My daughter and I started driving home.
Here she is at the onset.
She is the SELFIE QUEEN!
Remember how she looks here.
It is important later on in the blog.
Speaking of QUEENS....
We took a little U-Turn
from the Orlando airport.
and drove south about 3-1/2 hours to
Cape Coral, FL
We went to see my good friend
Queen Margaret...Queen of Crazy...
(which is why I love her)
She is starting a whole new life and is
the happiest I have ever seen her.
Thanks for lunch, Your Royal Highness.
From there we headed North.
We made a swing to the ocean and drove
A1A from Daytona to the top of Florida.
Then headed to the North Carolina shore.
We visited our dear friends,
Carol & Dr.Allen.
Allen had brain surgery a few weeks ago.
He has a cancerous brain tumor
and has had radiation and is on chemo
so please pray for him and his wife.
He is one of the most brilliant men
I have even known.
We used to play a game called
STUMP DR ALLEN...
Let's just say whatever we mentioned
he knew something about it.
The man is a walking encyclopedia.
Love you guys!
After we left there we headed almost directly West.
My daughter said that
needs to see GRACELAND at least once.
Being as I am an American I figured I had to go.
My daughter told me I could not go
looking the way I did.
She insisted I not straighten my hair.
My hair curls when I let it....
So...here ya go....
I'm thinking curls are a bit much on an old lady..
but there you have it.
Graceland-Home of Elvis Presley-
It was a chilly day but the people
around us were warm and friendly-
all coming to pay tribute to a man they loved.
We saw a couple
of old fat shoe-polish black hair Elvis "clones"
and that was interesting.
It was much like you would expect inside.
Lots of glitz and glamour.
the 60's & 70's.
I would have liked to see that...
Elvis would be 80 today.
I can't imagine an OLD ELVIS, can you?
I think we remember him at his best-
young and handsome.
We had one little scare when we
stopped at a hotel---
my daughter getting out of the car
"Mom, Why is that man
STARING AND STARING at me?"
Ummm...Could be because he is a
I thought I would wet my pants laughing---
but I didn't-thanks for asking.
Leaving Graceland we beat
a path home.
We were missing the family.
Now I'm not saying I am a boring conversationalist
but I was talking and looked over at my daughter
to see this.....
So--if you are looking for a traveling companion
and want to sleep the whole way-
I'll talk and drive and you can
So-now that I have bored you silly
with all our mis-adventures I
will change it up tomorrow.