Leaving the lush area of the Smokey mountains onto Lynchburg was a simple, gentle and easy ride. Traveling with Damian and his spectacular Jack Daniels Limited Edition Challenger #91 , made this a must stop. What a cool town. Didn’t get a chance to do any tours but loved checking out the little shops and village. and so lovely to finally meet Dale and Janice on way .
Onto Nashville and what a party town this is, we had 3 nights and 2 days and could have had a week!! Met up with some fellow Indian Riders with Doug, Gary and Wild Bill. Leaving Nashville to Memphis we were taken ( thanks to the locals ) the scenic way with a ride thru the Natchez Trace Parkway, a smooth and wonderful motorcycle ride. This 444-mile historic route from Natchez to Nashville, TN winds its curvy roads through beautiful scenery, historic sites, unique attractions and 3 states.
Of course I wanted to see Graceland and it was so hot this day, plus we were late getting in ( having added the fabulous parkway ride) , so just parked out front and tried to get a glimpse over the fence.. The lineup of tourists was very long and just couldn’t face it; it had already been a long day. So next on the list is Beale Street.
Beale Street is one of the most iconic streets in America. It is three blocks of nightclubs, restaurants and shops in the heart of downtown Memphis, and a melting pot of delta blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll, R&B and gospel. HEAVAN!!! But it also has some serious history. During the Civil Rights Movement, the area was also where African Americans came to entertain and be entertained, shop, strategize and protest.
You can feel the music in all of the above areas. It’s got the vibe for sure!!! No wonder Elvis had the rhythm for a white guy!!
until next time …. stay safe xxx