Colonial Inn & Suites
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The town of Elvis....and of course our first stop was to see Graceland.
AND I KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN THERE JAN BRANSON, BUT ISNT IT AWESOME. ELVIS REALLY DID LOVE LOOKING AT HIMSELF, THOUSANDS OF MIRRORS IN HIS HOUSE.
I ALSO THINK HE IS STILL ALIVE, THERE WAS SOME OLD MAN LURKING AROUND!!!!!
... issued with iPads and headsets for the tour, which made it so easy to learn about his life. We were surprised by the size of Graceland, expecting it to be larger but decided it was a very nice home. Elvis was aged 22 when he bought this house as he needed more privacy than he could get from his first one. Everywhere you went his music was played. We saw video footage, saw many costumes he had worn, the many many ...
... quite as hot as it was yesterday, thankfully. After lunch I headed out to do some train watching while Cheryl hung out with Harley. I was gone a couple of hours and saw a few interesting things.
When I got back we continued sitting outside. I worked on the blog for a few hours or so. Eventually it was time for dinner so we cooked outside on the camp stove to keep the coach from getting any hotter. Besides, it feels like we are camping as it is. ...
... had been to today and how much more we had learnt about our idols and that era that we ended the day feeling quite starstruck and lost for words.
From Sun Studio we got an Uber to take us to the famous Stax Records and the Lorraine Hotel (where Martin Luther King, Jnr was assassinated). Stax was closed when we got there unfortunately as was the Civil Rights museum at the Lorraine Motel but our Uber driver had lived in Memphis most of his life and explained how bad ...
... but I absolutely loved the Graceland Tour - well worth the time and money (we did the Platinum Tour, which includes the Cars and Planes). I would recommend going to Memphis on seeing Graceland alone.
We stopped off to tour Sun Studios on the way back, however the next tours were already booked out for the next hour or so, so we headed back into town for tea at Dennys.