One Kingdom, Two Kings

 

Over Thanksgiving break we visited Nashville and Memphis.  Then I got really busy with finals and studying for my learner’s permit (that will be another whole blog post on it’s own).

So now as we approach Martin Luther King day 2016, I thought it would be a good time to re-visit that trip. So the Kingdom is known as the great state of Tennessee, home to the Country Music Hall of Fame, The Grand Ole Opry, Vanderbilt University, and Hattie B’s Hot Chicken.  All of these things are definitely worth checking out, especially the hot chicken.  When you eat it, I’m sure you will be thinking “what the cluck” this is good!  Also, don’t forget to get your tickets early, like a month in advance, for the Bluebird Café.  It’s a dive  bar where sometimes people like Keith Urban or Blake Shelton wander in to play.

The original King of this Kingdom is the King of Rock n Roll, Elvis Presley.  The spirit of Elvis can be felt in places like Sun Records and Studio B, where you can take a tour and hear about how he got his start.  Or better yet, go to Graceland and see the “Jungle Room” for yourself.

Memphis is not only the home of gospel, soul and Elvis, it’s also, sadly, the place where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel.  The motel has been turned into The National Civil Rights Museum and the room where Dr. King stayed is still in it’s original state behind glass.  You can stand next to the balcony where he was shot, and you can re-live the struggle through the museum’s detailed exhibits.  So today I pay tribute to both Kings and the contributions they made.

It’s hard to know where to post this, because it’s a bit random, it’s also about travel, and then it’s also about fashion because here are a few cute boutiques I found:

Kitty’s of Nashville

Red Velvet Vintage in Memphis

Thanks y’all

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