Monday, January 09, 2012
Charlotte Holiday Trip # 2 — MidWeek Blues —
Found this across from the Elvis Presley estate and Visitor Center in Memphis on our way to Charlotte.
It appears to be abandoned. Looks like the Memphis economy was on the Fritz for Memphis' Elvis Presley hanger-ons. Down the street was this Crispy Creme donut shop. We had orders from Danny, Mrs. Jim's brother, to pick some up as they don't have Krispy Kreme's in the Jackson area of Tennessee.
Our Krispy Kreme's in the Houston area have all closed also, perhaps even closed in the whole state. I haven't seen any where I've been in Texas for several years now. The donuts are here in the stores, shipped in from who knows where? Perhaps China or Taiwan or Indonesia.
Another thing we noticed on this street across from the Elvis mansion was that the street was tree baron and looked very dingy and neglected. Not good for Memphis! I'd go for this local bakery on the right. It's in Milan, Tennessee.
What follows are some more pictures from the Jackson area of Tennessee, mostly around Milan, Humbolt, and Gadson towns which are north of Jackson. [Note: Not all may have blue for MidWeek Blues but I wanted the buildings put in this post.]
Sunday was Elvis' birthday. Born January 8, 1935, he would had been 77 now. I also learned that he was stationed at Fort Hood about the time I was for training, like I was. That's one thing we have in common! (link)
Speaking of birthdays, also coming up on the 17th is Betty White's 90th birthday. She's a little bit and more older than I am! (link)
Looks pretty rundown indeed.
Here there is a reason Krispy Kreme shut down. Their donuts are awful. Much better places to have great donuts.
Have a terrific day. :)
And we have Krispie Kremes here.
Thanks for sending the dough boy info on ebay. Now hubby wants me to put ours on e bay instead. :) I didn't realize they were collectable.
Now it's all Dunkin' Donuts
I adore Elvis
Hugs to all
Hope your back is feeling stronger and stronger
oh - Hope asks for help to go into her "treasure chest" since she's not so good with glass
I love abandoned buildings, they call out to me (ok, not really, but I still like them).
"#5: Memphis, Tenn.
The blues were born on Beale Street in this atmospheric Southern city, where the cultural scene and barbecue are legendary. Indeed, early each May, the Beale Street Music Festival celebrates the rich musical heritage. But Memphis has struggled with poverty and gang activity for years, and the city’s 2010 robbery statistics were double that of the national average, earning it a spot on the list of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. The bigger picture is rosier: Violent crime has dropped 23 percent in the last five years, and efforts to stem youth involvement in crime have become shining examples for similarly afflicted urban areas."
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