Here we are leaving our campground. Notice we
were staying at the Memphis/Graceland RV park at the end of this road right
behind the Heartbreak Hotel. The end of the RV park backed up to
the Graceland parking lot.
Here is our campground. If you look closely the
road is called "Love Me Tender" and the flag has a picture of Elvis on
it. I didn't know you could do that. All the
roads in the park were names of Elvis' songs. All through the town the
Elvis phenomenon is big.
Here is the Roemer family in front of Graceland, The
boys were not so sure
they wanted to go but they went along politely. I think
they were impressed
with some of the things they learned about Elvis and the culture of that
We decided on the Elvis Platinum tour which included his
house (downstairs and basement, his cars and his planes. Thank
you Sue Raman for the idea!!!! We saw a lot of areas in the main
living part of the house. Here is Elvis' TV room. He heard
President Johnson had 3 TVs so he could watch all the networks. Elvis
figured this was a good idea. He also read books constantly.
They had all of Elvis gold albums. They figured
he has sold over 1 billion records.
He had 24 cars most of which were on display. Race cars, fancy
cars and pink Cadillacs were only a few of the cars. He had a huge
four engine plane customized and named Lisa Marie.
To end the night off we were picked up in this pink limo
and driven to Marlowe's from campground. Marlowes had the best
BBQ sauce and southern fried chicken. She has won awards for their
BBQ. We truly had Southern Hospitality as they went out of their way
to treat us like long last family - warm, attentive and friendly. The
boys wanted the pink limo to pick us up every night.