Today would have been Elvis' 76th birthday -- long live The King! I always try to do something to mark this day and August 16. This year we're going to do something new and go to Chuy's Mexican Restaurant.
Known for their touch of Elvis throughout the restaurant, they are having an all-day celebration, and anyone who comes dressed as Elvis or Priscilla gets a free meal. (That would be Nate).
In starting this day, I did a search to see just how many times I wrote about Elvis this year alone. Let's just say it comes up as a key theme. Here's a collection of some of these posts. (Unfortunately this doesn't have the story that I wrote for Southern Living about "must-sees" of Elvis history between Memphis and Tupelo. Have to get a copy of that to share ... )
Last summer I met a very special friend in Elvis, my Aussie pal Mandy. I knew we'd be great friends when, at running camp, she told me that she came to the States with the dream of riding up to Graceland on a Harley. Yes!
Today she celebrates her "Hen's Night" (what we call a bachelorette party) with peanut butter and banana sandwiches in Australia. Cheers, Mandy!
I love how Elvis continues to influence so many people and bring people together. So, for his birthday, let me know: how does Elvis continue to rock your world?
The reveal of our annual Elvis-themed Christmas tree
Nate in his "Elvis From Hawaii!" jumpsuit, thrilling neighbors and his mother
Reprint of my 2001 journey into the world of Elvis tribute artists