We are awake early and out of the hotel heading North and West towards our destination of Memphis Tennessee. This US 78 through Alabama is a lovely smooth stretch of highway… speed limit is 70 so we are making good time.
Before long, we were driving through another torrential downpour, like the others, it lasted about 5 minutes.
Drove through Birmingham Alabama, here are some shots of the skyline.
Welcome to Mississippi, and another State that we have never visited… so it is time to add to our “Visited States Map.”
Nice roads in this part of Mississippi also.
We stopped at the Mississippi Welcome Center. I did not know that Elvis was born in Mississippi, but I learnt that fact while looking at the Elvis displays in the Visitor Center.
At 4pm we are now driving on Elvis Presley Boulevard heading to our hotel. When we pulled into the parking lot we saw our friends Peter and Janette outside the lobby, so we parked the car and got checked in. Brought our luggage up to the room.
Everything about this hotel is “Elvis”, from the Elvis memorabilia in the lobby….
To the Elvis pictures in our room…
To the guitar shaped swimming pool…
We decided on a restaurant to eat at and they sent a pink limousine to pick us up and take us for dinner. Here is our free transportation for the evening.
Marlowe’s Ribs and Restaurant.
Great food and great company, with our friends Peter and Janette.
After a wonderful dinner and dessert, the limo took us back to our hotel. We decided we should go for a short walk and so we walked approximately 2 blocks from our hotel to the Gates of Graceland. At this hour everything is closed and locked up. We will come back tomorrow and do the official tour.
As dusk was settling around us, I stuck my camera above the stone fence at Graceland and snapped this photo towards the house.
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