Sunday, October 17, 2010

#129 No Elvis & Not Much More

Well we got here early Friday & spent some time just exploring Memphis. We first drove by Graceland & from what we could see it was a destination for tour buses & Elvis die-hards. Driving around the Graceland area all we saw was run down, dilapidated, & depressed neighborhoods. From there we drove north towards Beale Street, the home of the blues. There were some neat old neon signs & a few B-B-Q places but it was mostly tourist trap Memphis style. Once again we are somewhat less than impressed by the man-made than that made by Mother Nature.

We have spent time at the RV park walking the dog & just sitting by the Mississippi River watching the river traffic go by. We have seen numerous flocks of geese flying south in the traditional Vee formation & knowing that we are not far behind is a good feeling. We can cross Memphis off our list of places to go & move on down the road. With the size of our country the list is long & will take time. This is the life we have chosen & we love it.

On a sad note we just learned that RV friends of ours were recently run down & killed while out for a walk. We only met them a few times but RVers develop friendships quickly & I know they will be missed. This only reinforces our feelings that life is short & meant to be lived. We are better for knowing Margie & Bruce and send our condolences to their family.

Tomorrow will be spent getting ready to leave Memphis. Our Next stop will be Pigeon Forge TN. This will be another long day on the road so the more we can get done the day before we leave the earlier we can get on the road. Maybe even before 9am, HAHAHA. So this is goodnight from our home in Memphis TN because.....

Home is where we park it,
Frank & Mary

1 comment:

  1. Our prayers go out for you and the family affected by such horrific news. I pray that the responsible party is being punished to the fullest extent available. Never let a day go by without telling your family you love them dearly!!!

    The kids enjoyed your postcard from the Mall of America, and it was an educational lesson so tell Mary she did well. They want to take a vacation and go see it too :0) John refuses to take valuable vacation time to go hike a mall though LoL He rather hike a trail :0)

    Hugs and blessings from Texas,