Got to tour Elvis' Graceland in January, always being a music lover, I was mesmerized. Let's start with the beautiful, historic Peabody Hotel.... next photos please.....
Do you know of the World Famous Peabody Ducks? They spend their days in this georgeous fountain in the lobby of the Peabody.
There's a big ceremony to get the ducks to and from the lobby. A red carpet is rolled out with their daily 11am entrance and 5pm exit to and from the fountain.
Where do they go after 5pm?
To their overnight accomodations ....
the Duck Palace....
a bigger area, away from the crowds.
Yes, it's on the rooftop of the Peabody Hotel.
Went to Memphis with Kayla from "Woody and the Wake Up Call"
....our goal was to learn about St. Jude's Hospital. We're preparing for our WCOL radiothon.
We might have discovered Beale Street too. It was cool to hear a piano player singing "Walking In Memphis".....while being in Memphis.
Walking in Memphis includes the line "saw the ghost of Elvis" ....so I had to include a tour of Graceland. Here's a view from the street, it's on a beautiful piece of land, the mansion is behind the trees.
Here's Elvis's famous TV room. Yes, he had 3....to watch all 3 networks back in the early 70's.
No I'm not touching the pool table, imagining playing a game of pool with Elvis though... that'd have been fun!
NEW to the Graceland Tour...... getting to see the JUNGLE ROOM.
That's a waterfall.
Check out the wooden carvings,
and a bar at the end.
I love it!
Here's the small piano Elvis played as he sang for some friends the morning he died.
That room leads to dozens and dozens of awards and his jumpsuits on display. This one has a tiger on the front.
Then outside, not far from the pool- the tour ends with his final resting place, next to his mother and other relatives.
Thank you Elvis, for all those great years of music and more!