Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Graceland - part one
Of course when you are in Memphis you also eat a lot of BBQ. A lot plus other southern cooking. Wow, I am darn lucky I got home before we both had heart attacks.
And whenever we go anywhere, we always seek out quilt stores, natch!
And here is our obligatory goofy tourist picture. I seriously cannot get enough of these.
I enjoyed seeing Elvis's house and learning about him. It is the second most visited house after the White house and I think it's because in a lot of ways Elvis was like us. He struggled with his weight, his marriage didn't work out. He loved his parents and child. He had talents but also demons. He had a whole bunch of fun with his money and his house will remind you of every house you ever saw in the 1970's.
I like him even more since I went there. I am glad I never had to battle his demons and I am even glad I didn't have all his money. I got to hear his music, eat some good food, it was a good time.
Plus everyone in the family got a tacky Elvis souvenir!