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