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DAY 89: JACKSON, TN TO TUPELO, MS

The eighty-ninth day kicked off in Jackson, TN. We drove through Germantown, TN and the landscape offered large oak trees with fields of green foliage. When we entered Memphis, TN there was a brightly painted mural that featured a grizzly bear with a hat and red swirly glasses playing a guitar. The mural’s background was also filled with music notes, blue flowers and geometric shapes. The Memphis Pyramid was visible from the highway. The 324 ft. pyramid was built in 1991 as a 20,142-seat arena, but is now operating as a Bass Pro Shops mega store. At the Wolf River harbor there were two large riverboats that were available for guests to board and tour the Mississippi River. The riverboats were made in 1980, but feature historic 1850’s design. They also include stages and dancefloors and are also available for hosting special events. Next, we visited the famous Beale street entertainment district. The Orpheum Theatre is a famous Broadway theatre that for nearly 40 years, has welcomed the cast and crew of Broadway touring productions with a home-cooked meals. This tradition of hospitality has made Memphis and the Orpheum among the most anticipated stops on their tours. A statue of famous American singer, Elvis Presley stands tall. With a guitar in his hands and doing one of his signature poses, Memphis pays homage to the singer that relocated and lived there when he was 13 years old. Beale street is full of lively music and restaurants. The street has been called  “The Official Home of the Blues” and was stomping grounds for legends such as B.B. King. In downtown Memphis, a tiger statue with a positive message claiming all people are equal stands. A photographer and a girl were in the middle of a photoshoot, but were more than interested in learning about the I.D. 4 and the tour. As we headed out of downtown, we saw a man riding his three-wheeled recumbent bike. We then visited Elvis’ Memphis home that was dubbed, “Graceland”. Graceland was the 500 acre compound that housed Elvis’ mansion, private gardens, and aircrafts. After, we left Tennessee and travelled into Mississippi. The sun set and filled the sky with swirls of fiery hues. We made it to Tupelo, MS and our day had come to an end. 

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