Sunday, January 04, 2009

Elvis and I

I was looking at the last date I posted and it was a week ago today. I really have been a slacker lately. But I really do have a good excuse. I have tried to spend as much time as I can with my daughter while she has been here. We have watched alot of great movies, had alot of wonderful late night talks and also morning coffee chats. We have had several friends over and my other children have been here alot too. We also have gone to a few places too. Its just so wonderful having her here. But it will all come to an end on Tuesday night when we put her back on a plane to Idaho. Its going to take us some time to get use to having a empty house again. I really don't like January,,its always a kind of "let down" month. Holidays are over and its back to work again. Also we don't really have decent weather here either in January. Its usually cloudy, dreary, or cold rain. Every once in a while we will get a little snow but most of the time it misses us. So, I am going to quit whining now and show off some fun that we had the other day when we took Allison to downtown Nashville. It was a nice sunny day and the weather was warm. We went down to the touristy part of downtown, lower Broad. This is where the little souvenir shops are and the little honky tonks where alot of Country musicians have been discovered. Our first stop was to visit with Elvis and have our picture taken with him.
And then,,guess what? We saw him up on the roof of one of the buildings,,along with Santa.

And I had to take a picture of my fave Football team's home. LP Field.

The picture above is of our Riverfront park and the red steel structure across the river next to the stadium is a piece of architectural piece of art that was placed there. Its pretty cool looking too.
Then I had to snap some photos of the Hard Rock Cafe.

We had a really fun afternoon and Allison loved seeing all the sites. I am enjoying my new camera that I got for Christmas too. Its so small and its easy to tote around in my purse.
Well, I am off to visit some blogs and then head to bed. Back to work tomorrow.
I hope every one had a wonderful beginning of a New Year and I promise I will be posting alot more in the up coming weeks.


jet1960 said...

You definitely need to grab those good times with family when you can. Looks like you are having a lot of fun.

Happy New Year!

Jeanie said...

Love the photos and seeing your part of the world. I don't blame you for not posting -- I don't think I would either -- I'd want to just be with each other. I'm glad you had a wonderful holiday. You're right about let-down month, though this month I'm so busy at work, I don't have time... but I know what you mean...

PEA said...

Elvissssssssss....omigosh, I wish I had been with you! I'm a huge Elvis fan and have been collecting on him since I was a young girl:-) I'd love to one day get to Graceland!!

I know what you mean about having to get use to the house being empty again once all the kids leave. Like you, I don't care for January at all, it's such a letdown after the holidays.

I'm glad you spent a lot of time with your daughter and I've no doubt she appreciated having you with her on those outings:-) xoxo

Shopgirl said...

You went to the Land of Elvis!!!!!
I just heard that he would be 74 years old. But the magic of Elvis will never go away...he is like apple pie, 55 chvey's and "Love Me Tender" it's a good thing!
Hugs, Mary
You had just to much fun!!!!!!

Janet said...

Thanks for the tour of your city. One of these days I hope to get back there to visit it again.

I'm sure you're feeling sad by now, and have an empty house. I know when my son leaves I'll be lost. He's been with me since November and now I'm used to him being around. I'm sending you a hug!

Pear tree cottage! said...

Hello Beth, what a lovley blog you hve I did enjoy looking at all the photos.......the gift unwrapping looks the same all over the world doesn't it! pure fun.

I will be back to see you again from here in Australia real soon.


Annie said...

I had to laugh when I saw Elvis. I just finished reading the first Sookie Stackhouse mystery - Dead Until Dark. Elvis, going by the name of Bubba, was a character in the book. No more clues but if you read the book, he appears about halfway through. He's quite the character and very unexpected.

Rosa said...

I have a picture of my mom and SIL with Elvis there too! What is El doing on the roof? Playing Santa???