Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Memphis Trip Recap Part II

Incase you missed part 1 of my latest trip to Memphis, you can view it here

If you thought I packed a lot into the first day, you'll be amazed at how much I fit into my second day in Memphis. Once I got the day started, it was off to the Arcade Restaurant for breakfast. You may not have heard of the restaurant before but I'm sure you've seen it in a movie or two. It's been featured in Great Balls of Fire, Mystery Train and many others. 

Once breakfast was over, it was off to the main attraction- Graceland! 
I absolutely have a love affair with Graceland. If you've never been then you must rectify the situation and go immediately. Every time I set foot on the grounds I immediately get a cause of the envies because the property, house and furnishings is amazing. What I wouldn't give to be able to spend the night there! Oh why couldn't I have been alive in the 60's and 70's?!?
I took over 600 photos of Graceland. I won't be uploading them. Inside here's a few pictures from my favorite room in the house... the jungle room! 
Some people don't see the beauty in the furniture... but I sure do! Love it!

After touring the other 5 museums, I headed off to visit the historic Stax Museum. 
Stax is the recording birthplace of American soul music. The likes of Ike & Tina Turner, Issac Hayes, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin and many more first recorded here.
A sampling of the albums recorded at Stax! 
After visiting Stax, it was back to Marlowes for dinner. I love that place and couldn't get enough of it! This time I feasted on pork chops! Yum!
Plus we swung by Graceland one more time to get some photos in front of the gates at night. 

I'd have to say it was a great time in Memphis and I can't wait to go back in August for Elvis Week! 

14 comments:

Jax said...

Love these! I think your love of Graceland and Elvis is so awesome! We all have something and you're so lucky you get to visit your "something" quite a bit!!! :)

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

This looks SO FUN! I'll bet you were in heaven!

Hutch said...

It's crazy how they've managed to maintain Graceland all these years!

Amanda @ It's Blogworthy said...

You're a crazy Elvis fan, girl!! I love it. These kinds of things are so cool to me. This is why I love Nashville so much!

Kelly Marie said...

I love that first picture! & August is just around the corner!

Tiffany said...

I must go sometime... soon
is it weird to have a honeymoon there?

Sunshinemeg said...

Love the last pictures of you by the gate! Too cute. That furniture is very different but I can see the beauty you are talking about. I bet Elvis week is a true blast with all the Elvis lovers! Thanks for sharing your trip to Memphis!

Patience said...

Looks like you had a great time. Um..that food looks delish.

ModernMom said...

Oh you really are a true fan! Thanks for taking us on a tour:) Hard to believe a real person actually lived like that!

Deidre said...

I love stax. I know you're an elvis fan so I can see why Graceland is your favourite...

But I LOVE me some STAX.

star said...

Looks like you had a great time lady! I want to visit Graceland one day, it looks like quite an experience! I'd take my Mom, she is a huge Elvis fan!

Kerr said...

600 pictures?! I am impressed. I cant remember to take more than one photo most of the time..

samnhal said...

It's crazy how decorated Graceland is. That's awesome that you were able to do so much

Kassie said...

I went to Graceland with my dad a few years ago, it was so much fun! Love your pictures. :)