Elvis Presley Awards Room at Graceland

Memphis, Tennessee sits halfway between our home and planned first stop in Louisiana, so we decided to visit Graceland

  

 

Timm & Theresa at Graceland 

I’m not a fan of Elvis Presley’s music or movies, but after visiting Graceland, I’m now a huge fan of the man himself — or should I say, The King.

 

 

Living room in Elvis' mansion

Elvis’ mansion, museum and tour are very well done.  You get a much greater sense of the vulnerable human being behind the superstar we all know.

 

 

Elvis' rec room

Elvis was a global sensation long before the Internet, but he was also a generous philanthropist, a warm loving father, and a big kid who loved to drive anything with wheels.  Here we see his rec room where the wall and ceiling are lined with hundreds of yards of custom fabric. 

 

 

Elvis' grave

Even decades later, Elvis’ grave is lined with flowers from his many fans.  Elvis is buried alongside his father, mother and grandmother.

 

 

Elvis' pink Cadillac

We toured his car museum that included the famous pink Cadillac Elvis purchased for his mother Gladys as a gift.

 

 

Elvis' private jet, the Lisa Marie

Elvis had a private jet he named after his only child, daughter Lisa Marie.

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