Thursday, June 26, 2014

Day 13 - Westmoreland TN to Morrilton AR

June 26th

We packed the equipment in the bus after the concert last night so that we could make an early start today. We only had one stop planned - Graceland - but a lot of miles to cover.

The folks from Westmoreland UMC and Fairfield UMC dropped us at the church at 7:00 AM.  We packed the suitcases and uniform bags, then headed west towards Memphis.

Graceland was an interesting place.  I expected a much larger house, but it was surprisingly small.  

The mansion from the backyard

It was pretty extravagant and like a time warp back to the 70s. 






I think everyone enjoyed the tour.











After a quick (and moderately expensive) lunch at Graceland, we got back on the road to Morrilton AR.  Unfortunately, we were not the only ones heading west on I-40.  We hit a serious traffic jam about an hour west of Memphis, then another one just outside of Little Rock. We finally arrived at the church at 6:15 PM, about an hour later than we predicted when we left Graceland.  We switched things up a bit and ate dinner first, THEN unloaded the bus and set up for the concert.  The concert started a few minutes late, but all things considered, it wasn't too bad.

The concert tonight was at First United Methodist Church in Morrilton AR.



The church is very nice and the kids played very well.




Tomorrow we are going to go to Wichita KS for our last concert before the home concert.

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