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Short one tonight since the tablet is really not getting along with the hotel wifi
Went on the singing bus tour to graceland. Lots of fun with a girl playing elvis songs in the bus. Graceland was not at all what we expected. You see cribs on tv... This was not that. More your grandmothers house but he did live with his parents... Amazing tours, so many accomplishments so young. ...
... say I'm now familiar with his back catalogue is an understatement.
So although Elvis was born in Mississippi, it wasn't until he came to Memphis and making music that he really made it big. In the south Elvis really is the king and he is EVERYWHERE (posters, paintings, statues, tshirts, magnets) We went past Sun records, where he (and many notable musicians) made his first record and also past ...
... on the Bureau of Land Management sites for $5-$10. Here is a link to the Bureau of Land Management and all of the areas under their control: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en.html These would be primitive sites where you would bring your own water, use your battery power, and use their "port a potty". Tents are also welcome here. A camper wrote a bit of an article about this: http://camping.about.com/cs/campgrounds ...
... in the USA believe it or not. What is the first I hear you ponder, well yes its The White House. The "mansion" is not a mansion at all by today's standards, bought for $100,000 in the 1950's, Elvis made it his long term home, moving his mum and dad in with him. He is buried next to them in the contemplation garden which you walk to at the end of your visit. Garish and OTT in places, it still very much has the feel of ...
... Museum as our next port of call. We walked
through a neighbourhood which looked decidedly dodgy, but ultimately was fine as
there was no one around at all, and came upon the infamous Lorraine Motel, the
site of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr by James Earl Ray.
The great civil rights leader had been staying at the motel on the day he was
shot, April 4th 1968, and had been due to participate in a march for sanitation
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