Graceland in Memphis

[caption id="attachment_1531" align="alignnone" width="802"] Graceland in Memphis[/caption] Graceland is a mansion on a 13.8-acre (5.6 ha) estate in Memphis, Tennessee that was owned by Elvis Presley . It is located at 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard in the vast Whitehaven community, about 9 miles (14.5 km) from Downtown and less than four miles (6 km) north of the Mississippi border. It currently serves as a museum. The mansion was opened to the public on June 7, 1982. The site was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 1991, and declared a National Historic Landmark on March 27, 2006. Graceland is the second most-visited house in America with over 650,000 visitors a year; second only to the White House. Elvis Elvis Presley died at Graceland on August 16, 1977. His will appointed his father, Vernon Presley, who had long handled Elvis' personal, non-career business affairs, as executor and trustee. The beneficiaries were Elvis' grandmother, Minnie Mae Presley; his father, Vernon Presley; and his only child, Lisa Marie Presley. The will provided that Vernon Presley could, at his discretion, provide funds to other family members as needed. Vernon Presley died in 1979. Minnie Mae Presley died in 1980. This left Lisa...Read More

Shopping New Orleans

[caption id="attachment_1528" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Shopping New Orleans[/caption] As you explore New Orleans you will find gift shops and souvenir shops along Canal Street, Bourbon Street and throughout the French Quarter. To your delight and the delight of your friends back home who are waiting for a New Orleans gift or souvenir. You will find: New Orleans hot sauces, Louisiana spices, Jazz music CDs, Cajun music CDs, Mardi Gras masks, Mardi Gras hats, Mardi Gras beads, cowboy hats, funny hats, general purpose hats, New Orleans history books, New Orleans cook books, Cajun cook books, T-shirts, wind chimes, umbrellas, French Quarter street signs, Mardi Gras posters, New Orleans posters, bumper stickers, sun glasses , Mardi Gras dolls, Mardi Gras jesters, New Orleans coffee mugs, hand painted French Quarter roofing slates,Jazz figures, Cajun cooking ingredients and spices, Cajun children story books, fine hand crafted New Orleans arts and crafts, Tabasco condiments, Fleur de Lis and much, much more. Bourbon Street Shopping Whether you're searching for the perfect memorabilia or some lovely Mardi Gras beads to remember your trip, or you're hunting down an original painting or the perfect antiques, the French Quarter has plenty of options. The Quarter provides an interesting mix of...Read More

Drive along the Pennsylvania Turnpike

[caption id="attachment_1500" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Drive along the Pennsylvania Turnpike[/caption] A beautiful drive along the Pennsylvania Turnpike on the way to Richmond in March. The Pennsylvania Turnpike is a toll highway operated by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. A controlled-access highway, it runs for 360 miles (580 km) across the state. The turnpike begins at the Ohio state line in Lawrence County, where the road continues west into Ohio as the Ohio Turnpike. It ends at the New Jersey border at the Delaware River–Turnpike Toll Bridge over the Delaware River in Bucks County, where it continues east as the Pearl Harbor Memorial Extension of the New Jersey Turnpike. The highway runs east–west through the state, connecting the Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, and Philadelphia areas. It crosses the Appalachian Mountains in central Pennsylvania through four tunnels. The turnpike is part of the Interstate Highway System; it is designated as part of Interstate 76 (I-76) between the Ohio border and Valley Forge, I-70 and I-76 between New Stanton and Breezewood, and I-276 between Valley Forge and the New Jersey border. The road uses a ticket system of tolling between the Warrendale and Delaware River Bridge toll plazas. An additional eastbound...Read More

Beach Selfie

Beach Selfie The Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is responsible for promoting year-round leisure, business, meetings and conventions, international and sports travel to Virginia’s most populous city. Virginia Beach also is the number one vacation destination in Virginia. Tourism is a $1.3 billion industry in Virginia Beach, where we welcome almost 6 million overnight visitors each year. As the official destination marketing organization for the resort city, the Virginia Beach CVB is responsible for ongoing advocacy for the tourism and hospitality industry – which is one of Virginia Beach’s largest industries. To drive tourism revenue that powers our local economy, the Virginia Beach CVB also focuses on attracting tourism product development to ensure our destination stays competitive. With 14 miles of open, public beaches – with NO fees – Virginia Beach offers a variety of unique beaches to fit every mood. The newly-landscaped Virginia Beach resort area features live music, street performers, diverse festivals, as well as outdoor cafes and nightlife. If your idea of a "day at the beach" is more relaxed, visit Chesapeake Beach (known to the locals as "Chick’s Beach") for a more tranquil spot along the scenic Chesapeake Bay. Swimmers will enjoy the bay's protected shallow...Read More

80th Birthday Party

[caption id="attachment_1466" align="alignnone" width="700"] 80th Birthday Party[/caption] The Keys family came together in May 2013 to celebrate my mother, Jean Keys', 80th Birthday. Click here for a slideshow of pictures from this event. 28 May 1933 Your date of conception was on or about 4 September 1932 which was a Sunday. You were born on a Sunday under the astrological sign Gemini. Your Life path number is 4. Your fortune cookie reads: A friend asks only for your time, not your money. Life Path Compatibility: You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 2, 4, 8, 11 & 22. You should get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 6 & 7. You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 1, 3, 5 & 9. The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2427220.5. The golden number for 1933 is 15. The epact number for 1933 is 3. The year 1933 was not a leap year. Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 1/26/1933 and ending 2/13/1934. You were born in the Chinese year of the Rooster. Your Native American Zodiac sign is Elk; your plant is Mullein. You were born...Read More