Sunday, February 28, 2010

Our anniversary & a resolution crossed off

On Saturday the Mister and I celebrated six years of marriage. We wanted to take a trip somewhere but Doug is currently heading up a big project and didn't think it was a good time to ask for vacation. So instead we decided to do something neither one of us has ever done - go to Graceland. I have lived in Memphis for 9 years, before that I lived my entire life 45 minutes from Memphis, Doug is also a life-long Memphian, yet we had never managed to go see the King's house. Plus going to Graceland was on my list of things to do in 2010.

We began the day with breakfast at Blue Plate in East Memphis, we've been having breakfast there since we started dating. After breakfast we headed to Graceland. It wasn't too crowded for a Saturday morning. There's a shuttle that drives you from the ticket/shops/restaurant complex to the mansion across the road. The house is actually pretty small, at least the part they let you see and everything's original too. The photo highligts are below, all the rest of the pictures on my Flickr account.

The front room
Monkey!The infamous Jungle Room
The former racquetball court Outside the mansion
Inside the Lisa Marie
After the Graceland visit we had lunch downtown at the Majestic Grille and then went to Stax, where we got married all those years ago (well not *that* many years ago). We hadn't been back since we got married so it was very sweet to visit again.
After our foray into local tourism we had dinner at Woodlands Indian restaurant (which had some amazing Chicken Madras). It was a really nice little way to spend our anniversary.

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