June 24, 2013

1,000 miles down...

We've traveled just a little over 1,000 miles since heading out Saturday morning. 

We've driven through IN, IL, MO, AR, TN and we're back in AR.


Along the way, we've been scooping out kitschy stops.
We stayed at the Heartbreak Hotel Sunday night. It was exactly what I imagined.

You can even watch 24 hours of Elvis movies in your room.
The girls did swim in the heart-shaped pool after our tour of Graceland.
Doesn't everyone need a pink fuzzy sparkly phone?

Snowglobes and Elvis glasses are abundant in the never-ending gift shops. 

We managed to hit the last Graceland tour on Sunday.
The crowds were minimal and perfect for exploring the estate. 

Even Emma enjoyed listening to the audio-tour and learning more about Elvis.

A few of the many rooms found in Graceland.

Love the fabric-covered ceiling in the pool room.

Imagine the dinner parties in this glitzy dining room!

Stained glass peacock windows...would you expect anything less?

Long live the KING!

Josie's favorite restaurant on the trip so far was in Little Rock Arkansas. Our lunch was brought to our table via a mini train suspended on the ceiling.  

On Tuesday, we are back in the car for another 6.5 hours. We're headed across Oklahoma to visit the OK Route 66 Museum before we end the night in Amarillo TX.  

The fun continues!

19 comments:

Courtney said...

You guys have been busy! My parent's just got by from Graceland a few weeks ago. Logan would love that railroad restaurant! Enjoy your travels.

Lynne said...

Everyone looks happy for being together for the first thousand miles! Looks like you have seen and done a lot in three days! How does Emma like driving?

Have a fabulous trip . . .

ImagiMeri said...

Hunka Hunka burnin' Love!!!!! How cool! Too bad you missed Nic Wallenda tightrope walking across the Grand Canyon, maybe you guys can try it........hee hee.

Hugs,
Meri

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a great trip...so much fun! Enjoy the rest of this adventure.

Perfectly Printed said...

What a fun trip! Two of my girls visited Graceland when the oldest moved to Atlanta....they loved it! Said their favorite room was the one carpet on the ceiling! Thanks for sharing the photos, it's like being on vacation too!

Nellie said...

We have visited Graceland only one time. My husband is a real Elvis fan! We also saw the Peabody ducks when we were in Memphis. It sounds like you are having a marvelous time. Next time you are think about Tennessee, come further east!
xo Nellie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh my! You're having tons of fun! All of these places sound familiar to me! I grew up in AR and lived in OK and TX, too! What amazing sights you've seen! Hope you glimpsed Elvis, too! heehee! Be safe! Sweet hugs!

✿Carol✿ said...

There is NOTHING like taking a family road trip! So many fun side trips that you would never know about if you flew. Looks like you're all having a super fun time!

Donna said...

Sounds like you've all been having a great time! Did you have a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich at Graceland? I heard that was the Kings favorite!

Lutka And Co. said...

Wow, what amazing places you are all seeing, and what wonderful memories you are making!

Lee said...

Oh what fun!
So glad you are able to post from the road.
Continue on your family vacation/ adventure and don't forget to keep us informed! Hugs!

April said...

I love going on vacation with yall!! I love Graceland! I loved seeing his jumpsuits in the old Racket ball court. Have fun!!!

Jboo said...

Looks like a fabulous road trip!! Hope the gift shop had one of those pink phones for your girls --or maybe you!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

A road trip with stops at all the kitschy places, what could be better? Love seeing your photos, look forward to more. Gonna ride a bull in Texas? :)

vivian said...

another great vacation in the works for you and your family! love the pictures as usual. I would love to go to grace land someday. And I see Emma is helping with the driving! way to go Emma!
have a great time with your precious family Kimmie!
xoxo
vivian

Jodee said...

Oh my word! What an amazing roadtrip! It looks like you are having loads of fun so far!

Jodee said...

P.S. I missed the last post. Are you really driving through NE? If so, Jan and I want to meet up with you!

Tammy's in Love said...

I must head over to that side of the Route and see that museum! Williams was our favorite site, not much in Flagstaff but the one restaurant...

Pam said...

You'll have to tell us how you planned this trip when you get back. Did you just get in the car and drive or did you have stops mapped out?