Enterprises and is located almost directly next to the mansion. The hotel opened in October. A new visitor’s center with new exhibits call Elvis Presley’s Memphis opened in early March. With an autism conference going on, the hotel being open for less than a year and the visitor’s center being less open for less than a month, this was going to be an interesting trip. This would also be the first time that my visit to Graceland involved an overnight stay.
worked on our own, but we ended up talking to each other throughout the class trying to figure out what to do where Mr. Pechonick might not have given us very much guidance.
excuse for congratulations, gifts and well wishes, primarily from my immediate family. Last year, my wife took this to the next step and got me a present every day during the month. The most noteworthy gift was The Jawbone of an Ass, which I wrote about last year. She repeated this pattern again this year. I decided to document the gifts. Since it is April, it’s time to share the list:
things that was different from security in the US is that everyone was screened with the wand style metal detectors. They would also hold these wands against your body as they moved it up and down your body. This would be done to everyone regardless of age. It was also done in addition to going through a walk-through metal detector. In the US, you would probably get an apology from the security person if they even touched you with the wand. In China, it was the way things were done.
most of the high school basketball games. My cousin enjoyed basketball and we invited to go with us to one of the games in a nearby town. Our plan was to leave early enough to eat somewhere in the town where the game was being played.
good way to contact anyone to see where they were. Her grandmother lived next door so we could go and check with her. It was late enough that evening that we knew her grandmother would already be in bed.
Then she asked how many and I said two again. Later when she called our name, she mispronounced it. She didn’t seem that excited to be at work but still managed to walk way ahead of us as she took us to our booth. Before my wife sat down, she noticed a brown, wet spot in her seat. She said, “I can’t sit here!” I told her to sit on my side. I was going to run to the restroom and someone could wipe down my seat while I was gone. She was ok with that and I flagged down someone and asked them to clean my seat while I went to the restroom.
teammates to say. There are other words at the bottom of the card that they cannot use as clues. For example, if the word was “Baseball”, you might not be able to use "sport," "game," "pastime," "hitter" or "pitcher" as clues. A player from the other team watches the cards and presses a buzzer if the person giving the clues says one of the “taboo” words. There is a time limit for each player. The teams take turns and each player on each team takes a turn giving clues. Much of the fun of the game comes when a player is feeling the pressure of the time limit. Add to that if they ever say a taboo word, the buzzer seems to shake them up even more.
eat after the show. I had seen a Shoney’s restaurant near our hotel and we decided to eat there.
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