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Wednesday, June 4, 1997
Nashville to Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee:
Latitude: 35° 8' 42" North
Longitude: 90° 1' 27" West
Altitude: 113 feet
From Seattle: 1929 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Lowenstein-Long House / Castle Hostelry

Today's Travel:
Country: United States
Region: Tennessee
Route: I40, SR55, Elvis Presly Blvd
Start: Nashville
Stop 1. Graceland
End:Memphis, Tennessee
Road Miles:257 miles
Linear:204 miles
Weather: Overcast

Available Photos:

First view of Graceland from street Elvis Presly Blvd, Memphis, TN

Living and Music Rooms Graceland, Memphis, TN

The TV Room Graceland, Memphis, TN

The Jungle Room Graceland, Memphis, TN

Backside of mansion Graceland, Memphis, TN

The King's final resting spot Graceland, Memphis, TN

Graceland Graceland, Memphis, TN

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 55
Miles Driven:11682
Linear Dist: 53051
Countries Visited: 2
Regions Visited: 27
More stats...
Hotels: 22
Friends / Family: 18
Camping: 9
Hostels: 6
Beers: 165

Journal Entry:
Graceland was totally different from what I expected. First it's a lot smaller than I thought, second it's not that cheesy. I went expecting to see the ultimate in Americana tackiness. What I found was a touching and entertaining tour. I think Graceland is worth seeing, regardless of what you think about Elvis' music.

Cool hostel, it's a giant Victorian house, it looks almost like a castle. The men's bunks are in a back building and were pretty grungy, but not to bad. I'm told the women's quarters (which are in the main house) are very nice.

Went out last night, great live blues, tons of international travelers, all you can drink beer for $8, Memphis is a fun town.

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