Tuesday, June 5, 2007

AlphaMonkey

The sock was born on Saturday, June 2, 2007 at 7:55 CST. Using leftover yarn from a pair of Trekking socks from last summer, I name this sock,"AlphaMonkey."

I now understand how Yarn Harlot feels when people think she is nuts for taking sock pictures. I persuaded cajoled begged my girls to come with me. They finally understood when I explained that this was like flat stanley.

We first went to
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Graceland. When in Memphis, you have to visit Elvis.
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With so much to do in so little time, the girls and I took AlphaMonkey to downtown Memphis.

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the Mississippi River and Hernando DeSoto Bridge. We walked along
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Beale Street and saw Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
Schwab's
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B.B. King's Blues Club.

None of us, including AlphaMonkey, had ever taken a duck tour so we hopped on board to take in some more sights. We passed by one of my favorite Memphis sights...
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Sun Studios, the first place that Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash ever recorded! We passed Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
Saint Jude's Children's Research Hospital. We drove by Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
the Pyramid before going for a boat ride by Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
the bridge again on the Wolf River that empties into Ole Man River. Towards the end of the tour we passed Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
the Lorraine Motel, where Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated and present day site of the National Civil Rights Museum.

After the duck tour it was time for a visit to Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
The Peabody to see the world famous
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ducks in their fountain.
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. We took an elevator to the roof to get a bird's eye view of Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
Autozone Park,home of the Memphis Redbirds. The last stop for AlphaMonkey was to Lansky's to see the fabulous collection of guitars...Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
That is a coat that Elvis had brought for repair to Lansky's just before he died. The guitar to the right is signed by Van Morrison.
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The guitars are signed, from left to right, by: Celine Dion, Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash, Tanya Tucker, The Dave Matthews Band, Jimmy Dean and Hootie and the Blowfish.

AlphaMonkey had a great time in Memphis and will be departing for his next foster knitter very soon.

10 comments:

blÄggdama said...

At last :D Thank you for showing us the Birthplace of AlphaMonkey. It was a really good and humorfull article from h*r first days.

You have set(t?) the standard!
:D

Heidi said...

Wow!! What a great start of the journey for AlphaMonkey! Wonderful photos and really interesting sights! This is going to be even more fun than I thought! :)

bockstark.knits said...

Whoever gets these socks will be so lucky! What an amazing start!

Jennie said...

oohh what a great trip!

mummymakesphotos said...

Wow, this is fab, what a great start, so many sights!

Rebecca said...

Wow, this was so fun, how will the rest of us keep up? :) Makes me want to visit your city one day.... road trip some year perhaps.

Liz said...

That was so cute! I don't think I'll be able to top that in my little "country" town.

Debi said...

Wow! Just...wow!

You did a great job. My poor little brain is now trying to come up with something half as good for when a sock gets to Illinois.

*think, think, think*

Amy said...

I love it! Same as the other girls, I'm trying to figure out where AlphaMonkey will go when I get him. mmmmmmmm, maybe to the gas station up the street?

MABS said...

This will be a tough act to follow!