Day 105

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We went to Graceland! Stayed at its official RV park right across the street, but as we aren’t big Elvis fans, we didn’t know if we’d have time to fit it in. So glad we did.
The tour itself was okay. For $30, you stand in line, get a mug shot, hop in a van, and go across the road to Graceland. A big noisy 4 lane road that’s been there since Elvis bought the property. Graceland was a lot smaller than either Dan or I thought it would be.
The audio tour was good. You can do it at your own pace, which was nice because we let our crowd go first, then took our time. Once again, we were so glad we took the early morning tour because we could see how the lines would stack up later in the day. To go downstairs to his famous tv and pool rooms, you walk on the actual stairs, which are skinny.
The best part was all his memorabilia in an addition and his old raquetball court. He had so many gold records! Way more than I would have guessed, and not just in pop, but gospel and jazz. They even had the console tv that RCA gave him when he sold a million records. My favorite was the HUGE plaque from the city of Memphis listing all his charitable activities. He gave back in $1,000 increments – they showed the checks on another wall.
Nate says his favorite part of the Elvis tour was the family jungle room. You can probably look it up online!

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About sallyljacobson

I live in paradise again, Bend Oregon, after a 19 month RV trip around North America with our 2 teenagers and 2 dogs. It was the adventure of a lifetime, and now I'm on to my next one - selling real estate to those lucky enough to move to Bend. The trip blog is www.gojacobsons.com and my current blog is sallysbendblog.com. Follow along, I'd love to be in touch with you!

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