Hello all of you wonderful internet beings! Collinswoah13’s back with another great post, this time about my trip to Memphis!
I have been a HUGE Elvis Presley fan ever since I was a little, little girl (thanks Dad!) and Graceland is honestly one of my favorite places in the world. I knew that Graceland gets a beautiful holiday makeover every single year and ever since I found that out AND that they used the decorations that the King himself used when he was alive, so I have been dying to go. Now I have been to Graceland once but it was on a really really hot day in May so no holiday decorations. Don’t get me wrong it was an amazing and beautiful trip and it was my first time going so I loved it, but I NEEDED to see it decorated for the holidays. (Okay, I didn’t NEED to but I definitely felt like I did!) Naturally I told my boyfriend all about the decorations and how much I wanted to go and blah, blah, blah. That wonderful, perfect man of mine actually planned and tried to surprise me (I ruined it but it’s okay! It’s the thought that counts!) with a trip to Memphis and Graceland.
During our trip to Memphis we ate a loooooot of good southern food. On our way down we stopped in Nashville and got the best hot chicken at Hattie B’s. While in Memphis we were fortunate enough to go to a wonderful place called Dyer’s which is quite famous (thank you Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives!), got some fantastic barbeque and gorged ourselves with the always fantastic Zaxby’s (we’re from Ohio so we unfortunately don’t get such a delicacy). Beyond the food my man was able to see one of his old college friends which I was very happy for him to be able to spend time with his pal. And of course me being the lovely girlfriend that I am, I listened intently for some embarrassing and/or funny stories which of course I got 😉
So like my previous post about my video game pick-ups, I did quite a bit of video game hunting in the Memphis area. We were able to hit up every single video game store, that I could find AND that wasn’t a Gamestop, where I was able to make some great additions to my ever growing collection. Game hunting in different cities is honestly one of my favorite things to do. I just find it so exhilarating and fun!
Now on to the best part; Graceland!
I must say even if you are not an Elvis fan, I highly recommend going to Graceland as it is an experience and everyone can have fun. We were able to walk through the entire mansion and see all the decorations for Christmas, visit the family graves, buy too many things at all the gift shops, see some of Elvis’ personal vehicles, see some of his personal items, walk past his planes and see what I consider to be the holy grail of it all; Elvis’ red white and blue eagle jumpsuit that he wore in his Hawaii special.
The trip was short and sweet but it was everything that I wanted it to be and more. I was able to share a place that is very near and dear to my heart as well as a love for something with someone who I love very much. I was able to spend some quality alone time with my best friend and favorite partner and for that and that alone the trip was perfect.
I hope y’all look forward to hearing about my other upcoming trips but for now stay classy and sassy friends! 🙂