Friday, April 19, 2013

Our trip to Memphis, Tennessee

We went on a little trip.  Well, the trip was kinda far, but we didn't stay too long! 

We had a really nice trip.  Rick did all the highway driving...I drove in and about the city.

We left mid morning on Monday, April 15.  We spent the first night in Shepherdsville, Kentucky.  When we arrived at our hotel, we learned of the Boston bombings.  How terrible.

Anyway, back to vacation...we continued our travels on Tuesday morning and arrived in Memphis, Tennessee that evening.  We had a great trip.  We went to the Peabody Hotel and saw the Peabody ducks!  The hotel is just absolutely beautiful.  We went to Beale Street to see a little history.  We went to Tunica, Mississippi and gave some of our money to the casinos there!  (Gotta help the economy!)

We saw Elvis Presley in 1973 in Las Vegas.  He was so good and that was the start of Rick's real appreciation of Elvis's talent.  I've always enjoyed his music and I believe he did a lot of good for our world.

Since we liked Elvis for many years, we thought we should go and see Graceland. 

On Wednesday we went to Graceland and enjoyed seeing the house, the grounds, the planes, the cars and all there was to see.  I was surprised that Graceland wasn't more "grand".

The house was large, but not by today's standards.  I enjoyed seeing how it was decorated and how he chose to spend money.  The private jet was really cool, the car museum was "wow" many cars, so fun to see these awesome cars.

Elvis did a lot of good in the world.  He was a very charitable man and did a lot for the music world.


1 comment:

  1. Wow! What a great trip you had! It would be fun to get to Graceland!


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