Myself and a few of the other girls walked out of the hotel together, and all though it was no more than a 10 minute walk to The Peabody, we were talked into taking a gorgeous horse and carriage with a beautiful mix breed in the back named Jack. I think it was all more about the dog than anything else in that moment. We all have dogs at home that we are missing, so nothing like some puppy cuddles along the way 🙂

Not much could be clearly seen at The Peabody; the lobby was absolutely jam packed with people. We did manage to get a half decent view when one of the nice bellboys moved the rope for us at the back so we could see closer 🙂


There was about 5 or 6 ducks that followed the masters orders by following them into the lift down the red carpet after The Duck Master told the history of the ducks being in the building and living in the fountain of the lobby.

Once the ceremony was complete, we headed back to the hotel for the ritual of pre drinking and getting ready to head out for an enjoyable night on the town!

Our first stop for dinner was a place called the Kooky Canuck, which means crazy Canadian.

The place was full of animals hanging above us, lodge like walls and a very Canadian menu.

The menu also included the Kookamonga Challenge which is a 4 pound burger and fries, which was featured on Man vs Food.

A few people took part in the challenge but unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on which way you look at it, no one completed the challenge.

I settled for a steak and a very large cocktail, The Maid of the Mist!


  

After dinner we were treated with smores before heading up Beale st the the Jerry Lee Lewis cafe and honky tonk.



The view was absolutely amazing from the balcony, where all of Beale st could be seen.

It was similar to Bourbon st in New Orleans, but cleaner and safer. People were somewhat happier and it was all about the music, but a different kind of music. New Orleans it was jazz, but here, here was pure rock and roll.

After a pricey drink at Jerry Lee Lewis cafe and honky tonk, we decided to head downstairs and across the road to our new go to place, Wet Willies for a slushie 😀



These slushie a are purely lethal, but don’t taste it. In fact they taste amazing. And so cheap! I think that’s why they have become the go to place, especially when we can get a drink from there, walk around the street with it, and even take it into the next bar with us no problems!

The evening was is to the Coyote Ugly bar here in Memphis.

Due to a few pre drinks, a couple more cocktails along the way and my slushie in hand, myself and a few other girls made our way onto the bar with the encouragement of the rest of our group and bar staff who were already on the bar.

It was only short lived as I knew my balance wasn’t at its best and quit while I was ahead!

After a couple more dances on the dance floor, a group of us headed back to the hotel to call it a night.


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