I haven't posted too much. Every time I tried it wouldn't post.
We got to Memphis yesterday afternoon after visiting the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock. That is very well done and worth a visit. The tour opens with an orientation film narrated by the former President. Then there are all sorts of the alcoves devoted to events in the Clinton Presidency. There is good coverage of the impeachment and the events leading up to it.
We had lunch in Cafe 42 on the lower level of the Library. It's called Cafe 42 because Bill Clinton was the 42nd President. Cute, huh??? Then we went to the Museum shop to look around. Lots of kitschy things to buy there. I bought a crystal paperweight and a presidential patch for the scrapbook I'm going to make of this trip. Lauri mentioned security in her post. The Library has extensive security. My purse had to go through the x-ray machine, DH had to empty his pockets and put all of that through the machine as well. Then we walked through those airport type of detectors.
On Thursday we were in Oklahoma City for the National Memorial. That was very sad and painful. Those little empty chairs for each of the children who were lost just about broke my heart. Afterwards we went to the Museum across from the site. There is a video presentation done by parents who lost children and THAT did do me in. I started to cry and I didn't care who heard me. Outside of the museum we sat quietly on one of the benches. Barry finally said to me "I can't believe that Americans did this to other Americans."
One of the most poignant moments of the visit was when I saw the picture of Capt. Ray Downey, Fire Chief of the City of New York. He's outside the Murrah Bldg. (what's left of it) pointing and talking with an OK City firefighter. On Sept. 11, 2001 Capt. Downey and Fr. Francis Judge, Chaplain for the NYC fire dept died after being trapped in the collapse of the south tower of the WTC.
On another note: before leaving Amarillo I bought a new pair of Justin cowboy boots. I bought them in brown, but now I think I also need them in black. Thank goodness the store (Cavender's) has a website. Retail therapy is very important on long journeys, right!!
Now about food. I had some terrific BBQ in Amarillo at the Country Barn but I think I have to say that last night's dinner at Corky's BBQ here in Memphis was the best I've ever had. But I'm finished with BBQ now. It's salads and fish for me fom here to NJ or I'll never fit into my dress for the wedding.
Today we're going to Graceland. We know we won't see Elvis though. He's standing on every street corner of the Las Vegas Strip, LOL. It's hot and humid, real summer time weather. The kind where iced tea tastes wonderful and the warm air feels terrific on your skin.
More later, L&H's, Luci
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me lay an invincible summer. Albert Camus