The King's Crib

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Home of the King!
Yesterday was a LONG day with much activity.  Today was ALL driving.  We left the Asheville area early morning while the air was very cool and there was still a thick low-lying fog.  "Westward Ho!" on Interstate 40.  About an hour and a half in, it was goodbye North Carolina...Hello Tennessee!

After 7 more hours of driving, we drove past Knoxville and Nashville and into see Graceland...Home of the King...the 1 and Only Elvis Presley!  We were on a tight schedule as well as on a tight budget so we decided NOT to fork over $$$ to see the exhibits of the King of Rock 'N' Roll.

 We did do a drive by of the  Graceland area.  We got a view of the Heartbreak Hotel and the top view of one of Elvis' planes...I think we saw the Lisa Marie.  The actual mansion is located at 3734 Elvis Presley Boulevard.  I illegally parked on the side of Elvis Presley Boulevard while my cousin jumped out of the car and took a decent photo of the mansion while the gate was open to let a tour bus in.  After paying brief respects to the King, we were off again on the longest driving leg of our cross country road trip.

vulindlela says:
That's cool!
I have probably been to Memphis a dozen times and never seen Graceland.
Posted on: Apr 21, 2008
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Home of the King!
Home of the King!
Early morning fog off the I-40 in …
Early morning fog off the I-40 in…
I think this was the Lisa Marie
I think this was the Lisa Marie
photo by: vulindlela