Friday, June 19, 2009

19 June 09,
Day 3 of the vacation. We left Oklahoma on Wednesday and drove to Memphis.
Graceland out front.

The girls having lunch.

On the steps of the Peabody Place in downtown Memphis.

Miss Dub had heard of albums/records, but didn't know what a 45 was.

We spent Thursday in Memphis, going to Graceland first and then headed downtown. Downtown we walked on Beale Street, obviously it's designed for night time attractions rather than early afternoon as it's mostly bars. However, we did enjoy it. From Beale Street we walked over to the Peabody Place mall, had an ice cream and then walked through the Peabody Hotel. Now, this was the first time I had heard of it, but apparently the Peabody Hotel has ducks that swim in the indoor fountain. A Duck Master parades the ducks from their own private suite upstairs down to the fountain at 10 a.m. and then marches them back upstairs at 5 p.m. and this is quite the sight. It was 3 when we went through and nobody felt like hanging around for another 2 hours so we loaded up and got back on I-40 east. We are currently in Nashville where we will hit just a couple of places before trying for North Carolina. We came to Nashville last year and visited Andrew Jackson's Estate, the Hermitage, as well as getting to go to the old Grand Ole Opry. Mrs. Dub would like to see the Belle Meade Plantation and we might stop at the Country Music Hall of Fame today. (Wade, you should get a phone today very soon, hope you're home).


Linda said...

Looks like ya'll are having a wonderful time!

I always have to laugh when Amanda refers to albums as "vinyl" as I guess that's the name they use these days. I doubt she knows what a 45 is either!

Sigh ... the times they have a'changed!

Keep on enjoying your trip!!

Sarge Charlie said...

We made a stop there a couple of years ago, i enjoyed it but still remember the shage carpet on the cealing, pure redneck.

Desert Songbird said...

I'm hoping to go to Memphis this fall, but it will not be for touristy things. Unfortunate, that, because I think it would be a great city to explore. I've heard of the Peabody ducks.

xianmarriedmom said...

Your "Miss" is looking more like your "Mrs." every day. Both are absolutely beautiful!! Oh, and you look okay too Sgt. Dub...

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