Dave & Dot's 25th Anniverary Tour

Week 2 - Memphis, TN

Thursday, October 11 - Today My Wife Thought She Saw Elvis . . .

Woke up to rain. In fact it rained all day and didn't really let up until early evening. The weatherman that evening said that Memphis got 4.15 inches of rain in less than 24 hours, more than they usually get the entire month of October. WOW! The electrical storm we drove through the evening before kept us awake most of the night.

When we finally got up, it was our day to visit Elvis Presley's Graceland Mansion. The tour was actually better than I had expected. The entire tour is well planned and executed. Visiting Elvis Presley's Graceland takes you on a one of a kind journey through Elvis's humble beginnings and rise to superstardom with up-close and personal looks at the influence that forever changed our music and our lives. You will experience rock 'n' roll through videos, photos, personal mementos and artifacts, movie memorabilia, stage costumes and much more. Although we opted for the self-guided tour with audio devices that guided us through the home, there were attendants at every stop to answer questions also.  The tour of the home takes you through living area, office and awards room where ALL of Presley's gold and platinum records are hung.  The tour ends at the gravesites of Elvis, his parents, and his manager, the colonel.

But visiting Graceland isn't just about touring Graceland Mansion. The Graceland experience also includes the Elvis Car Museum, his custom jets, Elvis Jumpsuits: All Access, the Private Presley exhibit, an Elvis '68 Special Exhibit and much more. While at Graceland, you can also enjoy great shopping, fun restaurants, and much more all at the Graceland Plaza. AND for the for the ultimate Elvis experience, you can even stay at Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel located across the street from Graceland. It features 24-hour-a-day Elvis movies, a deluxe continental breakfast, heart-shaped pool, and more. You want Elvis? You can get overdosed with Elvis here! (no pun intended)  Even though I am not an absolute Elvis fan, even I was impressed by it all.

By time we had finished, the rain was beginning to let up but still coming down pretty good so went back to the hotel to do some laundry and rest up for tomorrow. What we were planning to do? . . . we had no idea!