MY TRIP TO TENNESSEE

Posted: August 7, 2012 in motocross, Pictures, Uncategorized
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As i left Discovery Bay for my trip my family were standing on the side of the road with signs wishing us a great trip it was really cool that my family was so excited to support me.

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My trip to Tennessee was a 2,300 miles and it took us about 35 hours to drive. We started in Northern California, drove through Southern California, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and finally we made it to Tennessee. All I can say is that my parents were really happy that I am sponsored by an energy drink company…..thanks for the 51 FIFTY Energy Drinks.

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During this trip we had fun doing a little sight-seeing and playing. After 25 hours we made our first stop in Oklahoma City and we went for dinner on the river walk. It was really hot but it was really pretty and it was nice to get out of the car and walk around.

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After dinner we had ice cream and then we got back on the road till our next stop.

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Our next stop was in Memphis Tennessee and we went to Graceland to see the home that Elvis lived in.

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We toured the house, his cars, and his airplanes…..I tried on his glasses, and we Took Care of Business.

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The house was really pretty on the outside

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and the inside was decorated really crazy

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Behind the house is a club house where Elvis liked to play racquet ball and it has the piano where Elvis played his last song the morning of his death. The racquet ball room was converted into walls of gold records.

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I didn’t know that Elvis and his family was buried in the yard.

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Then we checked out his old cars.

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I like the Lisa Marie….his airplane was really cool. He had a huge airplane that was converted with a sitting area, dining table and a full bedroom and bathroom.

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After a very long trip we finally arrived at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch and I was so excited.

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The place was so crazy! Loretta Lynn lives on 600 acres and people were camping for miles. I found an Ariel shot of the property but it doesn’t show that people are camping all through the trees….it was a huge event.

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On the property we took a tour of Loretta Lynn’s house. After her kids were older and moved out. She built the home she lives in now and the started giving tours of this old home that was used in the Coal Miners Daughter movie.

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Her house is right next to a beautiful dam along the river that runs through the property.

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They also have the small 3 bedroom home that her parents and her 8 brothers and sisters grew up in. My parents didn’t know that Crystal Gail was Loretta Lynn’s little sister.

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In the museum they had her original tour bus that was really cool. It had a full bedroom that Loretta slept in and little bunks that the rest of the band slept in.

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We also got to go on a tour of a pretend coal mine. It was cool.

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Back at the track….my parents bought me a Traxxis car and I played on the mini track. I really liked jumping the car.

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Several pro riders were at the track throughout the week…Ryan Villapoto, Blake Bagget, Bubba Stewart, etc. I watch Villapoto ride his new 2013 bike for the first time after being off with his injury. I watched the GOAT(Greatest Of All Time) Ricky Carmichael race which was totally cool. Carmichael was so fast and he was jumping things that no one else was able to do. Here is a picture of me and the GOAT.

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At the Loretta Lynn pavilion we signed in, got my racing bib, and our program with my picture in it.

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I took my report card and I was given Loretta Lynn’s honor roll award and got to put a LL A+ on my bike.

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We had a lot of fun, but I couldn’t wait to get on the track and race……

To be continued….

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