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... on freeways, with quite a lot of head wind. The scenery was somewhat interesting, some long dry flat stretches and then long rolling hills with scrubby vegetation was we approached the Ozarks.
We decided to head on down a little further than planned to check out Branson. It is a popular mecca for tourists of a certain age, with its beginnings in regional music festivals, but now it has become a huge commercial destination ...
... small in comparison with mansions today, it had a tiny pool with huge grounds; he had a ginormous stable built and called rising sun after his favourite horse rising sun. He had a mediation garden, which is now where he is buried along with his mum, dad, grandmother and twin brother who was stillborn. His grandmother outlived all of them. It gives you shivers, there is an eternal flame there above his grave also. Lisa Marie still goes to the house and stays and ...
... bowl of Championship Gumbo, Pulled pork and Voodoo potatoes and Bread. The Gumbo was wonderful. The rest was good - ribs a bit spicey for Marie. I had a local beer which tasted like Fat Yak from home and Marie had a Sex on the Beach cocktail. We left some pork and potatoes because we were full. $66 all up including tip.
Caught the 9.30 Shuttle, back to Heartbreak Hotel by 10, bed by 10.30. Up early for 8pm shuttle to Greyhound ...
Suzanne and I couldn't decide if we wanted to see Graceland. I know we are in Memphis, why wouldn't you? Once Suzanne found out they had a Zoo with Bonobos it was a no brainer. " A happy Wife an even happier Husband" is what I was thinking about when I said "sure Honey let's go to the zoo." Suzanne loves watching the primates and the Bonobos were really cool. They had a toddler and a baby, which was worth the price ...
Today i woke up at 7am, showered, dressed, went down to
breakfast, ate, then back to the room where i got ready for the day,
there was a bit of time before we left so i was able to get on the
wifi for a bit. I also uploaded a few pictures to Facebook. We meet
up at 9.30am, it was just starting to rain as we headed to Graceland.
I had decided not to bring an umbrella as the rain did not look like
staying and it was just sprinkles at the moment.