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Yesterday we reached Memphis, Tennessee. We spent the day touring the National Civil Rights Museum as well as wandering the city a bit before heading south to Clarksdale, Mississippi. I remember liking Memphis from my trip back in the late 80s, and after yesterday’s wanderings, I like it even more now. It’s a wonderful place to visit, and there’s so much to see that you would need several days to do it justice. Now we are in Clarksdale, the town known as the birthplace of the blues. We had dinner at Ramon’s, loved by the locals for their absolutely scrumptious deep fried shrimp, and the side of pasta swimming in butter couldn’t have been more delicious. This is the part of the trip I have really been looking forward to, and so far it hasn’t disappointed. Next stops are Vicksburg, then Natchez, and down to New Orleans.

Photo above of the original home of WDIA Radio – “The Heart and Soul of Memphis”.