Elvis Lives and Operation Saving Sundae
Trip Start Jun 20, 2009
32Trip End Aug 03, 2009
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I soon found out that the wait for the Mansion tour was 2 hours, so I got the premium ticket which allowed me to see his car collection and his private planes while waiting. He had a lot of cars and liked to travel around in style, albeit pink style
Once I had waited the 2 hours I was allowed to get in line. The problem was that the line was outside and it was unbearably hot. I can’t understand how these Americans can tolerate this consistently hot weather, especially given that it snows here in Winter. The mansion was interesting to see, but we weren’t allowed upstairs to see his bedroom and private areas. It wasn’t enormous, but certainly big enough and cosy for a man like Elvis Presley.
I had a genius plan on the way home. I thought because it was so hot, I'd get a chocolate sundae and carry it on the walk back. Unfortunately I misjudged how far the walk was and I was then in a battle of time against the Sundae. I was losing badly and conceded and therefore decided to eat as I walked. It was a bitter loss and one that I will have to learn from in future years.
I got home from Graceland and collapsed from the heat and watched the full replay of the game. Was viewing pleasure. I'll be off to Jackson, Mississippi tomorrow.
Hope you're all well.