… the home of Elvis… Memphis … birthplace of Rock and Roll… and it was quite a trip. Only a weekend really, for my mom’s birthday. Had plans to see many of the sites, not really thinking that I could not get most of it done in a few days. Well – I was not counting on the twists and turns thrown my way. Between travel issues (weather and non-weather), the freezing temps (for someone coming from Southern Florida), the tornado warnings, time spent at some attractions, the distance to others and the fact that Memphis closes up on Sunday early… we failed to see everything that we set out to explore. So … I have a few things to admit about my trip to River City : (1) it was not at all what I was expecting. (2) You can’t see everything in one weekend. (3) Memphis Graceland was not as strange as I thought it would be.
To spend quality time in at least one area of every state. Quality time means exploring the area; rest stops, gas stations, airports or train stations do not count. The goal is to explore the natural and cultural environments of these regions. Each location visited has a story, pictures for my amateur hobby addiction, and maybe a piece of jewelry/art.
Posts will chronicle excursion research and planning, the trip and, of course, the post trip hang-over (i.e. picture review). I hope to share some stories, laughs and lessons. Most importantly, I wish for my stories to inspire others to get out and see this vast, diverse and beautiful country.