Friday, July 18, 2008

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Sandy’s quote:
“If you chance to meet a frown, do not let it stay.” (LDS Primary song)

It’s very late so this will be brief. We left Nashville this morning with Oklahoma City as our goal and we have achieved that, though it’s been a long day of traveling for us and it’s now almost midnight. We took a detour in Memphis to see the LDS temple there (picture posted above) and drive past Graceland. Sandy attempted to take a picture of Elvis’ home, but it’s right off of a busy street and there wasn’t much opportunity to stop. There’s so much more to see in Memphis, such as Beale Street, one of the early areas of Jazz, and the Martin Luther king, Jr., sites – the hotel where he was killed and the civil rights museum. We just don’t have time to do everything.
We took this picture while driving past Graceland. We're not sure what it is, but it was parked right next to Elvis' plane, the Lisa Marie, so we're assuming it was his car. It may not be, however, but we're including the picture nonetheless.
Sandy thinks she’s almost cured of her bridge-over-large-bodies-of-water phobia. We crossed the Mississippi today, and the state changes from Tennessee to Arkansas right in the middle of the bridge. Sandy handled the crossing pretty well – Edie still doesn’t care for it.

We also were detained in Fort Smith, Arkansas, because the internet told us that there was a great frozen custard place there, but the reality is that it doesn’t exist. Oh well, we’ll just have to find a Cold Stone somewhere later.
This is a picture of the North Carolina temple. It looks as if it is the same design as the Memphis temple that is pictured above.

So, we are almost home. We will cross the top part of Texas tomorrow and get almost through New Mexico. Sunday will be traveling through Arizona and then entering Nevada. It’s been a wonderful trip, but we’re anxious to be home.
Before we left Nevada, we made a non-cranky pact – we can’t be cranky with each other and we’ve managed to stay true to that pact. Can’t say the same for the people who have been traveling on the road with us. Some have made us cranky and others we have made cranky.

Isaiah – we left Tennessee, traveled all the way across Arkansas, and into Oklahoma.

Isaiah, Kobe, Jonas, Paul, Ines, Bill, & Karen – See you all soon!


Liripoop said...

whether or not the car did not belong to Elvis, it's certainly his style. Good luck with keeping the non-cranky pact, I reckon that's one of the toughest parts of travelling.

Anonymous said...

Hey you left me out. I'll see you soon too! :-)


bertnburb said...

Whoa. Wait just a minute, who is liripoop? Karen thinks we should be leary of that poop. We like poop. Okay mom, think about where you want to eat for your birthday dinner. See you soon.