Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Road Trip--Day One: The South and Memphis

Here we are, back home for more than a week (!) and I'm finally posting. There is something overwhelming about posting a trip once you get back--if you remember, I've always been a bit delayed (i.e. Brazil, Puerto Rico, Colombia...) So, I'm actually doing quite well here, I dare say. I think the only time I posted right away was New York...and that is totally out of respect to Christo. Otherwise, I am lazy.

We decided to rent a car as opposed to using either of our slightly (or quite) elderly vehicles. I remember with astounding clarity having to hitchhike or catch a greyhound multiple times due to vehicle breakdown. So, that settled, look at what yuppies we are! We rented a Prius! (Enterprise--shockingly good price and they didn't pay me to say that)

All packed up! (Not one or two.. THREE coolers resided in there...along with all of our "blue" stuff. Huh, must be a popular shade)

Driving across the beautiful Southeastern United States. We left Georgia, and hit Alabama and Mississippi on our way to Tennessee. We stuck to the back roads for the majority of our trip--we just used interstates through major cities and late at night.

I so wish we had gone to the Soul Patrol Anniversary!

This ain't just whistlin' Dixie...

The Mechanized Cavalry!

We rolled into Memphis as the sun was setting. Had enough time to visit Sun Studios, then take a quick swim at our hotel pool :)

Then we got all dolled up (I'm wearing flip flops with my thrift store gown) and hit Beale Street!

Next morning, we did a quick stop at Graceland.

(so, we may have opted to park at KFC and walk as opposed to the $15 Graceland parking fee...but we looked GOOD doing so)

Then we headed towards Arkansas!


Second Skin said...

HEY!! I just wanted to pop over really quickly to say hello and thank you for reading through my blog this evening! I have to run up and put my son to bed right now and pack for a camping trip and what not, so I apologize for not being able to stay longer and see what you are all about but wanted you to know that I plan to take a gander at your life when I get back! Nice to meet you!

TavoLini said...

oh girl, that is so sweet! thanks :D

Marjie said...

I hear you on elderly cars. I just find it cheaper to pay the repair bills than the payment book (not to mention higher insurance for a new car)! Don't you just love road trips?

Jenn said...

Graceland!!!! I've always wanted to visit that place. Thanks for the tip on saving $15 on parking. hehehe...I gotta remember that when I do eventually go. :)