|Nan & boys. She kept them amused for 12 hours and deserves a BIG trophy.|
|Our cabin. Air conditioned with full kitchen and bath. I'm too old and knackered to crawl round on my knees in a tent for a week! Plus, we had a fridge for the wine :)|
|Danny, Yogi and cool dude Jack|
|Danny on the peddle cars|
|Jack on peddle cars. The blue inflatable water slide was a major source of amusement for all of us.|
My descents were erm, unladylike at best!
|8 hours of swimming, sliding & bouncing|
|Father's Day bedtime story "Don't let the pigeon drive the bus!"|
|Jack at Gracelands|
|Luke at Gracelands|
|How handsome was he!|
|Meditation Garden at Gracelands|
|Jack at Gracelands|
|Luke at Elvis's car museum.|
|Don't step on my blue suede shoes|
|Hay ride with Yogi. Danny wasn't touching that experience with a barge-pole!|
|Boogie on down on Beale Street|
|Elvis at 13|
|Elvis's mum Gladys bought him his first guitar from here for $7 as a birthday present.|
He wanted a bb gun. Good choice Gladys!
|Danny doing his thing|
|Luke finally conqueres the piranha|
|The Mighty Mississippi|
|The Peabody Hotel, Memphis|
|Duck parade at The Peabody|
|Danny & his dad on Beale St.|
|Jack & his mum on Beale St.|
|Captured on Beale St. - the most luxurious transportation for Pugs I have ever seen.|
|Bike night on Beale St.|
|In Nashville. My favourite holiday picture|
|Jack - Hello Moose! |
Danny - Pow pow pow!
|At Johnny Cash & June Carter's house in Hendersonville, just north of Nashville. They lived there 35 years, from 1968 to 2003. Anyone who's ever watched "Walk The Line" would get how special this place is. |
The mailbox was empty by the way ;)
|It's such a nostalgic place and so sad that it burned down in 2007.|
We spent a long while there, outside the wood and stone wall fence. It was deserted and felt like a ghost town, but had signs up saying security cameras were watching, so we resisted jumping over.
|The Cash/Carter property and the ranch house over the street (his mum's house where he spent his last days) are both for sale. I should probably buy lottery tickets.|
|Johnny Cash & June Carter's gravesite at the Memorial Gardens in Hendersonville. |
The cemetary also has the graves of all the Carter family, the Cash family, and Luther Perkins
|Craig took his family to The Grand Ole Opry|
So there you are. A fabulous holiday. I wish I had photos of the fantastic fun we had on the blue water slide and of Luke at Sun Studios and the Gibson guitar factory. Also, Luke got to go up on stage at the Nashville Palace and played his own song one night but we had already gone back to the cabin. Doh! How cool was that. There's still lots to do with the family so I'll be posting again. And I am currently nurtering about 6 little Mimosa trees that I took from the perimeter of Johnny Cash's garden. If I can have a tree in my garden, that came from his garden, then I'm going to be one very happy woman.