Monday, January 2, 2012

Elvis Etc.

Happy New Year to everyone! I can't believe it's 2012 and only a few short months until the Mr. graduates from business school. We had a pretty low key evening at home watching our alma mater, UVA, playing Auburn in the Chik-Fil-A bowl. I also made delicious homemade soft pretzels--so easy and in a totally different league than those cardboard pretzels you find at any stadium.

On Friday we headed to Memphis for a little Graceland experience (our Groupons were about to expire!) and had a great time. On Thursday night we ate at Restaurant Iris in Memphis, hands down best meal we've had in the state of Tennessee. I made a reservation weeks ago and thankfully we found an opening. The service was excellent and the food amazing. I tried the shrimp and grits and H had the short ribs. For any foodie or special date night this place is a must try!

Graceland the next day was definitely an experience. Though the house was much smaller than expected it was interesting the walk through the estate of Elvis Presley. We also caught a glimpse of his car collection and many, many stage outfits. Who knew the man invented jumpsuits? I'd recommend a visit just to see this icon's relics and learn more about his life.

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