JD did such a good job planning Friday night to make sure I got the run down on Memphis. We started off at Rendezvous for supper. With JD's hookups we were able to get a great table, the best server and no wait in line. That is saying something for a restaurant that serves 4 tons of ribs a week and over 3,000 customers on a typical Saturday! The ribs did not disappoint and now I can mark Memphis BBQ off of my list.
We had to make the trip across the street to the Peabody Hotel. Unfortunately the ducks weren't swimming in the fountain, but thanks to JD I got the whole story minus the ducks. The hotel is so beautiful in that old hotel kind of way.
We left the hotel and walked down to Beale Street. There were about 354,876 people out that night. The weather was so nice and it turned out to be a perfect fall night. We also went by the Lorainne Motel/National Civil Rights Museum where Martin Luther King Jr was shot.
The next day Elvis was waiting for us at Graceland. I'm not really an Elvis fan but Graceland is something that everyone should go to if you have the chance. It is just crazy to wrap your head around how big Elvis was and still is today.
Talk about different. Graceland is perfectly preserved just as it was when Elvis lived there.
I guess the good thing to take away from this room is the sunburst mirror and I do like the lamps.
We had a guy on the tour that wanted to take our picture several times, we obliged in the dining room.
The jungle room may be the worst room, I'm not sure they were all pretty bad.
It was really disappointing because we couldn't go in Elvis' bedroom or anywhere upstairs. The house size was average by today's standards and tiny by today's celebrity standards.
Next stop my idea of graceland, a stop at the Premiere Prints fabric store. A whole store dedicated to Premiere Prints. I bought some fabric for some new euro shams in my bedroom, hope to get those sewn up this week.