First of all, why did we go?
Then, what did we do?
Who did we see?
Most of all, were there ducks?
Writer David Cohen says "the Mississippi Delta begins in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis (pictured above, with its famous ducks and Alex) and ends on Catfish Row in Vicksburg." We didn't make it as far south as Vicksburg. But everything we saw in Memphis was south of here, starting with Beale Street, about three blocks down. Our hotel was across Third Street from the Peabody. We only went north of here once, about a block, to find a diner.
This was the antithesis of the Lorraine Motel, where (until desegregation) blacks were supposed to stay. Here everything was opulence and plush luxe.