Hello! Today I have the second day of our spring vacation to share with you. On day one of our vacation we visited The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, and the Missouri Botanical Gardens. After our visit to the gardens, we drove five hours to Memphis, Tennessee and after a nice dinner and a relaxing night at our hotel, we visited Graceland: the home of Elvis Presley, the next morning. Now first of all I must share with you that I'm not a Elvis Presley fan. I have always admired him for his lovely voice and beautiful appearance. I always thought he seemed like a nice guy and I loved his smile and the mischievous look he'd always get in his playful eyes, BUT, I've never owned any of his music or even listened to it on the radio. He was probably more of a star in my parent's generation; I remember him more as a movie star because when I was a little kid I would watch his movies on t.v. I remember the day he died because it was such a big news story, and I remembered being very surprised at how the public was reacting to the news of his death. But that is it. That is all I really remember of this famous celebrity icon. That being said, I didn't think our visit to Memphis would be complete without visiting Graceland, so off we went. Here I am standing at the entrance to the grounds.
Guests are given a head set to listen to as you view each room which tell how the room was used and many personal stories from Lisa Marie and Priscilla are shared.
This is the first room you see when you walk in the door. It is the formal living room. I loved the peacock stained glass and all the white furnishings. A music room is on the other side of the formal living room.
This is Elvis den, or what we would call a 'man cave' now. It had a large sectional, and was filled with record albums, a bar, and had three television sets on the wall. We learned on our tour that Elvis loved to watch television, and he had a t.v. in every room of the house.
Elvis loved horses and had several on his property. They still keep horses on Graceland today.
Have a great day! Amy