Jek A-Go-Go (aka Lobstergirl, Jekbot, Jek-in-the-Box) has been an internet friend of mine for years, and last month I had the pleasure of meeting her and her uber-creative husband, Mr. A Go-Go in person. These two had a few hard knocks and decided to chuck it all and travel this summer. They are documenting their travels so that we can all ride along on a virtual road trip.
They were only in Memphis for a day, but we made the most of it. Our first stop was Graceland to take in all things Elvis. I hadn’t been there since the 80’s and was glad to see it all again.
The infamous “Jungle Room” lounge. Check out the waterfall wall, fur lamp and tiki bar.
There was plenty of memorabilia to see, such as gold records, movie posters, various awards and costumes. I love the leather duds Elvis wore in the ’69 Comeback Special. Glitzier Vegas jumpsuits were also on display in all their rhinestone glory.
Mr. and Mrs. A-Go-Go like to collect jumping photos and were very happy to get this one in front of the mansion.
At the end of the tour, we went back to check out the graffiti on Graceland’s walls.
The rest of the day was spent downtown. Here we are eating lunch at the Arcade, Memphis oldest cafe.
Feeling refreshed, we visited the Memphis Rock n Soul Museum and spent a little time on Beale Street. Before they took off for Jackson, we all did one last jump together. Can you tell I have had years of ballet training?
Jek and Jeff are both very talented artists, each with a boundless imagination. Jek writes for Craft, Mixtape, and Blanket and has a fun Etsy shop. Her two blogs are a visual treat. Jeff is a master of sock monkeys and has made many astonishing sock reproductions of Buddha, Venus de Milo, Michelangelo’s David, and Venus of Willendorf to name a few. Click the link and prepare to laugh until you cry.