22 February 2009

Trip to Arkansas

Ever since Nicole went to see Kelly while she was visiting her sister Lisa in the Little Rock area when we were in Ohio we'd been meaning to visit there as a family and stop by Memphis on the way. So since we had two more weeks there we took the second to last week to go there.

We drove down to Beale Street to see what was there and decided not to get out and walk around because it didn't look exciting enough. Instead we drove through, got out, and took some pictures.

Next we visited Elvis's home called Graceland. The home has been restored to its condition when he died and also contains a museum. I could probably give you a bunch of tidbits about the guided tour but I will not bore you. You can cruise the website or Wikipedia article if you really want to know more. The one thing I will say is that apparently Elvis liked mirrors.

After going here I ended up renting the Elvis Miniseries which aired on CBS. It was a very interesting movie and I highly recommend it if you want to learn a little more about the life of the King of Rock-n-Roll the lazy man's way.

When we got to Todd & Lisa's house the first thing Micah wanted to do was try on Todd's flying helmet. The second set of pictures are of us getting the grand tour of Todd's work at the air force base. We had a great time visiting the Sangster's and getting to see the base. It was a good learning experience for us all. Thanks for the fun time Sangster's. Thanks for the hospitality. We hope to see you next time in France!!

1 comment:

Deep thoughts... said...

Looks like you enjoyed yourself at LRAFB. I was a Guidance and Control Technician and worked on the instrumentation, autopilot, and INS systems on C-130's there at Little Rock from 1981 to 1988. Some of your photos took me back a few years!