Thursday, June 01, 2006

Tenneesee 2006

We had a fun Memorial weekend trip. The drive there was long (we didn't get to our hotel until almost 2:00 Saturday morning), but the fun we had later made it all worth it.

A few pictures for you:

The reason for the trip was a 'Cattle Bulletin Board' picnic. Mark has become friends with other 'cattle' people from around the country and one from a little place called Gallatin, TN hosted the picnic. They lived on a true farm, complete with cows, horses, chickens, peacocks, goats, and a pig!

Mark had some crawfish shipped there from home and everyone had a great time eating mudbugs.

The next day, we went to see 'Dead Elvis' and he was indeed dead. Sorry to disappoint. I hadn't been to Graceland in about 25 years and it sure has grown! The whole tour is automated, with headsets for everyone. I took a picture of the back of Graceland because that just doesn't get much publicity, does it?

I can't get this damn blogger thing to import anymore pictures . . so my vacation post will continue tomorrow....

19 comments:

Greta said...

good times girl...glad you had fun....i am glad to know for sure now that elvis is dead...i will DEFINITLY sleep better tonight knowing that the elvis case is closed and he has kicked the bucket. bwhahahhahaha

Anne said...

oh wow! What a great trip and you totally chronicled it. That's so cool! Glad you are back home safe and sound.

momyblogR said...

So glad you had a wonderful trip. Tennessee is a great state, huh? Man, had I known you were having your picnic in Gallatin I would have come up and said "Hi"...you were only 15 minutes east of where I live, lol!

Maybe next time!

Glad you make it back safe and sound.

Great pictures as always.

Jamie said...

What a great trip! I love Memphis and everyone needs to see the King's digs. I actually grew up about 30 minutes from Gallatin so you were near my hometown. Glad you had a fun trip.

chesneygirl said...

Looks like so much fun!!
I've never been to Tennessee.
Love the picture of the whole fam!
Glad you had a great time.
Looking forward to the rest...

:)

Erin said...

Sounds (and looks!) like you all had a great time. Glad your back =)

Krisco said...

Fun!

kendra said...

Glad you had a great time. So sad that Elvis is really dead;) The pic of the whole fam is darling!!

naive-no-more said...

Looks like you had a great time. Makes me want to go on another vacation.

Lisa M. said...

Oh how fun. I love vacations like that. Everyone looks so handsome.

martie said...

Glad you all had a good time. Glad you made it back safely too! Loved the pics of Graceland...I've never been there.

Mary Tsao said...

Graceland is kind of odd because we are now used to so much more in the way of luxury -- it's hard to imagine that his house and its furnishings was luxurious, but I guess it was. Can you believe how many people still go there from all over the world? Amazing. It is moving when you get to the end and see the burial plots.

BTW, your kids are going to be as tall as you soon! Also, I think Gallatin is where my stepdad used to work. Small world!

Petite Mom Blogger said...

Sounds like you all had fun! Crawfish! Yuck! LOL! I tried to try those on vacation!
My boys would love those animals!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

candyfortheteacher said...

Gallatin TN is only 30 minutes from me. My husband and his family owned a 300 acrea farm for years. When his dad died 19 years ago the family sold it. If you come to gallatin let me know maybe we can have lunch.

holli said...

I can't believe Elvis is actully dead???

I'm so glad you all had a good trip. I love the pics, as usual. I can't wait to see more!!

LAMommyof3 said...

Sounds like a great trip! I love Tennessee - it's amazing - they actually have 4 seasons!! Here in LA we only have 2 - hot and a little less hot! LOL Thanks for sharing the pics!

KristieSue said...

LOL I have trouble with the stinkin' picture poster on blogger sometimes too. Looks like ya'll had a great weekend. I LOVE Crawfish! Now I'm hungry.

mothergoosemouse said...

Love all the pics - the crawfish and the family in particular. Looking forward to more!

Lala's world said...

I have always wanted to go to Graceland! I have never been down that way before! glad you had a good vacation and you made it home safe!