Travelling the Mississippi Midwest
I am heading out on a road trip through the middle of the USA. My travels will take me through Minneapolis to Chicago where I am on a work related course for 4 days. After the course is complete I plan to travel south from Chicago, down the Mississippi valley to St. Louis and Memphis. Afterwards I plan to turn north and return to the Canada.
The weather should be good and warm down south. Yesterday it was 23C in Memphis, which will make it feel damn hot compared to Winterpeg.
Some will recall that I visited Nashville, Tennessee last autumn. While I was there I loved it so much that I got the idea that I should also make a trip to Memphis, and see the “Blues/Rock and Roll” version of Nashville. Of course I plan to visit Graceland while I am there, but I am also looking forward to visiting the Sun Studios, where Johnny Cash and Elvis first got their big breaks, and the Civil Rights Museum; the latter encompasses the Lorraine Motel, the site where Martin Luther King was assassinated as it is preserved in its original 1960s format.
Other locations I plan on visiting while I am down south:
- Minneapolis: Mall of America
- Chicago: John Hancock Centre, Navy Pier, The House of Blues, Second City
- St. Louis: Gateway Arch, St. Louis Zoo
We’ll see what else comes up to visit while I am there! I will be connected to the net while I am travelling and will be updating this blog as time and resources permit.