Scottish Inns Memphis
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Today it's all about Elvis. We are going to Graceland to check out what all the fuss is about. Everyone around here says it's a must-see, so I reckon we must see it. Besides, how silly would it be to come all this way to Memphis and not go to Graceland?
We are dropped off by the hotel shuttle and soon join the craziness that is Graceland. You get ticketed, then herded out to the shuttle area, everyone has to be photographed (they ...
... with large grounds. The tour then goes through the trophy room with lots of gold records etc and the racket ball court which has more records and costumes. Them the 'Meditation Garden' which now contains Elvis' grave as well as his parents and Grandmother and a plaque for his twin who died at birth and is buried in Tupelo. Then the shuttle back across the road to Graceland Plaza.
We had lunch at the diner at Graceland Plaza. Marie ...
... we all focus on humanity above all else and incorporate it into our jobs we will be the best version of ourselves in that job. Was a very inspirational day really. In the afternoon we went to Gus' fried chicken.( see next entry) I rested this night while Steve and Meg took Don out for ribs. Memphis is known for its ribs so it was high on the list - I hear they were huge and fell right off the bone. Don was one full little piggy. Tomorrow we are off to New ...
Had a great cruise in a paddle steamer on the Mississippi River today.
Great commentary, learnt lots of history about the mighty river.
Late lunch back at Beale Street, where we were joined by Ed's brother Moray. He had driven down from about 4 hours away to catch up, was great to see him again on this trip.
We sat for a few hours and watched some more amazing live ...
... been warned not to stray a block from Beale Street at night but ended up running 6 blocks back to the hotel and never saw anyone. Very brave after a few drinks. That being said, my wallet was almost tapped out anyway so they would have got dick-all. Back safely in my room around 2.30am, I checked in with her indoors via Skype, and hit the scratcher looking forward to my good nights sleep. Sadly, it never happened. Over and ...