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... for all 20 of us to congregate. Cannot build fires in the city so the propane "Fire in a Can" sure did come in handy. Reminded us of our childhood times spent around the campfire in AuGres. Even made S'mores. The kids sure enjoyed the pool and playground.
We're not all together very often so this was sure a fun time. Hopefully, this will be the start of a yearly gathering.
... like that fit under a bed (LOL). we packed a camp stove and cooking gear and some food. the other big container has our clothes (approx a weeks worth) we will be stopping along the way to do laundry. we are planning on driving to cali around san deigo and working our way up to san jose and then heading east. we plan to see the grand canyon and josuha tree on our way our and then heading up pch. we will be gone 5 to 6 ...
... my blue suede shoes and board the plane many hours ago. Lucky when I touched down in the land of the Delta blues, it wasn't pouring rain. Today however the heavens did open and poured down sideways. The streets were a washout. We ducked for cover and decided best to stick to the diners and museums, likely Memphis has the best in the world, particularly Elvis's old home, and place of rest, Graceland. We hired a car yesterday, so it was easy to get out there. It's 20 mins out of town. It's ...
Hat tip to Mojo Nixon for the blog title.
3 1/2 hours at Graceland and we are pretty much Elvis-ed out. It was everyone's first visit, except for Scott who had been once before.
His taste in home furnishings can be questioned but it's impossible to look at the rows of gold records, awards, fan mail, and flowers (which he still gets today!) and not be a bit awestruck.
There is lots of stuff to see: the Jungle Room, the 15 ...
... to a band called Sonny Mac and the Mac 3's. Sonny is small of stature but big on performance. It's good rocking blues, and he and Max connect, as Max seems to do with a number of these blues men. Next thing Max is up playing with them, both on keys and then on guitar. It's so cool watching this tall skinny white boy from some far off land raise a smile from real blues musos. There is also ...
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