Graceland: Memphis, Tennessee
Graceland!!! After a couple hundred miles, we finally reached the mecca of our pilgrimage, Elvis’s legendary abode in Memphis, Tennessee. The kitschy Southern Versailles lived up to all of the predictions that we rattled off in the car on our way there. We spent the whole day exploring the Graceland mansion, as well as many of the Elvis related tourist attractions. We couldn’t help but make a stop at the famous Sun Records, a host to Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, and the king himself – in order to try and get the right amount of inspiration in to Clara for her band Grand Rapids. While we were only halfway through our trip, Graceland was an indubitable high point.
Cassie and Clara