Going to Graceland, Graceland

I love nostalgia, and perhaps nothing is more nostalgic than Elvis Presley. Even though I was very young when he died, his music still plays an important role in my life today. I love all his classics, but my favorite is Suspicious Minds. But did you know that Elvis won only three grammys, and all of them were for gospel songs! I love that!

Anyway, fast forward several decades. Graceland still stands, attracting visitors from all over the world. And it was on my bucket list for some time. So when my mom told me she needed to get away, we flew to Memphis to fulfil a dream of seeing the mansion firsthand.

We weren’t disappointed!

My mom is so happy to be going on a trip!

I’m sure many of you have already been there, so I just want to show a few highlights that I personally loved. And if you haven’t, there’s so much more than this. You could really spend an entire 8-10 hours there, because it’s more than just a house, but across the street there’s a mini “theme park” dedicated to all things Elvis. The restaurants even serve some of his favorite foods!

The stairway to the second floor. Tours aren’t allowed up there.
The living room. Beautiful, but this white wouldn’t last a week in my house!
How cute are these!
His 1956 Continental Mark II. So beautiful!
This is from the museum part of the complex. It was in the Presley home at one time.

One thing I found out during the tour was that he didn’t have it built. He bought it from someone else. And the name “Graceland” was actually the name of the property, named for the original owner’s daughter, Grace. Later, the mansion was built in 1939.

These are just a few of the wonderful things in his home. Even if you aren’t a fan of his music, you’ll probably enjoy and appreciate the beauty of the home itself.

So if you’re anywhere near Memphis, be sure to take a day to tour this majestic mansion.

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