Memphis, Tennessee!

Charlene and Ed

Charlene and I really enjoyed touring Graceland!

Charlene in front of mansion

Charlene in front Elvis’ mansion.

Today was a busy day! We drove from Nashville to Memphis, visited Elvis Presley’s mansion (Graceland), and went to Rendezvous restaurant for some of the very best barbeque in my life!

 

Elvis grave

Elvis’ grave

pool

I was not sure what to expect with Graceland, but I must say I was quite impressed! It was very well done and fun to walk through Elvis’s home. It was fun to learn about the impact Elvis had on music and culture in the US. It was sad he died at age 42.

 

living room

Charlene on tour of Elvis’ living room.

clothes

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It is Great to Meet with Relatives While Traveling!

Ed Valerie Taylor

I loved being able to have dinner with Valerie and Taylor!

Today was very special as I was able to have dinner with my cousin Valerie and her daughter Taylor! Charlene was not feeling well, so she thought she should stay in the motorhome and rest. One of the especially nice things about traveling is being able to see friends and relatives around the country. Valerie has lived in Nashville for many, many years, yet until today, I was never able to see her in her own “hometown.”

 

Taylor is a junior in high school and she is beginning to look around at different universities. She will be going on a road trip this month to see a number of different campuses in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia.

 

Willie Nelson

Many famous musicians have a strong, important presence in Nashville.

I really like Nashville. Next time we are in town, I would like to spend more time here so we can see more sites.

Nashville, Tennessee!

Ed

We love our spacious RV site that comes with a swinging bench and a table and chairs!

Today was a big driving day. We started out in Asheville, North Carolina and went west through Appalachia and about half way through Tennessee. We stopped in Nashville and want to enjoy this “music city.”

Nashville hat

Nashville

The drive sort of wore us out, but Nashville is such a nice city, it is nice to be back. I have always enjoyed visiting Nashville. The last time I was here, John was a senior in high school and we came to Nashville to watch the Tennessee Titans play the Indianapolis Colts. That brings back very special memories!

Titans

John’s favorite NFL team is the Tennessee Titans, based here in Nashville!

Tennessee flag

I have always liked the Tennessee flag.