Beale Street and the Civil Rights Museum | Memphis, TN | 10K Road Trip Vlog Day 23

Memphis was a roller coaster of an emotional day for us: from silly fun at the Peabody Duck Parade, to heavy sadness at the Civil Rights Museum, then to bewilderment at a Bass Pro Shops pyramid, and finally to sheer excitement on Beale Street.

This is Day 23 of our 10,000 mile road trip across the US.


0:19 – Peabody Hotel Duck Parade
1:20 – National Civil Rights Museum (at the Lorraine Hotel)
1:28 – Civil Rights Museum (part 1 – history: 1700’s to 1968)
4:14 – Lunch at Central BBQ (so good!)
5:35 – Civil Rights Museum (part 2 – conspiracies and explanations)
6:28 – Our review of the Civil Rights Museum (Spoiler: you should go to it)
8:56 – Bass Pro Shops Pyramid (and Ducks Unlimited)
10:32 – Beale Street (blues music!)

What’s going on here?

We quit our jobs, left New York City, bought a car, and decided to spend the summer driving around the US. The plan is to hit at least 35 states and cover more than 10,000 miles. Watch from the beginning here:

Music is royalty free:
“Sour Tennessee Red” by John Deley and the 41 Players (YouTube Audio Library)
“Grave Matters” by Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
“I’m Letting Go – Instrumental” by Josh Woodward (
“All My Shuffling” by Silent Partner (YouTube Audio Library)

“Walking in Memphis” by Marc Cohn (

Filmed on June 19, 2017 on a Canon G7X Mark II and original Canon G7X.

Our Gear:

Canon G7X Mark II: (it’s amazing and basically sees in the dark)
Canon G7X: (the original is almost as good, but less expensive)
Joby Gorillapod: (fantastic versatile bendy tripod – this is the slightly smaller “action” version that’s easier to travel with and comes with a mount for a camera and a gopro)
Macbook Air: (we edit everything on Final Cut Pro on a Macbook Air, which is light and easy to travel with)
External Hard Drive: (the videos are a little too big for the macbook air to handle, so I edit everything off an external hard drive)

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