Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee

Graceland, Home of Elvis Presley, Memphis Tennessee

Entrance Gate to Graceland's exhibits and tours
Outside Elvis' Mansion

Brick Wall fence showing all the names and messages who visited the place

We have to print our names too :-)

Another one

I don't know how long the marker lasts for our names to still be seen here

My son was trying to write on the ground, maybe 1 to 2 weeks this will be gone hehehe

A sneak peek of the mansion

Another peek

The "musical" gate of the mansion

Another shot of the "musical" gate 

Names and their messages of the fans

You can see the private planes across the street

Across the mansion are Elvis' 2 private planes, one is named "Lisa Marie" after her daughter's name

Souvenir shop

Marlowe's Restaurant- this is where we ate our dinner when we arrived in Memphis, Tennessee

My order, baby back ribs

My side dish



This is my continuation of my trip from Washington state to Florida.  Sorry I was so busy unpacking our stuff, we have stayed in a temporary lodging facility at Hurlburt Field, FL for a month, and moved to a temporary apartment for 2 months and finally moved to a rental house while we stay here in Florida. A lot of moves that I didn't have time to update my blog. But finally we are now settled in and took me a month to unpack our household goods.

After Garden of the Gods,  in Colorado we drove to Kansas and stayed in my friend's house for 2 days, it was not even in our itinerary to visit our friends but since we were driving to that direction so we opted to take that state, and the plan of 1 day was extended to 2 days because of my friends' request and so we were able to take some rest days before heading to Tennessee.

We didn't explore Kansas, we only stayed in my friends' house.  The only pictures I took in Kansas are mostly wheat fields and windmills along the freeway.  Here are some:

Graceland, Memphis,Tennessee

June 22, 2013 - We left Kansas around 12noon already we drove straight to Memphis, Tennessee we passed 2 states, Oklahoma and Arkansas. We arrived Memphis in the evening already and went to dinner at Marlowe's restaurant which is close to Graceland.  The next day we went to see Graceland, the mansion and home of Elvis Presley.

Graceland is located at 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard (originally known as Highway 51) in Memphis, TN.  We didn't explore Graceland much, we didn't even take the tour, we were supposed to be in Orlando by Saturday, June 22 but since we stayed 2 days in Kansas our plan was changed and we were in a hurry to catch up with our itinerary.  So we just walked by the stone wall surrounding the 13 1/2 acre estate and wrote our messages to Elvis :-).  This wall is sometimes called the 'graffiti wall' because visitors write messages to Elvis.  The iron gates of Graceland has 2 guitar players and musical notes.

I wish we can go back here to explore the mansion and learn more of Elvis' life.