Whew, 8 hours of driving can take a lot out of ya…especially if you started off tired. I knew it was going to be a long trip back home, when my eyes started feeling heavy only one hour into the trip.
One thing I noticed on the road was alot of ‘support the troops’ yellow ribbon decals on the back bumpers of cars, especially in southeastern MO. I only saw a couple of moonbatty bumperstickers. That was encouraging.
Anyway, I’m not even unpacked yet, but the kids are in bed, and I’m enjoying a glass of wine while I get caught up on the blogs.
How’d the girls do in their dance competitions, you ask? Well, the youngest ones, not so hot. They both placed in only one dance, but hey, winning isn’t everything. My oldest came home with three 1st place trophies, two 2nds, and one 4th. So, a good day for her. She’s an absolute monster in her hard shoe dances.
And guess who was there to entertain? You’ll never guess, this being Memphis, and all.
Elvis!!! That’s who! An Elvis impersonator, that is. An Elvis impersonator with plucked eyebrows, and a strange, sort of ‘too many cosmetic procedures’ kind of face. But the kids didn’t seem to mind. They all screamed with glee when he started singing Hounddog and threw stuffed hounddogs into the crowd. My youngest kept trying and trying to catch one to no avail. He finally bent down and just handed her one. That made the whole trip for her.
And yes, we did take the time to go visit Graceland before we came home, today. I’ll do a post about Graceland tomorrow, maybe, with pictures.