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Sunday, March 14, 2010

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We MADE IT!! We drove a total of 19 hours stopping in Memphis spontaneously and decided to go through Graceland. I was so impressed.....Elvis bought Graceland at age 22 for $100,000 along with 13 acres. The decor is definately the best of what was in the 70's ....green shag carpet from floor to ceiling. They had a TV in the kitchen and 3 TV's in his living area since he was told the President watched all 3 networks at the same time so by golly he would too! What astounded me was the wall of his gold and silver platinum records ONE AFTER THE OTHER lined the hallway! IT.WAS.AMAZING! To say the least. There is also a room of even MORE awards that have come since Elvis died. They have his clothing is glass cases along with the wedding attire worn by Priscilla and Elvis. I loved the sweet pictures of the family scattered about the home. Lisa Marie was just the cutest little girl!

We were also able to see his plane called Lisa Marie which at the time was quite the thing back in the 60's. He had a bedroom, a living area, a bar which if you didn't know Elvis was not a drinker...He liked gatorade, Diet Dr Pepper and some seltzer water but not really big on alcohol.

This is the jungle room you see the wall is a special indoor waterfall, notice the chairs!


This is the living rom in Blue and Yellow. It had the 3 tv's and the funky monkey! What is that??? LOL


This is Elvis' kitchen that Priscilla said was used day and night. Someone was always up and food was always being prepared


Priscilla and Lisa Marie


Entrance just outside the front door


This graveside is right beside his parents and grandmother. Also Elvis had a twin brother who is buried elsewhere but they had a marker to honor him there as well


This is the room I told you about that has awards since his death and trust me this is only a portion....it is unbelievable!


Wedding pic ....the dress and tux are just to the right....my Iphone couldn't get it all in ...darn!


The hallway of Gold and Silver platinum records....There are hundred of awards!


The Infamous Gold Suit


Hope you enjoyed your tour :) My iphone doesn't take the best pics but you get the idea :)
Love and Blessings!

16 comments:

Barbie

WOW, this is fascinating. My grandmother loved Elvis. I remember the day he died we both cried so much. I would love to visit Graceland some day!

THE OLD GEEZER

Great photos!
Now I don't need to pay for a trip to Graceland before I die.

He & Me + 3

Wow Thank you. I have never been nor seen it only heard about Graceland. Thanks for sharing! Way cool. Glad you made it safe too
Hugs,
Mimi

Thena

Reminds me of the program that comes on CMT. Can't think of the name of it where they tour famous people's houses. They did Graceland a few weeks with Tricia Yearwood as the host. Looks like ya'll are having a great time. Be safe.

Debbie

Oh I LOVED this. I would so love to see the whole house. Elvis has always been one of my fav's for some reason. I know he was a troubled man, but I LOVED his music and his voice. How fun this must have been. Thanks for the tour. = )

Saleslady371

Thanks for the tour; so glad you got to go there.
I'm smiling big!

Beth E.

So are you in Pigeon Forge now??? I enjoy going there...we live about three hours away from PF. We always stay in Gatlinburg, which is just up the road from PF.

If you go to the Tanger Outlet, be sure to stop by the Harry & David store...yummm!

christy rose

I have never been to Graceland! I would love to go some time!!

{Simply} Heather T.

Glad you made it, and I can't imagine how stiff you all must have been after that ride! I didn't know that Elvis was a twin. Enjoyed your photos regardless of them being taken from your IPod :)

Enjoy sister!

Kathy C.

How cool Loren...we want to go there someday...we are secret Elvis fans, LOLOL

RCUBEs

The pics are still awesome! Thanks for taking us with you! :) Glad you had a great time...Did you see the "blue suede shoes?" :)

Jennifer

Thank you for the great tour!! I had never seen any of that before... it is so interesting! Wow... a 19 hour car ride...at least you could take in LOTS of scenery!!

Love ya,
Jennifer

Girly Muse

Thank you so much for sharing the pictures with us! We used to drive past Graceland every Sunday on our way to church when I was little, but never went inside. I'd still love to go! Looks like a very fun experience.

So happy you're doing this with your family. Enjoy every minute. Love you!

Denise

Woo Hoo, very awesome sweetie.

Charlotte

Thanks for the tour. I would love to go there. What a phenomenon Elvis was/is.
Hugs,
Charlotte

Steph T.

WE went there about 10 years ago...I just thought it was so interesting. It's such a big piece of history. I loved the house, it's like you stepped back in time for a minute. Glad you had fun!

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