Two and a half hours out of Conway I saw the glass pyramid that I remember from previous visits. I pulled off the highway and turned onto Bass Pro Shop Drive. Huh? It turns out that, “The Great American Pyramid has been sold and is now a Mega Store. The tourist welcome center is next door so I stopped and got my bearings.
After getting a city map, I drove to Beale St and found a parking place. Sunday morning is a quiet time on Beale St. There were just a few tourists window gazing and enjoying a beautiful day. I went to the Memphis Jazz Museum and was sorely disappointed when I discovered that it was a privately owned exhibit with a poor selection of exhibits. “The stuff I saw at the welcoming center was better than this.” After an hour of wandering i heard some jazz and strolled into BB Kings nightclub where a trio and singer were performing.
An hour later and full of BBQ ribs I walked into the sunshine to find the truck and hit the road. Birmingham Alabama was a good place to spend the night. The next morning I got up early and drove to Punta Gorda.