Graceland

Trip Start Mar 10, 2013
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Trip End Jun 09, 2013


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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Hit Gracelands this morning, decided not to use the GPS as how hard can it be when the Walmart we stayed at is in the same street as Gracelands. ou guessed it, we turned the wrong way & after crossing the Mississippi state line realised we were going the wrong way so back we went. We did the platinum tour which was $37pp & gives you access to the house tour, automobile tour, plane tour, Elvis in Hawaii, & Elvis in Las Vegas.

The house tour is across the road from everything else & shuttle buses take y'all over there, they have individual audio tour guides that guide you through the house, an excellent idea as you can always hear what's being said & can pause at any time. There was quite a queue waiting to get on the shuttles so they have Elvis clips playing on a TV screen while you wait. The house wasn't as big as might be expected & quite homely.

After catching the shuttle back to the main area y'all can do the other parts of the tour. Elvis is big business, before exiting any of the other parts you have to go through a gift shop, no other way out. Went through 5 gift shops & didn't buy a thing. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit though & would highly recommend it. Spent quite a few hours there.

Drove back in to the city & parked in our carpark again so we could go to the Memphis Rock & Soul Museum, which is just off Beale St, they had the same system of a self guided tour with audio headsets. Could have spent hours in here but had other things we wanted to do. We walked back up to where the trolley cars leave from & did the Riverside loop. Normally it only costs $3.50 for an all day ticket but it was our lucky day, the machine that takes your money wasn't working so it was free on that trolleycar.

Went for a walk along the waterfront, the paddlesteamer, American Queen, was in port. There were lots of people along the riverfront in the park despite it being 7pm. We really enjoyed Memphis, it was easy to get around, easy to find parking & most things were central so y'all could walk to things easily. Camped at Walmart again, tonight there are 7 others.
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