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1964 Pontiac Parisienne

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Memphis or Bust – May 25 to June 13, 2012

Exactly one year to the day after my husband’s passing, I was surfing on- line and up popped a notice that there was going to be a car show at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee on June 1 and 2, 2012.  I think my husband was sending me a message to go. They were offering a professionally done photograph of you and your car in front of the mansion at Graceland along with a visit with “the King of Rock and Roll”.  So I e-mailed my younger sister (half expecting that she would say no) and asked her if she was up for a road trip to Memphis.  She said “yes” and the rest is history.  I had the old girl tuned up and cleaned up and we left Kamloops on May 25, 2012 for the road trip of a lifetime. We traveled over 6000 miles and only had some minor problems with the power steering unit and had to replace both headlights. There was some interesting weather including snow, hail the size of soft balls, tornados, wind and sizzling heat. The old girl was named a “man magnet” as everywhere we stopped men came out of the woodwork to comment on the two Canadian girls nicknamed “Thelma and Louise” (my sister’s name is actually Louise) riding in a 1964 Pontiac Pairisenne convertible.  We were no end of entertainment for the American men and women and they in turned entertained us.  No one could believe that there was a 283 under the hood and that we were actually going to see the “King”.   We spent some time in Nashville and saw Carrie Underwood at the Grand Old Opry.  On the way home we travelled through Yellowstone Park and it is a wonder to see.  We made it safely home on June 13, 2012.  We both will carry many great memories of the adventure and possibly another one to come, who knows!!  There is nothing like seeing the world from my sundeck on wheels.  Check out my website at her64.com for more information.

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