The Yelderman's family vacation 2006!

This trip took us over 3,000 miles through 10 states.
We visited lots of old friends and made some new ones along the way!

We grabbed a bite to eat in Sugarland and then it was on the road!


The 1st state we visited!

Our 1st night was spent in Little Rock at the Rest Inn

Memphis, TN
(Tennessee was the 2nd state we visited)
The Mighty
Mississippi River

Beale Street

The hillbilly tour of Graceland!


The Balcony that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was standing on when he was assassinated.

Our Nashville motel. 

Don King, a songwriter friend of Neil's. This duo co-wrote many songs in the 90's.

Don with the kids.

We dropped in for a visit with Mr. & Mrs. Don King, Sr. while we were in Nashville.

Neil with Charlie Andrews, a Nashville Attorney that has been a friend for nearly 20 years.

Stephanie with Charlie's girlfriend Sara.

All of us with Larry Henley, writer of "Wind Beneath My Wings". (Larry came down to Texas and sang at our wedding)

Josh with our friend John Wiggins. John wrote "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off"

Linzee in front of the Grand Ole Opry House.

The worst thing that ever happened to Nashville!

While in Nashville we went to a Nashville Sounds baseball game.  The Sounds are a AAA form club for the Milwaukee Brewers.

The kids with Memphis Redbirds pitcher Rich Scalamandre

Rich warming up

We had pretty good seats right behind the Memphis Redbirds bull pen.

After the game they let the kid's run the bases, all 3 of ours are in this picture see if you can find them.

Knoxville, TN

Our motel in Pigeon Forge, TN.

Our children love water!

The Comedy Barn, a hilarious show.

Linzee & Morgan joined the cast on stage.

Morgan & Linzee after a long day

The start of or day at Dollywood.

Now that's a skillet!

Josh on a spinning Ride.

The Tennessee Tornado.

Josh & Neil on the Tennessee Tornado.

I snapped this off of the monitor, & saved my $15.00.

It had 3 loops.

Our hotdog waiter.

Linzee's hotdog.

Dolly's Thunderhead.

Josh & Neil on board of the thunderhead.

We played hillbilly golf in Gatlinburg.

The golf course is on the side of a mountain and you have to ride an inclined rail car to the top to play.

The girls made a friend named Morgan while on the course.

Here are a few snap shots from Dolly's Splash Country.

We ate at the Alabama Grill in Pigeon Forge

Some of the memorabilia on the wall at the Alabama Grill.

Our waitress Ashley with her brother Tyler.

Our bashful little Morgan singing a song with a banjo picker outside of Alabama's Grill.

The upside down house in Pigeon Forge.
We went to Cooter's Garage in Gatlinburg and saw the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazard.

Cooter's Tow Truck

Rosco P. Coltrane's car

Back at our pool at the motel.

If you look real close Josh is behind Morgan.

Look out Dale Jr. 
Check out these
hillbillies we saw
in Tennessee

The 3rd state we visited.

A hole in the Mountain in NC.

We had lunch in Greensboro, NC with Neil's Great Uncle Joe & Aunt Freada.

Neil & Uncle Joe

The kids with Uncle Joe

Uncle Joe's House

At 83 years old Uncle Joe can still tickle the ivory's like there's nothing to it.

He played for us on both the electronic keyboard

and on the piano
After an afternoon visit with Uncle Joe we headed over to Raleigh & spent the night with Roy & Vanessa Gorena,
Roy use to live in Fort Bend County.

The Gorena's house.

The Gorena's back yard

The Gorena girls "Juliana & Elena" with our kids

If there is water our kids are going to be in it


Once an Aggie...

Josh leaning on a tree that was growing out of a rock.

Roy & Neil

Josh, Drake & Elena

A Gorena-Yelderman
family portrait

Roy & Elena waving bye as we pulled out!

South Carolina was the 4th state we traveled through, in the background you can see the infamous "South of the Border" tourist destination.
We scooted right through Georgia and into Alabama for states 5 & 6!
Neil & Josh hard at it along the road
We spent the night at the Best Western in Montgomery, AL

State # 7
The last day of our vacation was spent in Pensacola, FL with the Adams Family from Needville.  They were on the 1st day of their vacation, headed down to Orlando to see Mickey Mouse.

This is a talent

Scotty, Rhonda, Sara & Hanna Adams

Adams-Yelderman Family Photo

Look Sara is taller than the building

The girls having a blast

After a day at the beach we rinsed off

headed back to the hotel

took a quick nap
And then hit the pool
After a good nights sleep we hit the road for home.

A tunnel on I-10 in Mobile, as we crossed through Alabama once again.

We crossed through Mississippi for state # 8

Louisiana was # 9

We crossed the Mother of all rivers once again in Baton Rouge 

Our 10th and final state was our Home State

Garfield was anxiously awaiting our arrival home!
It was a great trip, hope you enjoyed the pictures!