Wednesday, March 28, 2007
An Impromptu Field-Trip
After achievement tests and a totally unplanned lunch at Backyard Burger with daddy, we took a spontaneous trip down the road to Tupelo, Mississippi! We decided we needed some new Easter duds and headed out! This had to be a whirl-wind trip because we were leaving town at noon and had to be back in town by 6 pm. We had a fine time shopping for new spring clothes--well, except that time in the dressing room when I had to face the fact that I needed a larger size in my dress--you can only suck in so far, you know!On the way there we pulled off at the Elvis birthplace exit. I am such an Elvis fan and I know it is not hip and cool to be an Elvis fan, but I can't help it. It's in my genes. K is a big fan too, only she prefers to keep it a secret--oops, guess I screwed that up! Sorry K.
This is a beautiful fountain they had. I took a picture of the kids sitting in front of it, but A had a terrible look on his face, so I had mercy and posted this picture instead!
Here is a redeeming photo of A shaking hands with the Elvis statue. This supposedly depicts Elvis at age 13. It could have been anyone really.
This is the teeny tiny house Elvis was born and raised in! You would not believe how little it is! He really came from meager beginnings.
We had such a nice time and we left with the kids asking to go to Graceland! My hubby and I went last summer--the day after Pres. Bush went with that Japanese dude-Yes I am up on my politics ;) ! I would love to take the children sometime and we have no excuse, since we live so close by!
Have a great day y'all!

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At March 28, 2007 11:52 AM, Blogger Coach J said...

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At March 28, 2007 11:55 AM, Blogger Coach J said...

Ok, so I deleted my first comment 'cause I had second thoughts. Now, here's what I said that I could keep:
Cool!! Glad you could get out of town for a while!
New thought:
How in the world do you need a bigger size in a dress? You don't appear to have gained anything!

 
At March 28, 2007 12:05 PM, Anonymous jodi said...

I just love last minute trips! All the fun without the stress of planning.

And I learned something today. I thought Elvis was born, lived, and died in TN. Obviously I am not "in the know" when it comes to music history.

 
At March 28, 2007 12:17 PM, Blogger annie said...

Okay, once you figure it out... take her picture and post it.

Looks like a fun trip, my day has not been too fun. I recovered with a therapeutic stop at Marshalls :) I had to take Iz for hip xrays this morning in preparation for the botox injections on Monday. (sigh)

I may post something about our experience and a pic of my treasures that I gathered. Poor Matt, called when I was knee deep in self pity and shoe boxes. He said, "Having shopping therapy are you?" At least he knows me well. I told him yes, but it was necessities so it doesn't count. I needed four pairs of polo flip flops for goodness sakes, right?

Annie

 
At March 28, 2007 12:27 PM, Blogger Carrie! :o) said...

We drive right by there when going home to visit David's family in Arkansas. I'm not an Elvis fan, so we don't stop. Great pictures, though!!

I saw a Backyard Burger (in Memphis, I believe) wondered if they were good. We don't have them here in SC.

 
At March 28, 2007 12:36 PM, Blogger Sonya said...

Huge Elvis fan here and I'm not ashamed to share it! LOL! My stepdad played him all the time growing up and I hated him as a child. When I became an adult, I knew all of the songs by heart and learned that I really do like him after all (waving my Elvis banner now! LOL). Glad you had a fun trip. I love spur of the moment trips but I rarely take them since I have lovely hypothyroidism and I stay tired alot!

 
At March 28, 2007 3:21 PM, Blogger Cyndi said...

You are such a fun mom! (Or in honor of Elvis, I should say "momma. ;) What a great "impromptu field trip!

 
At March 28, 2007 4:17 PM, Blogger Amberly said...

Oh, I remember going to Elvis's birthplace when I was young! I grew up in a small Alabama town not too far from the MS line and once they built that new mall in Tupelo, that was where we'd go to shop sometimes. Fun!

 
At March 28, 2007 6:17 PM, Blogger Mandalyn said...

I agree, you are a fun mom! I look forward to being able to take my children of field trips!

Can you believe after growing up in the South that I have never been to Elvis' birthplace?

 
At March 30, 2007 7:09 AM, Blogger gail said...

You know, I've never been there before! But probably should since it's my state!

 
At March 30, 2007 10:28 AM, Blogger Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Ooh, day trip! You know, I've lived in MS my whole life, but I haven't been to Tupelo or to Graceland (although we've been to Memphis a few times for other things). So cool you guys got to just hop on over :)

 

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