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Memphis, Tennessee

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Today I'll spend the entire day and most of the evening checking out Memphis, TN. My primary sightseeeing goal is to visit Graceland Mansion, home of the beloved and bereaved singer/actor Elvis Presley and most popular Memphis attraction. I'll also try to catch a riverboat ride on the Mississippi as well as visit Memphis' famous Beale Street, the heart of the city's blues music culture.

The weather looks to be tour perfect.

My driving today will be focused predominately in and around Memphis, TN. In the evening I'll push into northern Mississippi where I'll overnight.

I hop on the expressway and within 20 minutes I reach Graceland.

Graceland was purchased by Elvis in 1957 for $100,000 during the start of his ascent to stardom. He lived in the mansion for 20 years until his untimely death in 1977 at the age of 42. Graceland is now a museum that strives to chronical Elvis' life, from his poor beginnings in Mississippi in the 40s to his rise to fame and fortune in the 50s, 60s, and 70s.

Click here for more detail and pictures of my interesting tour of Graceland.

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