MEMPHIS, Tenn. - As the Northwest Airlink regional jet landed at the airport here, I did not see "The King" milling about on any of the runways. He wasn't immediately visible in the airport's terminals, downtown's streets or in the lobby of the famed Peabody Hotel. There was, however, a crowd eagerly awaiting the arrival of ducks. They positioned their cameras to snap a picture of the fowl strutting down a red carpet to John Philip Sousa's music.
Elvis isn't the only one who gets the royal treatment in Memphis, as I found out on a recent trip to this city, whose attractions range from the lighthearted to the somber.