Memphis to Gatlinburg
Day 11 - 30th May 2012
Sun Studio, delayed in Nashville & Mayor Crabapple
Return to Summer
It was time to tackle
our first really long drive of the trip, 430 miles from Memphis to
Gatlinburg (plus a diversion in Nashville).
Checking out of the hotel, probably our favourite from the whole trip...
Pyramid Arena - Memphis's white elephant - it's an icon, but it has
been empty for years, but is due to re-open in 2013 as an enormous
hunting, fishing and camping shop...
really enjoyed the musical experiences in the city, we wanted to make
one last stop at Sun Studio before we left Memphis...
Cafe bar in Sun Studio...
the tour guide was excellent and even though it's essentially a
two-room tour, it was an enthralling tale and well worth the visit...
Standing by the 'X' marking the spot where Elvis would stand to make his first recordings...
a microphone that Elvis used, in front of a photo of the 'Million
Dollar Quartet' taken in the studio of Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl
Perkins, Elvis and Johnny Cash during a very informal jam session