Saturday, April 30, 2011

Auntie Bo's Family Restaurant

WHEN? Saturday · April 30 ·

WHERE? Foley Alabama

One of the perks of being THE PERPETUAL VACATIONERS is learning about restaurants we haven't tried. This morning we visited Auntie Bo's for breakfast. Although we're usually not buffet fans, the specials we saw on the boards sounded appetizing and were reasonably priced. Getting our money's worth is perhaps the biggest advantage to visiting this restaurant. I would emphasize the FAMILY part of their description because it is definitely difficult to take out a whole family for a meal and everyone be reasonably satisfied. Most people like fried chicken, and it's offered every day. Our neighbor said the prime rib special is done right.

If I lived closer to this restaurant, it would probably tempt me every day because of the vegetables and salad bar. Our server mentioned that they do have a menu besides the terrific breakfast special that is especially cooked for each customer – and once we learned what it included, we didn't even look at the menu.

So now you have had our review, such as it is, since we're not really critics. We typically don't have trouble liking food wherever we dine. If we really can't recommend a restaurant, we just don't mention it much at all on our blog.

While there we took some photos, which may be seen on Flickr at:

Auntie Bo's Family Restaurant

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Porch Swing in Tupelo

WHEN? Wednesday · April 20 ·

WHERE? Tupelo, Mississippi

We're both Elvis fans. I'm a fan of Elton John as well, but did not know about this song by Elton until I saw this:

Elton John · Porch Swing in Tupelo

Video Description on YouTube:
An emotional tribute to Elvis Presley and his beautiful birthplace in the South. This tribute focuses on that part of the young man, who turned out to be king, that will always belong to the timeless peace and eternal wonder of places like Tupelo, Mississippi, U.S. and on the contrast between the life Elvis had, when he grew up, and the life he lived, when he died. Once again a proof of what fame can do to people - but we would never have been without his wonderful music, talent and charm!

Back in May of 2010, we made our pilgrimage to the area where Elvis was born and lived. We took in Graceland in Memphis and stopped by Tupelo on a peaceful Sunday morning. While there we took some photos, which may be seen on Flickr at:
Tupelo, MS ~ Birthplace of Elvis
Elvis and Graceland
For some reason, it seems we've been blogging about fountains lately, so now we include our video of the Fountain of Life in Tupelo at Elvis' birthplace.

If the video above doesn't work, try this Flicker link:
Elvis Birthplace Fountain of Life

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Dubai Fountain

WHEN? Anytime via armchair travel

WHERE? Dubai, United Arab Emirates

My thanks go to Tom for sending this link to me because I'm sure not ever going to see it in person. For more information on this amazing fountain, look at what Wikepedia has to say.

The Dubai Fountain

YouTube has many videos of this fountain. You might want to watch this one also.
Dubai fountain (UAE) - "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston