Arkansas to Virginia

After leaving the 24HHH in Arkansas we made a plan to take a couple days on the southern route through Tennessee to visit Memphis and Nashville.  We figured there is no way we could drive through Memphis without stopping off for a visit to Graceland.  When we first pulled up to the parking lot we both shared the same feeling of “this is not what I expected”.  We purchased our tickets and were then directed to a shuttle bus which took us across the street and into a gated compound. Aha, now this is what I imagined.  We drove up a long driveway toward Elvis’s beautiful home, Graceland.  After being instructed on what to do and where to go, we began the tour of his home, the real deal, all the furniture and appliances and art work everything, was his, it was really cool.  We took loads of shots of the house.

GRACELAND!!!!
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GRACELAND!!!!

This home and the 13 acres of property was purchased by Elvis in the mid 50′s for only $100,000!

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The main living room with a 15 foot white sofa!
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The main living room with a 15 foot white sofa! Elvis renovated the whole interior on the 70′s

Beautiful stained glass
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Beautiful stained glass

The Brady Bunch style kitchen
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The Brady Bunch style kitchen, notice the carpeted floor!

When Elvis was young, he promised his parents that one day he would make it big and when he did he would take care of them and offer them a lifestyle they couldn’t otherwise afford, and he did! His parents moved in with him and his family after he purchased Graceland.

Elvis's parents slept in this bedroom
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Elvis’s parents slept in this bedroom

The pool room, this room is covered in 350 yards of fabric, including the ceiling!
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The pool room, this room is covered in 350 yards of fabric, including the ceiling!

The King
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The King, a self portrait in the stairway

Priscilla and Lisa Marie
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Priscilla and Lisa Marie

The Jungle Room, covered in shag carpet, including the ceiling
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The Jungle Room, covered in shag carpet, including the ceiling!

Jungle furniture
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Jungle furniture

Media Room
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Media Room

Funky Monkey on the table!
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Funky Monkey on the table!

There were a few detached buildings from the main house, Vernon’s office (Elvis’s Dad) where he collected fan mail among other things, a racquet ball house, a trophy house and a meditation garden.

Elvis's personal racquet ball court converted to a trophy room
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Elvis’s personal racquet ball court converted to a trophy room

Elvis's ensembles
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Elvis’s ensembles

Wardrobes from Vegas
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Wardrobes from Vegas

The Trophy Building
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The Trophy Building

Of course, you cannot be the King of Rock and not own your own fleet of cars and private jets!

Elvis's 1st plane he bought in the 70's and named it "Lisa Marie"
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Elvis’s 1st plane he bought in the 70′s and named it “Lisa Marie”

Elvis spent $500K for the plane and another $250K removing the 96 seats and decking it out to become a home in the air.

Inside the "Lisa Marie"
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Inside the “Lisa Marie”

The planes conference room
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The planes conference room

The planes bathroom with a 14K gold sink!
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The planes bathroom with a 14K gold sink!

and Elvis's master bedroom on the plane
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and Elvis’s master bedroom on the plane

 

The famous pink cadillac he sang about and then gave to his mother
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The famous pink cadillac he sang about and then gave to his mother

We miss Elvis!
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We miss Elvis!

The Meditation Area in the backyard with the graves of Elvis, his parents and a tombstone memorializing Elvis's twin stillborn brother
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The Meditation Area in the backyard with the graves of Elvis, his parents and a tombstone memorializing Elvis’s twin stillborn brother

RIP Elvis
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RIP Elvis

Graceland was a really good experience and we recommend it to anyone passing through Memphis!!

We continued east making a quick stop in Nashville for dinner, we didn’t do or see much but we had a great meal at Merchant’s Cafe on Broadway

The only pic from Nashville, Broadway Ave
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The only pic from Nashville, Broadway Ave

We finally made it back to the east coast and stopped at the New River Gorge for a couple days of climbing at Sandstonia and Summersville.

Climbing at Sandstonia, on Butterfly Flake 5.7
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Climbing at Sandstonia, on Butterfly Flake 5.7

Jamie on Butterfly Flake
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Jamie on Butterfly Flake

At the top of Butterfly Flake
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At the top of Butterfly Flake

At the top of Butterfly Flake
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At the top of Butterfly Flake

Our last campsite of the world tour at the American Alpine Club at the New
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Our last campsite of the world tour at the American Alpine Club at the New

And that was it!! The end!! We have officially wrapped up our 15 months of wandering the planet and now we are back in good old VA preparing ourselves to face reality and responsibility : )

Check back in in a couple weeks and we’ll be blogging about our upcoming nuptials!

~Cathy

 

 

 

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