On our way home from Green Bay, WI we made a stop at Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley. I was pretty young when Elvis was hitting stardom, and not one of his big fans. However, I must say, after seeing Graceland and hearing of all the good causes Elvis contributed to, I do have a better appreciation for him.
Seeing where he lived was an awesome experience
The home Elvis was raised in was very modest.
The home of Elvis was continually filled with friends and family who often would partake in meals served in this lovely room
With all the visitors, the kitchen was open 24 hours a day to accommodate them
Elvis’ mothers bedroom
This lovely oversized pit couch is where Elvis and guests would relax
Many guests played pool here. If you look closely, in the upper right corner right by the pocket, there is a tear. This was caused by one of Elvis’ guests attempting to make a trick shot resulting in a tear to the felt.
Notice the walls and ceiling. They are decorated in cloth. It took three people ten days to completely cover this room in the material. It was quite lovely and gave the room a warm, relaxing feeling.
This was one of Elvis’ favorite rooms. The furniture was real unique and quite popular in the 70’s.
Elvis had a great love for horses and would often go riding with family and friends. When they found out he was going riding they would want to join him.
Anyone who knows anything about Elvis knows that his music awarded him many gold records and other awards. It was breathtaking to see all these hanging on the walls and encased in glass. The man had great talent
Every concert Elvis performed at he always wore a very showy costume, whether it be beads, bangles, fringe or bling. Above are just a few of the outfits he wore.
Decorated with bushes and plants it looked very inviting,.
These were Elvis’ vehicles he owned. Great vintage automobiles.
This is the limousine that Elvis’ rode in to many of his concerts.
This was Prascilla’s car.
These were Elvis’ big boy toys.
Elvis had been buried at another location, but with fear of vandalism he was moved onto his estate for security.
Buried along with Elvis are his mother, father, and grandmother.
The trip to Graceland was unforgettable. I am sure one day that we will revisit and once again be awed by the beauty of Graceland.
The song Heartbreak Hotel was released as a single on January 27, 1956.
Entryway into Heartbreak Hotel. So elegant.
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