Friday morning we woke up and were joined by the Biscontis for breakfast! It was so great to have our friends arrive. All of us were excited to have a new buddy to talk to, myself included.
We left for Graceland in our rental car that seats eight. I didn't drive!! Graceland was, as one can imagine, very commercialized. We did the self-guided tour with a recorder. Interesting yes, a must-do again, most likely not.
After Graceland, we drove downtown to The Peabody Hotel. In the hotel lobby are internationally famous ducks. They swim in the lobby fountain and twice daily they are escorted by the Duck Master to and from the elevator. It is quite the production, and the lobby is filled with guests. The recently retired Duck Master had the job for fifty years. It's very serious business, and we all got a kick out of it.
Around the corner from our hotel was great Memphis BBQ. We strolled along Beal Street and down to the riverfront walk. The weather yesterday was perfect, sunny and mild temps, so our evening walk was a great way for the kids to burn off some energy. Dana and I finished the evening having a cup of coffee in the lobby while the kids watched a movie upstairs. LOVE that.
Hi. We are going on a great big road trip apparently. Graceland is great. We are at the Peabody hotel (she first pronounced the hotel name as "puberty" Hotel), and it's a famous hotel, and also they have ducks that walk on red carpet and go up onto the roof. They were funny! They kept looking over at everybody.