I spent two nights in a row doing some very high energy social activities and let me tell you, I’m TIRED. I feel more exhausted today than I ever did on the road. Definitely in need of some outdoor activity 😴
Any Elvis fans out there?! 💗
To be completely honest, I didn’t know much about Evis aside from the obvious until this trip to Memphis, but I sure did learn! I visited many of Elvis’ local hangouts as well as Graceland, the Lisa Marie (his plane), and his birth home in Tupelo, MS!
I’ve always loved his music, but now that I have a better understanding of who Elvis Presley was I can say I’m a fan!
Although there are many I’d love to share, here are 6 facts you may not know about Graceland:
• Elvis purchased Graceland in 1957 at the age of 22 for $100,000, and he did not name it. The home was built in 1939 on land that was given as a wedding gift to Dr. Thomas Moore and his wife Ruth by her aunt, Grace. In honor of the gift, they named the house Graceland.
• The jungle room was originally a screened in porch that Elvis converted to a sitting room with a working waterfall. Some say he purchased the furnishings in 1974 because they reminded him of his favorite place, Hawaii, while others say he did it to rile his father Vernon. Either way, the room has green shag carpet on the floor and ceiling, which helped with the acoustics of the room. Elvis recorded the album "From Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, Tennessee" and half of "Moody Blue" right there in that room.
• Elvis bought the home for his mother. When he was younger he told his parents one day he would make lots of money and would buy them a nice house in town. Graceland was the answer to that promise.
• The brick smokehouse on the property served as Elvis’ personal shooting range.
• On the day Elvis died he played a game of racquetball with his cousin Billy Smith, his wife Jo, and Elvis’ girlfriend Ginger Alden. After the game he played a few songs on piano and sang his final song, “blue eyes crying in the rain.” Elvis would die a few hours later in the master bathroom at Graceland.
Today Graceland is open for tours and is the second most visited house in America right under the White House.
When you're excited about the ride the destinations become even more enticing
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Seriously considering rn to move to the desert 💭🌵 Last weekend we should my grandfather how we usually spend our time in Southern Nevada....we go to the desert 🤗 since Danny and I are absolutely no city people we love nothing more than spending our weekends in the desert, in our 5 billion star hotel, all by ourself 🧡 I think my grandfather liked it....we showed him the best if the best...offroading, shooting (well we found gun shells) and even skeletons of a dead something....it's a though life out there 😂