Friday, January 28, 2011

Santa Fe!

I am writing from my comfy bed provided by Stephen's mom. This house is awesome and I cannot wait to see all the buildings in the daylight tomorrow.  I love spanish style adobe houses, the curved archways, wood planks, stone everything.  There is a balcony off my bedroom with a view of the mountains, I'm gonna jump outta bed like Christmas morning tomorrow, to see them. 

Today's drive was nothing special, TX had lots of road kill, and I mean dead deer everywhere, not squirrels...and I saw at least three cow bones beyond the fence where they roam, at least I thought they were from a cow, the ribcage was big. We saw signs for Miniature Donkeys - come see, LOL.

Good Night!

Elvis sweater vest...I must find one, LOL

Elvis' Microphone!

Wind Turbines...the Now!

This Land is Your Land

We started singing in the truck, then found this and both got choked up as we listened and looked out the window driving through our great country. Enjoy and take a moment to breathe.


Sent from my jphone

Good Morning from OK City


Now, doesn't it seem like this should be an adult store? Maybe it was created for truckers to see off the interstate and deceptively draw them in, thinking it was a strip joint.  I'm just sayin'.



Jay is driving now and I should have a data connection. We are driving through OK now.  After going through AK with bumpy, aweful roads, we enter OK, where there was one lane for over 5 miles, a cement divider to my left, orange cones to my right, a drop off and Jason holding on to the oh s***t handle and sitting on the edge of his seat.  We finally make it through that and see some amazing stars in the sky, including the milky way...we did see one shooting star when we pulled off to view the sky.  We have hit, probably 3 more construction areas with one lane and the cement wall, yiks.  So far so good.  My eyes are starting to play tricks on me, but luckily I'm not driving now, HA. 

Graceland was cool, a jump back in time to the early 70s as you saw from Jays pictures.  I loved it.  We met some more east coasters, Nancy and Dan who we met at breakfast at the hotel.  They are from upstate NY Saranac Lake area and are driving to AZ  to their sons house.  We all took the shuttle to Graceland together.  She used to be a nurse and he used to be a truck driver, so they had stories to share. We thought we'd never get rid of them, they were very nice.

Did you know Elvis had an identical twin brother who was stillborn? Sad, but can you imagine if they were both around? Hmmm...