My dad loved Elvis.

We took a family vacation down through Tennessee when I was little and visited Graceland. I don’t recall much from that part of the trip, but I do remember visiting Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum, mining for gold at Silver Dollar City (which would later become Dollywood) and Loretta Lynn’s Dude Ranch – where my dad picked up a cowboy hat and boots.

Funny, the things we remember.

So it was a pleasure to revisit this place, and curious to see this relatively quaint empire through my now adult eyes.

Next trip? We’ll squeeze in Dollywood.

Graceland entry
Graceland Music Room
The Jungle Room
Graceland kitchen
Walking to the basement through the mirror-lined steps
The Pool Room
TV Room
The office
This Keep off Grass sign seems more important with Elvis’ signature included.
Welcome to My World gold record

You know those photos they charge you like $30 for? Yeah. We didn’t buy it so this blurry shot will have to do.