We started our day with Graceland
Elvis' dining room
An entire hallway of gold records and awards
The Meditation Garden and resting place
of Elvis and his family
Stuart channels Elvis-ha!
The Pink Cadillac!! (His Mom's favorite)
We then made our way to a serious gem of Memphis...
amazing work and story behind the museum
Ribbons at the Metal MuseumAfter we were stuffed from Rendezvous, we took a stroll down Beale Street to hear some jazz, which is played constantly in this area. We did hit the Gibson Guitar Factory Tour too, but weren't allowed to take photos, but it was super cool to see how they hand make each guitar to order- especially for B.B. King, who made it famous.
We completed our day at Sun Studio. This place is a-mazing. Filled with old treasures and still a working recording studio today, it is where Elvis recorded his first song, as well as a place where some of the greats have sung (Johnny Cash anyone?). The tour is really a great way to learn more about the history and get a glimpse into what it was like back in the heyday of rock and roll.
Enjoy a milkshake at the concession stand before your tour
And finally...touch the microphone Elvis sang his first recording with!
Yep. We did all this in one day, so if you have a few hours to spare and a thirst for jazz history, make a weekend trip to Memphis. It's swell.
Coming soon: A DIY post on hand made Christmas Cards- stay tuned!