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Full time RVers & having the time of our lives! 😎

Memphis And All things Elvis!

Well we enjoyed Memphis Tennessee & was so happy to share this time with my Sister Kathy for her milestone Birthday!! She flew in & staying at The Guest House at Graceland & I got to spend two nights with her there! Gorgeous Hotel right across from our Graceland RV Park!! We started it off with The Peabody Hotel & the Duck March! So darling!! Then BB King Blues & BBQ! It was yummy & the band was awesome!! Went to the waterfront & saw the bridge all lit up that goes to Arkansas. Saw The Pyramid Bass Outlet & Cypress Lodge! Wow! What an awesome place!! Went by St Judes Children’s Hospital founded by Danny Thomas!! Today we did all things Elvis🕺 Graceland tour which was fantastic! Toured his Automobiles & his wardrobe!! Wow! What a fun & memorable time! Then we went down to the waterfront again & did a Memphis Riverboat Sightseeing Tour on the Mighty Mississippi!! Lots of history on that River!! We also picked up my nephew Scott from the airport as he’s here on business & he went with us to dinner! Then took a Pink Cadillac Limo to Marlowe’s BBQ for a delicious fall off the bone rib dinner with okra, Mac & Cheese, corn fritters. We were stuffed! Came back to the Hotel & they have a full fledged Movie Theatre which shows Elvis movies from 7-10pm! We watched Viva Las Vegas with Elvis & Ann Margaret! Sooo good!! Tomorrow going to Tupelo Mississippi to see Elvis little home, Church & Museum!! Sorry this is so long but I wanted to get everything in!! Have a blessed week!😎

Today, was again all about Elvis!! We drove a beautiful drive through Northern Mississippi to Elvis’s 🕺birthplace in Tupelo Mississippi! What a darling town! We saw his humble home his daddy built & his church where he sang some! Nice Museum & the grounds are beautiful! On our way home we stopped in Oxford Mississippi to eat some Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken!! Yummy! It was spicy & the sides were great. Then we went to the Campus of Ole Miss (Rebels)in Oxford! What a beautiful University!! Wow! 🕺😎

Nashville!

We did a Nashville City Tour today & then we strolled down Lower Broadway or The Honky Tonk Highway! It was fun. Went in and listened to some bands. It’s just amazing the History in Nashville!! Some of the biggest Country Stars got their start right on Lower Broadway!! We saw the Parthenon built to look like the one in Greece. Saw the Ryman Auditorium & the Stadium for the Tennessee Titans!! Also saw the Hermitage Hotel that supposedly has a fantastic men’s restroom! LOL Also the beautiful Vanderbilt University. Weather was nice & no humidity! Tomorrow night we are going to the Grand Ole Opry!! Still loving Tennessee!!😎

Dollywood, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg

Dollywood today! The temp was warm but no humidity! It was great! We were there when the park opened & they start with singing the National Anthem! How awesome!! 🇺🇸😎Saw a lot of shows with a lot of talent!! There are lots of rides for the youngins & we loved everything about the place!! We did a lot of walking but if you’re not up to it you can rent the motorized four wheelers!! Whatever they are called!! Southern Gospel Museum is there with the Blackwood Bros original bus they converted to a tour bus!! Happy Goodman memorabilia’s things too! Lots of places to eat! It was a fun day!!

Well we took abuse from the waiter Kyle, which was quite the character, at Dicks Last Resort in Gatlinburg Tennessee! If you don’t know, this place torments you for fun!! Lots of fun & my Baja Tacos were so good!! I’ve been to one other Dick’s in San Diego with my sister years ago! But I don’t think they are there anymore! Try to go to one at least once!! Loving retirement! God is good!

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Great Smoky Mountains

We spent the afternoon in the Great Smokey Mountains! Eastern Tennessee side & the Western North Carolina side!! The mist & fogginess that wafts through the trees looks like smoke! It’s just beautiful! We also walked a while on part of the Appalachian trail! If you are a big hiker you will love all the trails in the Smokey’s!! We were at the tallest part of the Smokies at Clingman Dome, North Carolina! The little Tennessee town of Gatlinburg sits at the base of the Smokey Mountains & is so darling!! There is so much to do in this area! It’s just breathtaking! Of the three prominent towns, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg, I’d have to say Gatlinburg would be my place!! The other two towns are great but tons of traffic for the area. They say it’s a lot lighter now than it was in Summer! Yikes!! We finished our afternoon with a Baseball Nut ice cream from Baskin Robbins!! It was yummy! Such a beautiful place here in the Smokey Mountains!

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The Ark Encounter in Williamstown Kentucky!

The Ark Encounter is wonderful! Noah was so faithful to follow God & just trust Him to build the Ark!! Can you imagine?? When you come take the day to see it all. There are many videos that you should see & today they are having a Southern Gospel group & Ken Ham (Answers in Genesis)is going to be here so we are hanging around! This was his dream & the Creation Museum! It’s a lot of walking but if I can do it you can. They have motorized carts & wheelchairs to rent if needed!! There are places to eat, the Ararat Zoo with petting areas. Zip lines & kids play areas. Lots to do & see!! We stayed in a nice RV Park in Georgetown KY but there are other places to stay! 🙏🏻🇺🇸😎

Chicago by Train!

Well today we took the Metra train from Joliet, Illinois, were we are in a nice RV park, to Chicago! It took a little over an hour & was great as there is so much traffic in Chicago & parking can be expensive. We paid $10 each RT because it was a weekend!! We also did a Groupon for the Chicago Red Trolley & Double Decker Tour. Great & it takes you all over town & you can hop on & off. Went to Navy Pier & had a yummy Chicago Deep Dish Pizza! It was great! It was a small & we brought most of it home! Did The Ledge at the Skydeck in the Willis Tower! The tallest building in the Western Hemisphere! The Architecture of the buildings in Chicago is amazing! Some from the 1800’s & some Ultra Modern! The River Walk is awesome too! It was beautiful weather & a fun day! Put Chi Town on your bucket list! 🇺🇸😎