Heading to Biloxi to get our gamble on and see what kind of trouble we can get into. Any suggestions?
Sorry we are posting this on Thursday but we’ve been kind of busy and it’s really hard to type on an IPhone so we had to wait til we got Wi-Fi.
Tuesday morning we woke up in Memphis. it was a good feeling, although we had stayed up really late the night before. In our attempt to wake ourselves up, we walked down to Beale street to grab a bite to eat. We tried out the Blues City Cafe. The food was pretty decent. Nothing amazing.
After we left the restaurant, we decided we should go check out Sun Studios, which is the historical recording studio of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and many more. We payed for the guided tour which took us upstairs to a museum type room with many cool pieces of history, such as clothes that Elvis wore, Old records, etc. We were eventually led downstairs by the tour guide, to the actual recording studio itself. We were told that people still record there, to this day. We even got to take pictures with the microphone that Elvis used to record. We highly recommend checking this out if you are in Memphis.
Next up, we visited an Underground Railroad Museum, called ‘Slave Haven’. It was located on Second Street. When we got there, we were the only people there, so we got a private tour. Our tour guide Tangela (I hope I spelled that right) told us the story behind the museum. It was built by Jacob Burkle, a German Immigrant, as a safe haven for runaway slaves. She took us down to the cellar, where they would hide, awaiting freedom. We learned so many things on this tour. Tangela was a great tour guide, and we definitely recommend checking this out.
Tuesday night we went down to Midtown and checked out the Blue Monkey and then went back to Beale street to do some karaoke at Superior Bar. It was packed! It was ugly sweater Tuesday so everyone was wearing ugly Christmas sweaters. We met some cool people and watched drunk people do karaoke, before we decided to call it a night.
Our time in Memphis was great fun. We will definitely be coming back soon (on a weekend next time). Thanks for the memories Memphis!
Sometimes a journey begins on such a high note, you hope that it can even go uphill from there. Yesterday was a blast! We left Augusta, Georgia around noon to head to Birmingham. We drove down I20 and listened to the best of the 90’s including ‘Crazy for this girl’ by Evan and Jaron and tons of the Fray since Justin is obsessed. We decided to drive right through Atlanta right since we live so close to it and have been there plenty of times. Around 5:30pm we arrived in Birmingham, AL and realized it was actually 4:30pm because of the time change. We checked out the Birmingham Public Library while we were looking for a public restroom. The lobby was filled with lit up trees and looked very classy. Mad props to the library’s decorative staff. Alright, enough about libraries. Thanks to a recommendation from one of you fine Tumblr followers, we decided to check out Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark. Unfortunately, Cameron’s shenanigan’s caused us to miss their open hours but we did ride around and look at the outside, and we must say, we were impressed!
As awesome as Birmingham was, leaving there and heading toward Memphis seemed like a lonnnggg 4 hour drive. Since there wasn’t many places along the way to stop, we basically drove straight thru and arrived in Memphis about 10:30 to check into our hotel. We threw our stuff in the room and quickly headed toward Beale Street to check out the nightlife. Our first stop took us to a local karaoke bar (forgot the name) and shortly after we left to head to a few more spots on Beale. Downtown wasn’t too crowded, but we did meet an awesome crowd of girls from LSU which we stuck with for most of the night! We enjoyed Memphis so much, we decided to stay here one more night before heading to Arkansas so we’ll let you know how Tuesday treated us!
We are trying to branch out to a few social medias. We recently adopted a little Twitter bird. Now there’s this cool new website catching on. It’s called ‘Facebook’. Ever heard of it? Click the link above to ‘like’ our page. We like to be liked. :)
btw. We have started packing for our trip and are getting super excited.
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So we have five more days until we hit the road headed for Memphis, Little Rock, Dallas and Austin! We have had a lot of cool people hit us up and let us know things to do in Memphis and Austin, but we are still looking for more things to do around Dallas and Little Rock! Keep those messages coming! Later today we will be posting a list of things we want to accomplish on this trip (a trip bucket list, if you will). Thanks to everyone who has been following us and make sure you keep up with us on this trip! We just might bump into you!