Sunday, July 29, 2012

Rainy days

Well, it was rainy yesterday, and I had the prayer classs , so no bike ride. Let's do the Trip report from my last Memphis Ready to go to MEM: Arrival at ALB N454UW waiting to go to CLT The Albany airport is on the sit of the oringanl Shaker farm: Yeah, it's pretty empty: on board: Charlotte Motor Speedway: Downtown: The best place in CLT is at the end of "D": soon, it was time to goto Memphis Terminal E - home of the little jets: Just slightly cramped spotters area at CLT: Yep, This is Memphis:

Sunday, July 22, 2012

This post is illegal in Uzbekstan

That wasn't quite what I had in mind, I tried to put three song in , but you tube blocked it everywhere but Western Samoa. I Know who much Don liked the song,so it was relatively to make the decision to duplicate it, For an experiment, I tried the other somg by themselves: That worked good, although You tube did some funky stuff with the borders, so let's try the other one: I did cheat here and use the Millon Dollat Quarter version, which is only Illegal in Germany. I had tired using the version with the Imperials, the Gospel Quartet Elvis used after he (acutally Colonel Parker) had a Falling out with the Jordanaires: . So son, I tried, but them money grubbing music companies got in my way. RIP buudy, and enjoy lots of ride on Katrina

Sunday, July 15, 2012

donuts for donald

Since Donald is back in the hospital, I did another donut ride In The woods: Turnaround in Castleton: Patina: Under the B&A: Is that a medium? and the USS Slater. It started to rain, so I headed home:

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

That cotton-pickin musuem

My Mother didn't want to go here, but I am presisent: The Cotton Museum is at the Old Memphis Cotton Echange. Some Nice murals: The Orignal Big Boards: Delta Airlines started as Delta Crop Dusters in Monore, LA: We went to the Metal Museum, but mom did not want to get out. Did see old man river: I did get a souivenr (in cotton of course): Lunch was at leonard's (eat where Elvis ate:) not bad

Friday, July 06, 2012

Mother gets a Pink Palace

I took Mom out the Pink Palace today. It's Memphis' History museum. another place I haven't been in 30 years. It was built by Clarence Saunders, who invented the Modern Grocery store by founding Piggly Wiggly in the 20's. He started to build a massive mansion in the 20's, but lost control of the Piggly Wiggly company during the Great Depression. He made a deal with the City of Memphis that he would give them the house, if they would forgive his property taxes. Yes, it's Pink: and inside, there's a Piggly Wiggly: , complete with 8 cent cans of campbell's soup. Mom checks out the Drug store: A bit more like Memphis' better known Mansion: we had Pizza for lunch, and then went out to Shelby Farm before looping by Uncle David's Real Estate office in Bartlett (still there!)

Recording history

My mother had a lost a bolt from her walker, so I went out to get one. I found a a local Hardware store on Madison, explained my issue, and 74 cents later, we were back on the road. I took her with me to Sun studios: They were plenty of folks there. The current sun studios is actually two buildings, The studios, and Next door, where there was a diner. The diner did double as the offices, as this is where Elvis signed his first recording contract. Speaking of which, here is the actual lathe used at the time: It's upstairs of the diner, in what was an old rooming house. We went down, and I picked up mother (stairs were too steep), and we went in the studio the way Elvis did: The front door. You don't get to do that with the normal tour The studios: BTW, the photos are from my phone. They don't allow flash photography, and with the Cell coverage I get here at the Parkview, it's a lot easier to get them uploaded. Afternoon was spent shoe shopping. I'll leave you with a promo:

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Yes, it takes all day to pack my suitcase

Well, I did get out for a ride saturday, I started out farirly early and got in 30 miles. I supposed to have a hair appointment that after noon, but My stylist was sick. So I went into todat. And it's still pretty hot out there this afternoon, so I'm probably going to stay in and pack my suitcase for the 4th. Maps generated by the Great Circle Mapper - copyright © Karl L. Swartz.