We’re not huge Elvis fans. No wait, I take that back. We weren’t huge Elvis fans before visiting his house… but pretty sure we’re converted. We can’t stop listening to his music and for good reason – it’s awesome.
Because we had to be in Nashville for May 9, we slowly made our way from Fort Smith over to Memphis, then to Nashville. We didn’t plan this very well and would have been far better just staying in Fort Smith and doing an overnight in Memphis. Needless to say, we had a lot of extra days to kill in Memphis. And what better activity than go to Elvis’s house?
Don’t let the pictures fool you. We were SURROUNDED by people all day. Too many people. People soup, even.
It was fun to see how he decorated his home, but like so many of these sorts of tours, it felt very fake. Meaning, only the good stuff was mentioned, none of the scandal, none of the real life things… the tour left a lot to be desired.
Leave it to Leanne to dig for the details though. For days following our tour, she read out articles, stories, and excerpts from books that gave a clear picture of what life may have been like for The King. Quite astounding the life he led, and how lonely it must have been. In any case, we have a newfound respect for his music.
Would we go back? No need. Would we recommend others do? If you have $100 USD to drop per person, go for it. We found it to be pretty pricey, but it was a lengthy tour, so you do get your monies worth if you really wanna read everything and soak it all in.