My neighbor and friend Eric Doshier arranged another educational, historical and memorable trip for local residents in Lake Charles, La. to be a part of...Bar-BL-Que-N The Blues. The first trip was to Selma in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Marches from Selma to Montgomery better known as Bloody Sunday on March 8, 2015.

Like the trip to Selma, I went on the getaway to Memphis, Tennessee and took part in another extremely humbling experience with fellow Lake Charles residents. We stayed over night in Tunica, Mississippi at the Hollywood Hotel and Casino and the rooms were really nice.  Soon as we pulled up our keys were waiting for us, we checked in, relaxed for about an hour and a half before boarding our bus headed downtown to take in the sites of Memphis.  We toured the historic Beale Street, the iconic B.B King Blues Club, dinned at the famous Blues City Cafe and ate our fill of catfish, fried chicken and barbecued ribs, all while listening to some down home blues.

The next day we ate a delicious breakfast and checked out of the Hollywood.  From there we headed back to downtown Memphis to take a walk into history.  We retraced our roots from slavery, it's abolishment, the civil rights movement, the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who did it or didn't and toured the Lorraine Hotel and the National Civil Rights Museum..  It was incredible!  One piece they wouldn't allow us to take pictures of was the K.K.K. (Kin Killin' Kin) exhibit.  The powerful art was an in-your-face look at the black-on-black killings that have spiraled out of control to epic proportions in present times.

The trip to Memphis, Tennessee was out of site and on top of that, well organized. Long story short we had a blast!  Eric my friend you did it again!  Special shout out to our bus driver, Santos. Thank you for getting us to and from our destination safely.  He was our driver for the Selma trip too.  By the way, Eric already has another historic trip planned for later this year.  One even bigger than the first two.  So stayed tuned!

Below enjoy the many photos and videos taken on my trip to Memphis, Tennessee.

Me and my family getting our eat on!
Heading home!