St. What’s Basilica? Leaning Tower of Where? Anne Who’s House? Spending 4 weeks getting intimate & interactive with the rest stops, service stations, driving conditions, and road rules of Europe was not exactly what my 18 year old self had in mind when she first set out across the Atlantic all those years ago with her Mountain Equipment Co-op backpack, Eurorail pass, and quick-dry travel pants.
Elvis Presley is alive and kicking and running as an independent candidate in the Yukon‘s upcoming Territorial Election.
Gilbert Nelles has claimed to possess the soul of the King of Rock n’ Roll since an encounter with a UFO in 1986. He has legally changed his name, released 2 albums, performed with Chubby Checker and won a Pink Cadillac in Las Vegas, and has been the subject of a documentary film called The Elvis Project. Elvis’ website lives here.
Elvis’ campaign poster as seen in Ross River:
A letter to the Yukon News from Elvis Presley that I liberated from the bulletin board at Ross River’s general store. Click on it to get a closer look at Elvis’ plans to build a tourist attraction in the town in hopes that people will start calling Ross River Graceland II instead of Lost Liver.
A video I dug up on YouTube of Yukon’s Elvis Presley:
There’s a Territorial Election happening in the Yukon on October 11 in case you’re like me and had no clue until Mr. Dragon painted his voting sorrows on the side of a downtown Whitehorse campaign office.
Maybe it’s the Stampede sleep deprivation tickling the comedic cells in my brain tonight … because it’s not that I don’t heartily support safe sex, or hat wearing for that matter … there’s just something about this sign that cracks me up.