Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Elvis Week 2011 Recap Finale

Incase you missed the previous two recaps they can be found here and here .

On my last day in Memphis, I started the day out right with breakfast. I had been wanting to try a place called the Blue Plate Cafe, so I made my way over there. I ended up getting their Blue Plate Buttermilk Pancakes and bacon.
Honestly, it may look really good but the pancakes were so dry. I was actually disappointed in the restaurant because I had been hearing really good things about it. Maybe it was just an off day for them. 

After breakfast, I set out to do something I've been trying to do the last two times I was in town which was visiting Humes High School.
Humes High School was where Elvis attended high school. It's also been featured in a few movies such as Great Balls of Fire and Elvis & Me. Now the school is a middle school. Be warned, it's in a bad part of town and I do not suggest going there at night.

Straight from there I headed to my river boat day cruise, Rollin' On the River! This was an all Elvis Insiders cruise so it was a few hundred EP fans cruising down the mighty Mississippi. The views were amazing and I was so glad that it didn't rain!
I'm not going to lie, the Memphis heat was awful. I thought it had been a hot summer in WV... well, I was wrong. I don't know how people living in Memphis are doing it. I literally would sweat through my clothing within minutes of being outside. So when I got off the boat, I changed clothing and headed to the big event of the day.

Elvis: Live In Concert was a great event where they featured Elvis performing but with a live, modern band on stage. They had this amazing see thru screen that had Elvis projected on it performing his Vegas show but you could still see the live band behind him with the lights. It was so cool. I don't know how to explain it properly but it was almost as if he was there!
You can kind of get an idea of what it was like from the photo. The band is behind the screen. It was very cool... trust me! So there you have it, besides a few other events that was my Elvis Week! 


Dollface said...

Darn i love pancakes and bacon!!!

Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

Your Memphis posts make me miss living there SO much! I, too, was not overly impressed with Blue Plate...not at all what it was cracked up to be!

Anonymous said...

love this post!
Memphis is really bad for crime. you want to be in before dark.

AC Quigley said...

I was only thinking the other day that I'd love to visit Memphis and Graceland - thanks for the interesting posts and photos!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a bummer that the pancakes were dry. You'd think they'd nail that. It looks like a really fun day though :-)

Unknown said...

So awesome that you got to go to Graceland and meet all the impersonators! I've never done that before. One day I hope to go on a road trip through Memphis and the other southern states.

Thanks for sharing sweetie!