Spring break anyone?
Frosty the Spring Man we decided he was worthy of CNN………..
Back home in Arizona, I take great delight in entertaining. It can be a full on mega meal or an array of snacks for a group gathering to play cards. I enjoy the planning, preparations and the presentation.
When we arranged for the apartment rental in Venice, the planning went full speed. It was my great joy to plan a meet and greet for my fellow "scarves" AKA "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Scarves".
Tags: a song a day till I get to Graceland, back beat tours, beale street, Elvis, Elvis music, Elvis Presley, elvis song, fan appreciation, great music, history of mississippi, history of mississippi river, itineraries for Memphis, legends, live music, Memphis, Memphis activities, Memphis tourism, peabody hotel, Priscilla Presley, puppy love, street trolley, Suspicious Minds, the King, things to see & do in Memphis, touring Graceland, travel, Video
When I was eight years old, Priscilla stole my man. I had every intention of marrying Elvis. In my mind, we became engaged the night my sisters and I all sat around the tv watching Elvis in a special wearing black leather. I can’t remember the year but I certainly remember Elvis and the hearts popping all around my head. Wonder if any other young girls ever had those thoughts? Older girls? Hmmm, I imagine there’s a couple.
Elvis you left us too soon but I understand that sometimes when there is something truly magic and special the light can’t last forever. You catch these gifts while you can. I never got to see Elvis perform live. I am making a trip to Memphis and until than I am going to post a song a day by Elvis. I won’t tell you when I’m going, let’s keep it a secret. It will lift my spirits before the trip and give me something to look forward to….as you know, any day hearing an Elvis song is a good day.
Thank you Elvis.
your loving girl,
March 22: Suspicious Minds http://youtu.be/i-3wErjjKPI
March 23: Never Been to Spain http://youtu.be/mdYYcMH4dmw (I always knew this song from 3DN)
March 24: Can’t help falling in love http://youtu.be/lmakK7BSRnE
March 25: Jailhouse Rock http://youtu.be/tpzV_0l5ILI
March 26: in the Ghetto http://youtu.be/2Ox1Tore9nw
March 27: Burning Love http://youtu.be/DcJac6OykfM
March 28: Amazing Grace http://youtu.be/B3XdXEJEI4E
March 29: The wonder of you http://youtu.be/MyrQqmc5UT8
March 30: My Way http://youtu.be/2e3CFIHCe8M
April 1: Blue Suede shoes http://youtu.be/Bm5HKlQ6nGM
April 2: Blue Christmas http://youtu.be/7ODrPL9-kEs
April 3: Hound dog http://youtu.be/rOvUdZgl7vo
April 4: Love me tender http://youtu.be/-Y-bd3aDMGA
My Memphis trip is shaping up like this: (any suggestions, please post) I’d love to hear your thoughts or experiences.
Or what the hey just say hi !
Oh and I did make it to Liverpool recently and what delight when I saw this sign there. I would have settled for that George Harrison if I couldn’t have Elvis but that Patty Boyd stole him too! Sighhhhh what’s an eight year old girl to do?
National Civil Rights Museum
Beale Street Downtown – music & blues
Maine street trolley – (way to see downtown)
Peabody Hotel – ducks at 11 am
Historic Memphis Walking tour – $15
Mud Island River Park – history of Mississippi River & nice park
Elmwood cemetary – yellow fever victims here and neat old headstones
A. Schwab, Beale Street. Dry goods store whose motto is “If we don’t have it, you don’t need it.”
eat everything! SO I CAN:
Today is a big day in our household and not just because we are making home made burgers to eat later although that in itself is a cause of celebration.
No, today is the day when we get a supermarket home delivery. This is a rare occurrence for us and is our first since possibly September last year. That's not because we don't buy food, we do but just not generally from supermarkets.
Tags: bucket list, England, great buildings, Henry VIII, history, illustration, London, places to see in London, the tower of London, things to do in London
We so enjoyed our day here. Use the audio guide and allow yourself a few hours for exploration. It was far bigger than I thought it would be. You can go at night to see the key ceremony as well but you must apply in advance for tickets. That was pretty cool and is a 700 year tradition
their website: http://www.hrp.org.uk/toweroflondon/
Tags: animals, arts, Celtic Compass Tours, cliffs of moher, compass tours, crosses, Galway, illustration, Ireland, irish day, photography, private tour, reviews, rugged landscape, scenic beauty, stunning scenery, things to do, things to see
“Memorable, fun and beautiful Irish day…….and I have the photos to prove it!”
My friend booked us with Celtic Compass tours and I’m really glad she did. This turned out to be such a fun, memorable day with a buffet of everything that Ireland could deliver. Stunning scenery, gorgeous animals, Irish roads, castles, ruins, crosses, the sea and more. Walter is a great guide and driver. He will also work around your interests as well so if you require anything not listed, just ask. I definitely recommend Celtic Compass Tours.
Here is their website: http://www.celticcompasstours.com/
Tags: bus tours, Connemare & Cong, Galway, Galway Tour Company review, Ireland, Kylemore abbey, landscapes, travel
I really enjoyed this tour. We went on the Connemare/Cong outing. The guide was funny and informative. I can’t tell you how the sight of Kylemore Abbey just stuns you. Incredibly beautiful. Our driver knew the roadside sheep as well and stops and waits patiently for them to cross the roads. There are many beautiful sights to behold on this tour. The day just goes too fast.
their website: http://www.galwaytourcompany.com/gtc/daytours.jsp
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Tags: bands, Beatles, Beatles Magical Mystery Tour, Cavern club, entertainment, George Harrison, illustration, John Lennon, liverpool, music, Paul McCartney, Penny Lane, photography, photos, reviews, Ringo Starr, rock & roll, rock and roll, Strawberry fields, tours, UK
A Beatles tour not to be missed. Is there anything better than seeing Liverpool, learning about the Beatles early history, visiting homes while listening to the tunes? I think not.
Penny Lane is in my ears and now in my eyes.