Graceland, then on to N'awlins

Trip Start Feb 12, 2011
Trip End Mar 09, 2011

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Where I stayed
St. Vincent's Guest House New Orleans
Read my review - 4/5 stars

Flag of United States  , Louisiana
Thursday, March 3, 2011

We were really impressed by Graceland - a beautiful home, very comfortable and luxurious yet not in an over the top way - I could easily imagine kids running around and people feeling at home there, and although Elvis obviously took pride in it and furnished it to his taste and budget it is definitely not merely a showpiece. There are larger houses being built in estates near where I live right now - I often comment on why people think they need so much room?

We were taken across the road and up the driveway in a mini-bus, and given headphones for the audio part of the tour as we boarded. Our platinum tour included the museum, the two planes,the collection of his cars & bikes, Graceland and an exhibit of stuff from the '68 Comeback Special.

Elvis supported a stack of charities and community organisations, which I didn't know. He was a really, really good-looking man, which I did know.

Wandering around the trophy room brought back memories of the Friday night Elvis movies when I was a kid. In this room are all the movie posters, costumes, awards and memorabilia.

Checking out the Lisa-Marie was interesting; again, it was comfortable and functional but not at all flashy. Elvis was a big reader, and also loved to watch Monty Python video's in the air.

After just over 5 hours of Elvis we headed off around 4.30pm for Louisiana, getting to St Vincents Guest House about 11.30.

I loved Hwy 55 South, it was a great road to drive but a bummer that we crossed the 26 mile bridge in the dark.  

Stopping at Macca's somewhere in Mississippi we find purple, green and gold decorations everywhere. What team is that? I ask.....Huh. It's Mardi Gras, I'm told.

Well, well. 
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