Memphis, Tennessee

We arrived in Memphis with one main plan – to go see Graceland, Elvis Presley’s home. I (Karen) had been there with my family, but it was Reuben’s first time. We found a campsite right across the road at the Graceland RV Park, and headed over to see the house.

 

At the entrance

 

We opted for the tour that took us to see the house, car museum and plane museum. It was kind of pricey, but we decided that this was the main attraction so we might as well go for it.  Our first stop was his house – smaller than expected, and decorated in gaudy 1960’s decor.

Reuben with his audio guide in the dining room

 

Beautifully decorated

 

Outfit on display

 

It was really interesting to see his house and learn more about his life and music.  Having audio guides was cool, as it meant we could take as long as we wanted to look around.

 

Graceland

 

Our next stop was the car museum, where a collection of Elvis’ vehicles was on display.

 

His famous pink Cadillac

 

Finally, we headed over to look through his private planes. I imagine the interiors would have been the height of fashion when they were created!

The Lisa Marie

 

Karen inside the plane

 

I don’t remember there being quite so many tourist shops when we were last there – you could buy just about anything you could imagine there. Very tempted by the Elvis Mr Potato Head!

 

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Shona Thompson says:

    Elvis Mr Potato Head would have been cool – aye Claire? 🙂 xo

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  2. Claire says:

    Yes Elvis Potato Head would be O for Awesome… why didn’t you get one!! Olivia would love it too 🙂

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  3. Kate says:

    Lol, I’m with the others – Elvis Potato Head is an awesome idea! 😀

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  4. Julie Bunnell says:

    That pink Cadillac is something else!

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