Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Memphis * Nashville * Litte Rock SB '15

Sunday, March 15th, 2015
1st Stop...
we weren't the only ones wanting to see the King's Palace
our traditional selfie 
family pic (terrible lightning - boo)
a peek in the King's casa...
Priscilla & Lisa Marie
Living Room
Billiard Room
 The Garb
more awards than one could ever imagine...
Drive in to downtown Memphis
our traditional luggage rack pic
The Famous Beale Street
King's Palace Cafe for dinner
BB King style live music 
We were excited that our best buddy "E" was sitting right behind us :D
(Abby is such a Ruley...she loves her some meat & potatoes!)
We had heard about human acrobatics on Beale street...they did not disappoint
however, wasn't the best place for kiddo's so we cut the night short
Monday, March 16th
Nat'l Civil Rights Museum
Lunch at Memphis' #1 rated restaurant...
18 pieces please w beans, mac 'n cheese, cole slaw and white bread on side
Miss El decided to pass once she saw the lil' birdies arrive; and to be honest, this is not my kind of meal whatsoever...I took a bullet for the team ;-)
A. Schwab Candy run on our way out of town...El used her own $ to get some goodies. Was super touched how she bought Owen some candy. Love generosity!
Tuesday, March 17th
Nashville, TN
DT Nashville Trolley Tour
So much many cool venues, museums, etc
Love them!
Nashville's beautiful Capitol
American Pickers store
Will's 1st College visit ~ Vanderbilt
Children's art music
A ride definitely meant for my "Abby" :-)
Had a late lunch at the recommended Pucketts in downtown Nashville
I think this was my favorite meal of the week...chicken, pork and beef BBQ sliders w sweet potato fries and cole slaw...yummm
Our buddy appears yet again!
Oh my...the custom made Goo Goo Clusters were TO.DIE.FOR!
Pinewood Social restaurant
had dinner with G's clients...Duane and Melissa
Jeni's famous ice cream parlor ~ the most interesting flavors I've ever seen!
So many to decide from, so we opted for this...
Wednesday, March 18th 
Nashville shopping did not disappoint...
Bought Abby Lou her 1st Mac lipstick
The boys were hangin' in while us girlies hopped around the Mall
Time to get in line for Blue Bird! 
 (#45 in line! the hubs was not hopeful at all...but determined moi simply HAD to give it a go!)
Luck was on our side...after a 2 hour wait, WE GOT IN!!!
We were simply giddy :-))
and so was this one...
Couldn't wait to see what this joint was all about...
4 Singer Songwriters spend 2 hours singing and sharing about their songs
all good things come to an end :-( 
Blue Bird ~ thank you for an Amazing evening!
Quick run back to the Nashville Mall for the last hour of shopping...boys loved the North Face store! The girls and I loved Charming Charlie's!
Will sporting his new Blue Bird tee and me my new NFace jacket and Blue Bird hat
No other way to end our Vacay then...
el' Nacho Libre
Thursday, March 19th 
Stopped by the Clinton's Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas on our way back to T-Town
Clinton's actual Limo
His oval office completely replicated
another selfie by the goofballs
The Ruley Cabinet
Big Daddy, with his almost beard, ready to get his crew home safely
 (longest he's ever gone w/o shaving...Momma loved!)
Our traditional Taco Bell burrito run on our way back to home sweet home
G had a lil' fun before he shaved off his Mountain Man look...Yes. We were all scared. Very scared.
Our much prayed over Family Spring Break trip was a Success! We had a wonderful time of family bonding road trippin' across 3 states...seeing things we had never seen, listening to 4 Lifechurch podcasts, eating lots of unhealthy food, practicing kindness, and just being together. GOD IS GOOD!