Memphis, Graceland and Crater of Diamonds
Trip Start Feb 12, 2006
26Trip End Mar 15, 2007
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Graceland RV Park
The house itself wasn't as big as I expected, but there were extra buildings, for instance, what used to be the racquet court and a lounge, now displays many of his famous performance jumpsuits and tons of awards.
It's really mind boggling the number of awards that he received, but his only Grammies were for his Gospel recordings. Overall, it was definitely worthwhile.
Driving south across Arkansas, we stayed a few days in Hot Springs and made a stop at the Crater of Diamonds St. Park. It's the only diamond mine open to the public and you get to keep any gems you might discover. Unfortunately for us, it had just rained for a couple of days, so everything was MUD!
In order to look for gems, you have to do similar to gold panning, wash the dirt (mud) through a screen with water....freezing cold water. We didn't find anything worthwhile. It was not fun....maybe we'll go back some day, with better weather.