Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Our campground is connected to the parking lot for Graceland, so it is a very easy walk to Graceland. Mama decided to visit the gift shops on Monday. As she was walking, she met a young man who started talking to her. He was 28 and he shares the same birthday as Elvis. He told her that he lives in Mississippi and travels to Nashville quite often on business and always stops here on the way. He enjoys standing outside the gates of Graceland and talking with people. He has toured Graceland five times. Mama said speaking to him reminded her of an episode of Designing Women where the women visited Graceland and they met Elvis fans. The man and Mama walked to Graceland together and Mama was happy to have his company instead of walking alone.
|This is the plaza that is across the street from Graceland.|
|Graceland is there. Can you see it? Mama didn't have her regular camera with her. She just had her phone.|
|You can see it a little better here.|
|Writing on the fence outside of Graceland. There is also writing on the sidewalk.|
Mama asked the young man what he thought about the writing on the fence of Graceland. He said he didn't care for it He said they had power washed the sidewalk last week, but it was covered with writing again. Mama doesn't care for the writing.
The young man quickly left Mama's side when he saw a teen dressed as Elvis. BOL
There are several gift shops and three restaurants across from Graceland in the plaza. There are specialized gift shops for his music, films, clothes, Hawaii and general items. Mama didn't buy anything, but our time here is not over. Mama was hoping to find a "hound dog" item for us, but didn't see anything. Pictures are allowed inside Graceland, but not in the gift shops.
|Shops in the plaza.|
|The Lisa Marie, Elvis' plane.|
We are really amazed by the number of visitors to Graceland. The parking lot is huge and it gets about half full each day. Elvis weeks begins on August 9th. It gets really crazy then, but we won't be here to see it. We are moving to a state park on Sunday. Mama would like to stay to people watch during Elvis Week, but our budget doesn't allow it. :-(
The Greyhound Who Is A Very Cool Hound
Monday, July 29, 2013
|Here we are on Hound Dog Way.|
The Greyhound Who Was Part Of A Sightseeing Tour. BOL!
Sunday, July 28, 2013
|The parking lot behind the sign is for Graceland. (This is our front view when a camper is not parked in front of us.) Graceland is down the street.|
|Our site. Definitely a nice yard to take a nap.|
|Dog walk area.|
|See, there is a lot of room.|
|The office. Mama hasn't checked it out yet.|
We passed by my old racetrack yesterday. I refused to look. I am retired, so no need to think about the past. I do think I should receive disability since I broke my leg while working.
|Southland -This is where I spent most of my racing days. I did a short stint in Florida.|
The Greyhound Who Is Currently Living At The End Of Lonely Street. BOL
Friday, July 26, 2013
While we were here, Dad celebrated his upcoming birthday with the family. His brother's birthday is in July and his birthday is in August. They had a joint celebration. A friend of Dad's sister made their cake. It took her four days.
|Uncle Rick is the hunter on the left and Dad is the fisherman on the right.|
The cake was huge! It was very moist and tasted great according to the folks.
Hopefully, we will get back on track with regular blogging now that our vacation is ending. Mama is really behind on her restaurant blog.
The Greyhound Who Wonders How Many Elvis' Look-A-Likes He Will See Next Week
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
|Scout found sand at the park.|
|I found this! Do you see it?|
|Yep, a bunny!|
|This is the church that Mama attended as a child and where she married Dad. The church was built in 1863.|
|The is the view from the church. The area is a farming community.|
After we arrived back at the RV shop, they told us we could come inside. It was in the 90's yesterday and too hot for us outside. They had a huge fan that we laid in front of until lunch time. We went to Jimmy John's and then to another park. We were back at the shop at 1:30 p.m. We stayed there until 3:30 p.m. It was a long day, but at least we were able to stay cool by the fan. The repairs on our motor home were much less than we budgeted, so that is good.
We drove to another campground here and that is our last stop in Missouri. The water pressure is really low here and it took over a half hour for Dad to fill up the motor home. We do not have full hook ups here, so we have to conserve our water usage. Mama can't do laundry.
Today, Mama had a yearly test done. We are now finish with all of that stuff. Mama says she doesn't like this type of vacation. It has been so busy and she is tired.
Oh, do you know what today is? It is my GOTCHA DAY! That's right folks....two years ago today, I moved in with this "crazy family". BOL
The Greyhound Who Can't Believe How Different His Life Is Now Compared To His Life At The Track
Sunday, July 21, 2013
|Scout was the only brindle there for a long time.|
A lot of the dogs looked like me. I had never seen so many white dogs with brindle or black spots.
|Scout, that isn't me! That is my cousin, Lester. I think Scout liked him better than me. She asked Mama if I could be traded in for Lester.|
|The guy next to me is my cousin, Cash. He is Lester's brother. I thought Cash was cool.|
|I laid down because I got tired.|
|Scout wore her fancy collar today. It is satin.|
|We were happy when it was time to go home.|
|Scout used me as a pillow. She never does that. I think she tried to make up to me after asking Mama if I could be traded in for Lester.|
The Greyhound Who Is Glad He Has A Family And Can Be Himself At Meet N Greets Because He Doesn't Have To Impress Anyone. BOL!
Saturday, July 20, 2013
We went trout fishing at Bennett Springs State Park. I am not sure why they call it trout fishing because I never saw a trout. Dad doesn't let us near the water because he is worried we might get a hook in a paw or that we might see some old bait and eat it. We basically just walked around the campground. Mama always likes taking photos at Bennett Springs, but she only did it as we were driving out of the park, so the photos are not that good.
|The "waterfalls" at Bennett Springs.|
|Yep, our vet is really called "My Vet". It's an easy name to remember.|
|"When is he going to see me?"|
|"Why am I here? I am current on my shots."|
After the vet visit, we went to the car wash. It was scary!
|Mama thought Scout's expression was really funny in this photo.|
|Cookies are in our future.|
The folks are visiting the family today, so Scout and I will hang out in the motor home. We are exhausted after the vet and the car wash, so we are happy to sleep the day away.
The Greyhound Who Doesn't Think Other Dogs Go To The Vet On Their Vacation.