Hello. How are you? What have you been up to? Isn’t that what you say when you haven’t seen someone in a while?
I’ve been contemplating blogging again for a couple of weeks now. I’m not even sure what it is I want to say I just know I feel the need to write. I guess I’ll just start writing and we’ll see what comes out.
This summer I decided that I wanted to take the kids on a trip. I contemplated where we should go and thought about Michigan. My aunt lives in a quaint little town on Lake Michigan. My family went once when I was 14, and I remember loving it. For years I had thought about going back, but thinking about it was as far as I got. While Michigan sounded like a great destination I knew we could only stay in my aunt’s 2 bedroom, 1 bath house for a few days without feeling like we needed to move on, and that was a long way to drive for only a few short days. I mentioned the idea to my parents just to see what they thought. They mentioned that the last time they had driven up to see her they made it a full on sight-seeing trip. That sounded like an awesome plan to me. I studied maps and tourist magazines and figured out where else we might like to go between here and there. I didn’t want it to be an every-minute-planned kind of trip, but I definitely picked some places that the kids and I would love to see.
First stop Graceland, home of Elvis Presley. This was one of those places that I had never really had a hankering to see, but I thought the kids would find it cool. I actually enjoyed it more than they did. They saw an outdated house, a bunch of cool cars, and lots of memorabilia. I saw a house that wasn’t at all what I expected. Yes, it was outdated, but I couldn’t get over how small the rooms were. The kitchen, while sporting a TV, a microwave, and a few other surprising-for-1974 gadgets, was tiny. I thought about how different the wealthy live today. Huge kitchens, huger living rooms, and more stuff than they know what to do with. It was interesting to me. One of my favorite rooms was the TV room in the basement. It sported 3 TVs set back in the wall. That way Elvis and his buddies could watch CBS, NBC, and ABC at the same time. The only problem I see with that is that since remote controls weren’t invented yet someone had to get up to turn up and down the volume depending on what shows they were interested in.
I think I’ll call this part one since I’m tired and really ready to go to bed. I spent more time transferring my blog content back to this site than I did actually writing tonight. And I did notice that the pictures that went along with my posts didn’t actually transfer. Quite frustrating. I’ll work on that later.