Holiday Inn Express Memphis Southwind
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... The Graceland RV park was directly opposite the mansion, just out back of Heartbreak Hotel. We plugged the rig in and slipped inside the Hotel's bar for a beer. The 1973 Hawaii concert was playing on the big screen. It was staggering. We had another beer in the Elvis Lounge, that was staggering too; the purple sofa chairs, the yellow walls, the shocking red trim and the 24 hour Elvis movie channel, all of it, incredible. We watched "Viva Las ...
... All of a sudden our windows started fogging up; pulled off for gas and could hardly see out window--no wonder, it was really cold. Drove in rain and heavy winds for about 40 minutes before getting to Memphis. Expressway ends at Tennessee; then lots of stop lights; not a great road. Took 240 west; 55 south. Yea, the rain stopped upon arriving at the campground.
... at the Blue Plate Café around the corner and then on to Graceland, a few miles out of town. Although the place is run like a theme park, the moment I put on my headphones and start the audio tour as we are being driven through the gates and up the drive to the mansion that was Elvis' home for 20 years, the feeling of being a tourist subsides and makes way for a warm welcome.
It's uncanny, stepping into the King's living room, ...
... in order to make the early flight to Los Angeles. We were packed the night before and ready to rock and roll.
Those of you who know Beverly Hammond know that she, on camera club outings, will be there for the sunSET but could care less about when it rises. However she was ready to go when we picked her up and in a jolly good mood! We all were, as we had such an exciting adventure ahead of us.
... with a reply from Elvis 'I don't know'. Sam made them start again, recorded this, sent it straight to Dewey Phillips at his Red, hot and blue radio station and played it over and over again, making Elvis's career sky rocket.
We got to play around with the microphone that all the legends including Elvis used at Sun studio which was fun.
Even if you're not a Elvis fan you should visit Graceland and Sun Studio's because ...