In Memphis we visited Elvis Presley’s home, Graceland.  While it felt smaller in person the place and Elvis’ legacy was very moving.  We enjoyed being able to walk through his whole house with the exception of the second floor.  We saw his hangout place where a lot of his music was made.  We saw his countless gold records, clothes worn in movies and in musical performances, his barn, pool, many of his cars and his planes.  Visiting Graceland should be on everyone’s bucket list.

We also visited the Grand Opening of the National Civil Rights Museum built around the former Lorraine Motel, where Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968.  This was very educational to the boys.  They had a hard time believing that African Americans were treated so badly.  Seeing the actual artifacts was impressive.

We drove home to Chicago so in Kentucky we visited Mammoth Cave National Park and had to stop to have some Kentucky Fried Chicken.  It was Finger Lickin’ Good 🙂