The title of this post is the continuing line from the previous post & let me tell you that is just what happened! The minute the plan landed in Memphis the heavens opened up and released all of their fury :) There were no in-flight delays, but we all got to sit on the runway for 1.5 hours because the ramp was closed...my aunt and uncle actually SAW A TORNADO on their drive to Memphis from Texarkana!!!
I could probably go on and on about the weekend and all that we did, but I'm just going to tell about the BEST PART!!!
I got to see Aretha Franklin live and she was amazing! When her show started I was down at another stage watching a favorite of mine (O.A.R.) and while I was enjoying them a lot - it suddenly hit me - that I may not get the chance to see Aretha again...so I was off!
She is from Memphis, but had not been back to the city to perform since the death of Martin Luther King Jr. - it had been 40 years! They gave her a key to the city during her performance, which was REALLY cool. A.F. brought one of the TEMPTATIONS with her and when she took a break he sang "My Girl" - I felt like I was at the best reception with the best wedding singers ever!!!
Memphis is a great city with loads and loads of history and culture...I highly recommend the trip & for any of you Elvis buffs - Graceland is right around the corner!!!