Thursday, January 8, 2015

Happy Brthday to an Icon !

 

Elvis would have been 80 today!
Can you imagine?

Other than the Beatles, Elvis is
the first musician I remember. In
fact we had the very album pictured
above. I listed to it a lot!!!


 

Seven years ago for our Summer
vacation, we took a trip to the
Southeast-Tennessee, Kentucky
and North Carolina.
In Tennessee, we went to Nashville
and Memphis. Both of us had wanted
to visit Graceland for a long time and
on this trip WE DID IT! The long drive-
way leads the tour buses to the front
steps of the beautiful home of Elvis
Presley.


 

This marker and rock wall are at the
front gate. The wall has been signed
by many, many tourists who have
visited the mansion.


 

Here we are at the front door of
Graceland. They do not allow
pictures inside so everything
taken is outside.


 

These buildings and play area
are located in back on the estate
property. Lisa Marie actually
played on the swings etc.


 

Hopefully this isn't too morbid for
most but this and the other graves
are some of the most photographed
items on the property. It really is a
beautiful area.


 

Back on other museum property is
the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum.
Mr. Ken was in heaven. I enjoyed it too.
In the parking lot on the opposite side
of the car is a full size airplane called
"Lisa Marie," If I remember correctly
one can tour the plane too.




This photo did not get in line like
the rest-so here we are. This is
the parking lot that visitor's
park in and go to the Visitor's
Center to purchase tickets to
Graceland, hit the gift shop
and grab a burger at the
diner.

Elvis left us way too early
but thankfully he left a great
legacy of music to listeners
musicians alike.

Do you have favorite memories
of the King and what songs
do you like.

"I Want To Be Your Teddy Bear"
is my favorite Elvis song plus
other of course.

Happy Birthday, Elvis!!!

~Keep on Dreaming~

7 comments:

  1. I'm an Elvis fan and was thrilled to get to Graceland a few years ago. It's hard to pick a favorite, but I enjoy his Gospel renditions and "Can't Help Falling in Love." I could listen to that song a million times and I probably have.

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  2. It is a wonderful place!
    Time has stood still their for sure.

    That is a good song too.

    M : )

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  3. Someone posted on my FB page, a picture of what Elvis might look like at the age of 80. Even at 80...he was a handsome guy. Thanks for sharing Graceland

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    1. I saw that on the Today show.
      It's amazing what can be done
      with technology.


      M : )

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  4. My niece did her surgical residency at Baptist Hospital and University Hospital in Memphis. I took my mother to visit her three times. Each time we had to once again visit Graceland. I especially loved the museum. Mother thought Elvis skimped on that swing set. She said he should have bought a nicer one for his only child!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  5. I agree with your Mom.
    It is a grand place, for sure!
    I would definitely go again.

    Happy Friday!

    M : )

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  6. I agree with your Mom.
    It is a grand place, for sure!
    I would definitely go again.

    Happy Friday!

    M : )

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