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Day 12, Part 1 : “We’re going to Graceland!”

11 May


Oh Graceland, you had me at “Jungle Room”.

As I mentioned before, I am not a huge Elvis fan. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a problem with the guy but you won’t find me sitting around listening to “Ya Ain’t Nothin” But A Hound Dog” on a Friday night.

Let’s just say that visiting Graceland was something I never thought I would get around to in this lifetime.

But then when Rachel and I were planning the road trip we made the big decision- we were going to Graceland! We decided you can’t go to Memphis on an American road trip and not make a stop at the King’s house! It would be an American sin.

Once the decision was made I actually started to get strangely excited about going! It all seemed so silly to me and saying the sentence  “I am going to Graceland!” seemed as strange as saying “I am going to the moon!”

Neither one made much sense.

But then, there I was on day 12 of my road trip standing in line (with audio tour headphones on no less) waiting to board a bus to Graceland. What had the world come to?

I am pretty sure pigs can fly now too.

Touring Graceland was a funny experience- it certainly brings out an interesting crowd (I’ll just leave it at that)! We were funneled through the rooms (getting a few minutes in each), I couldn’t hear a thing on my audio tour headphones (I kept asking if they were broken) and when I did hear something it was usually telling me about a room I wasn’t in.

Most of the time I just walked around aimlessly taking it all in- it’s such a crazy place! Each room more visually stimulating then the next.

The whole experience left me in awe of the king- he was such a creative, sexy, talented and passionate man!

Some of my favorite things about Graceland….

(This carpet)

(The peacock stained glass in the living room)

(Um…everything about the jungle room including the panda)

(this Elvis portrait)

(well hello there strange little white monkey)

(The meditation garden where Elvis is buried)

(His groovy suits)

(this picture)

Alright, alright…I’m kinda an Elvis fan now….


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27 Mar


This road trip is shaping up to be the most insane adventure of my life! It’s becoming way more fabulous then I could have ever imagined it to be. I’m not going to lie, our itinerary is insanely ambitious and we may die from exhaustion trying to stay on schedule but that’s part of the adventure…right? Rachel and I will have to survive the driving and appointment booked days armed with laughter, cameras, our beloved computers, lots of red bull and the support of all our readers!!

New things added to the itinerary

{Living Desert Museum}

{Living Desert Museum}


(Cup Cafe- Tucson}

I have a feeling that my Huevos Rancheros breakfast from the Cup Cafe is going to be pretty amazing!

{The Compound Restaurant}

I just LOVE this.

{The Compound Restaurant}

Is that not the prettiest dining room you have ever seen?? I hear the food is even prettier…

{Puye Cliff Dwellings- New Mexico}

Puye Cliffs was home to 1,500 Pueblo Indians who lived, farmed and hunted game there from the 900s to 1580 A.D.- I cannot wait to see it in person!

{El Cosmico- Marfa, Texas}

Sleeping in a teepee!! Yes Please!!

{Torchy’s Tacos- Austin, Texas}

I have been dreaming of eating a taco from Torchy’s Taco’s again ever since I tried one three years ago…so delish!

{Hotel Provincial- New Orleans}

This hotel is supposed to be haunted! I can’t tell if this excites me or terrifies me.

{Haunted Ghost Tour- New Orleans}

To really ensure we see a ghost while in New Orleans we have signed up for a ghost tour as well…

{Poogan’s Porch- Charleston}

The menu at this restaurant makes my mouth water- Rachel and I have decided that we MUST order the fried alligator salad because how often do you see that on a menu?

{Graceland- Memphis}

Elvis! Need I say more?!

{Smith-Byrd House, Alabama}

Is this not the sweetest Bed & Breakfast you have ever seen??

{Carriage Tour @ Middleton Place– Charleston}

The above picture is going to be re-created with Rachel and I inserted in to it.

Have any of you guys been to any of these places?? Do you have any tips? Thoughts?