After lunch, we walked down to the National Civil Rights Museum (which occupies the Lorraine Motel where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr was assassinated).
Unfortunately for us, the motel part of the museum is being renovated. Given that the motel was the part of the museum I most wanted to see, we decided not to go in to the museum and just took some photos of the outside. They told me they plan to be done with the renovations later this year.
|“I may not get there with you, but I want you to know that we as a people will get to the Promised Land”|
I find it eerily prophetic of Dr. King to say these words in a speech the day before he was assassinated.
After our walk around the outside of the Lorraine Motel, we walked back towards Beale Street and stumbled upon something neither of us had known was there: a Gibson factory.
Rambo loves guitars, so we decided to pop in for a tour. Luckily for us, the next tour started in about 15 minutes. There are no cameras allowed during the tour, but I did get a few snaps of the lobby before we started.
|That’s an awfully big guitar.|
The Gibson tour was actually pretty interesting. There so much work that goes into making the guitars. No wonder they’re so popular.