Saturday, May 07, 2011


A special thanks to LEONTIEN for the kind comment. It was much appreciated. It was the encouragement I needed to get back to blogging regularly. Thank you, thank you very much :)
Saturday, May 7th - We (including CH) again got up around 8:00 a.m. to start driving from Nashville to Memphis. We watched the news about flooding there but the mayor of Memphis encouraged everyone to come and assured visitors that Beale Street (and all the BBQ places) was open for business!

We received a warm welcome from Elvis himself when we arrived at Graceland around 1:14 p.m.

It was our 2nd visit. The first visit was in 2001. I don't remember if we had a tour guide or the current individual pacing audio-guided tour. Only still , no flash, photography is allowed in all areas of Graceland Mansion. I could not take any good photos of the Jungle Room because it was too dark. Go to to see all the displays and details for planning your visit. The Heartbreak Hotel is located just across the street from Graceland Mansion (we stayed at another hotel).

It was CH's first time at Graceland. Though not a die-hard fan of Elvis, CH enjoyed visiting the Mansion since it is one of the most well-known attractions in America, drawing visitors from around the world. I was told that Elvis is the most impersonated person in the world. There was a Vietnamese singer named Elvis Phuong and he even had surgery in hope of looking like the real Elvis!
Above is the recreation room where Elvis and his buddies relaxed and enjoyed a game of pool.
Below is an amazing display of gold and platinum awards, the famous wardrobe with flashy jewelry, unique style of the King of Rock 'n' Rolls.
The King's final resting place after a short journey to superstardom yet he left a lasting legacy that will always be remembered.

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