Monday, August 15, 2005

Day 66 - Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Day 66 – 13th August 2005 -6:00 GMT

Got up reasonably earlier and drove about 15 minutes out of Memphis along Elvis Presley Boulevard to Graceland. (Elvis Presley’s Home).

Graceland Posted by Picasa

We bought a Platinum ticket and started in a Museum called Sincerely Elvis which had a lot of his personal belongings. We then went on the tour of his House and Gardens, we first visited his main house and looked around all the rooms with the crazy decorating, then we go out to his fathers office which dealt with all his fan mail. Then you cross over his gardens and visit the Trophy room which has a long corridor full of his Gold and Platinum Singles and Albums, and then it goes through his films. Then you cross the gardens again into his Racquetball courts which is floor to ceiling in his awards.

Trophy Room Posted by Picasa

Lastly we enter his meditation garden where he is buried with his parents.

Elvis Presley's Meditation Garden Posted by Picasa

Elvis Presley's Grave Posted by Picasa

Elvis Presley's and Family's Grave Posted by Picasa

After the tour of his house we visited his car museum which had his famous Pink Cadillac and Rolls Royce’s etc.

Entrance to Elvis Presley's Car Museum Posted by Picasa

Elvis Presleys Pink Cadillac Posted by Picasa

We then had a look around Elvis’s two customised planes. We then went back to the hotel for a couple of hours, then went for a walk along the banks of the Mississippi River

View of The Mississippi Posted by Picasa

and then along main street to the Lorraine Hotel which is where Martin Luther King was assassinated.

Site Where Martin Luther King was Assasinated Posted by Picasa

Lorraine Hotel Where Martin Luther King was Assasinated Posted by Picasa

We caught a tram back to the hotel.

A Memphis Tram Posted by Picasa

In the evening Jill and I went back out and walked around the Peabody Mall and back down Beale Street where we ate at a bar with a blues band playing classic blues by Elvis, Ray Charles, Little Richard and many other.

Beale Street Posted by Picasa

Jill on Beale Street Posted by Picasa


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