Hey, howdy, hey. Back as promised. Alex and I took my parents to the Tupelo Automobile Museum their last day in good ol’ Mississippi. It’s a place we’ve driven by tons of times and always threatened to stop. That particular weekend they had a Mustang exhibit and if you know my dad, you know how much he loves Mustangs, so we had to go! It was really quite fun.
They had some really rare cars from the “olden days” and they progressed through time up to today’s cars.
This one I think looked like a boot-leggin’ car because it looked so mean. Not me, the car. Well, I look kinda mean here, too, don’t I?
And this is Alex’s dream car. Ha. I kid.
The original smart car?
Ford Model…T? I think. Yeah.
Charlie Sheen’s car…this just made me laugh after all the recent events. That crazy boy.
2007 Shelby Mustang. 40th Anniversary GT500, limited edition with 640 ponies.
Another very good ‘stang.
Meep, meep. The papa trying to be funny. He always succeeds.
This is not something you see every day. My dad under the hood of a Toyota!?
My ma with Elvis and his car.
Much to her surprise, Elvis began to speak to her.
Oh, Elvis. You silly king.
The Viper driver and the Viper. How fitting. He should get one.
So, if you ever find yourself in Tupelo, MS and looking for an afternoon adventure, meander over to the Tupelo Automobile Museum. It’s worth it. My parents had fun pointing out the cars they remember seeing driving around when they were little kids. I liked how they had it all laid out in a timeline of the progression and development of cars from beginning to present day. Yes, I give it two thumbs up. If you’re an Elvis fan, you should especially go see the King’s car. You know, Memphis is like a shrine to Elvis, but he was actually born in Tupelo, MS.
Oh come now, you have to give Missippi (yes, I intentionally left out two of the s’s) some credit. Because being the fattest state in the union just isn’t much of a claim to fame, if you ask me. I think this is a great opportunity to share with you a piece of work done by my 9-year-old (as of yesterday!) nephew, Henry. His assignment for school was to pick your favorite state and make a brochure. Because I am his favorite aunt (I share this title with my sister Alison), he wanted me to have his brochure. It is now proudly hanging on my refrigerator for all to see. He did such a great job! He’s given me a whole new reason to love Mississippi. It really is growing on me. But I can say that now since I’ll only be living here another year. Check out Henry’s work!
Have a great day and y’all come back!