Thursday, August 1, 2013

More Images From Graceland Plaza

Yesterday and today, Mama has walked to Graceland Plaza.  She enjoys the energy she feels there from the other tourists
 
The gates at Graceland.

A tour bus headed straight for Mama.

Mama and another lady stood in the street to get this shot.

Shop at Graceland Plaza.


Soda stand.

Restaurant


  
Mama bought this magnet. We are staying on Elvis Presley Blvd. so it suits us.
Mama also used one of those machines to turn a penny into a flatten penny with Graceland on it.  We have a few of those flatten pennies from our travels.  The plan is to turn them into magnets, but it hasn't happened yet.

Mama heard a dog barking as she was walking through the parking lot for Graceland yesterday.  She found the dog locked in his crate in a car.  She is not sure of the temperature, but it was 3 p.m.  At 6 p.m., the news said the feel like temperature was 95, so it probably was not any cooler at 3 p.m.  The windows were cracked and the car was in the shade, but you know it was hot.  Mama flagged down security.  He said he had received other complaints, but couldn't do anything.  The police showed up right then and the guard told them about the dog.  Mama thanked them and left. We watched the activity from our motor home.  The police tried to get the doors open for a while.  They were with the dog for at least 2 hours and we then saw the dog outside the car. The police left.  We thought the owners had come back. Mama decided to see what was going on and she saw that the police had gotten the dog out and tied him to the car door which was now open.  It was right then that the owners walked up.  Mama turned and walked away because even though the owner should be told not to leave her dog in a hot car, she was ticked to put it nicely that her car was "broken into".  We are really surprised that the police chose to handle the situation this way.  They left the dog outside with the door to the car wide open. The dog could have been stolen. The car could have had things stolen. We saw the lady walk up to the police cars that were parked at the end of the parking lot, but they were out on bike patrol. The lady came into our campground and sat at one of the picnic tables for about an hour.  We thought she had called the police to report what had happened but when we came back from our walk, she was gone.

Today is Dad's birthday.  The folks are going out to dinner tonight to celebrate.  Mama was going to make him peanut butter cookies, but he ate all the peanut butter last night.  Those peanut butter cookies would have been so good.   :::sigh:::  

Joey,
The Greyhound Who Wonders Why People Think It Is Okay To Leave Dogs In Hot Cars
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