2016 Graceland, Memphis Tennessee

Pool Room
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Awards Case
Awards Case
Gold Records
Gold Records
Wall of Awards
Wall of Awards

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

Entry to Graceland
Entry to Graceland

The home Elvis was raised in was very modest.

Model of the home Elvis grew up in.
Model of the home Elvis grew up in.
The Home of Elvis
The Home of Elvis
Living Room with custom furniture
Living Room with custom furniture
Stairway to second floor--No Access allowed out of respect for Elvis
Stairway to second floor–No Access allowed out of respect for Elvis
Dining Room
Dining Room

The home of Elvis was continually filled with friends and family who often would partake in meals served in this lovely room

Dining Room
Dining Room
Kitchen
Kitchen

With all the visitors, the kitchen was open 24 hours a day to accommodate them

Elvis' mothers bedroom
Elvis’ mothers bedroom

Elvis’ mothers bedroom

 

A room to relax
A room to relax

This lovely oversized pit couch is where Elvis and guests would relax

Elvis' pool table
Elvis’ pool table

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.

Pool Room
Pool Room

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.

Jungle room
Jungle room

This was one of Elvis’ favorite rooms.  The furniture was real unique and quite popular in the 70’s.

Pasture
Pasture

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.

Awards Case
Awards Case
Gold Records
Gold Records
Wall of Awards
Wall of Awards

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

Wardrobe
Wardrobe
Wardrobe
Wardrobe
Wardrobe
Wardrobe

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.

Pool
Pool

Decorated with bushes and plants it looked very inviting,.

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These were Elvis’ vehicles he owned.  Great vintage automobiles.

Limousine
Limousine

This is the limousine that Elvis’ rode in to many of his concerts.

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This was Prascilla’s car.

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These were Elvis’ big boy toys.

Elvis' Plane--Lisa Marie
Elvis’ Plane–Lisa Marie
Elvis' Plane--Lisa Marie
Elvis’ Plane–Lisa Marie
Meditation Garden
Meditation Garden
Elvis' final resting place
Elvis’ final resting place

Elvis had been buried at another location, but with fear of vandalism he was moved onto his estate for security.

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Buried along with Elvis are his mother, father, and grandmother.

Elvis RIP
Elvis RIP

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.

Heartbreak Hotel
Heartbreak Hotel

The song Heartbreak Hotel was released as a single on January 27, 1956.

Desk Phone at Heartbreak Hotel
Desk Phone at Heartbreak Hotel
Heartbreak Hotel Lobby
Heartbreak Hotel Lobby

Entryway into Heartbreak Hotel.  So elegant.

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