Monday, January 10, 2011

A Weekend Getaway

Hello lovelies! This past weekend Jonny and I made a trip to Memphis to visit Graceland for Elvis' 76th Birthday Celebration! It's something I've wanted to do forever and Jonny surprised me with this trip on Christmas. As many times as I've visited Graceland I've never been there to see the Christmas decorations, so that was also a real treat. We were able to tour the home at night on the eve of Elvis' birthday!



The monkey was wearing a Christmas hat, lol!


Elvis shoes from the 50's. I want!

Touring Graceland in the evening was spectacular!

Here I am with George Klein, one of Elvis's best friends! He DJs a radio show every Friday at Graceland.

Being that is was Elvis' birthday there were some of Elvis' costars there signing autographs! Jennifer Holden was in Jailhouse Rock with Elvis. She's still so gorgeous!

Julie Adams starred in Tickle Me with Elvis! She also was in Creature from the Black Lagoon in 1954 as well as lots of other films and television.

On my left is Larry Domasin who starred in Fun in Acapulco with Elvis when he was just a little boy! On my right is Jim Murray who was a member of The Imperials and preformed with Elvis in the late 60's through the early 70's. It was so amazing to meet so many great people who knew Elvis!

So much more happened in those two days it almost seems like a dream! So I'll leave you with this for now. I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

28 comments:

L. said...

That Christmas tree is marvellous! I loved seeing your Elvis trip in pictures...
so fun! :)

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Honor said...

that's so awsome, I wish I could visit Graceland

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Emma said...

Aw Quincy, that's so amazing! I'm so happy for you that you got to do this! Looks like so much fun!

Carys said...

You met some amazing people, what a lovely time you must have had!! These photos are awesome.
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Dorien said...

These photos are the best!

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Bite The Beat said...

Oh, how I'd love to visit Graceland someday. And don't you look just so cheerful and beautiful!

Bryce said...

Me and my man have been wanting to make the trip over to Graceland ever since we got to Nashville!
I love the color of your dress! and the fact that you paired it with that jacket. Your so cute!

Hep~Kitten said...

What a lovely trip...I wish I could visit Graceland =)

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Lexie, Little Boat said...

what an AWESOME trip! on elvis's birthday no less! i love it. great pictures!

Valery said...

mm..it looks so fun
I am glad of you

casey said...

Looks like a fun little trip!!! How neat you got to tour Graceland with all the Christmas lights and decorations up--it must have been magical!

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Melanie said...

I love Graceland! I went to college in So. IL so my friends and I used to make the trip to Memphis at least once a year to visit Graceland. I've never been at Christmas time, so I'll have to put that on my list for future visits. Have you ever been to Elvis Week? It's in August around the anniversary of his death. Now that was an incredible event. Truly something to attend if you are an Elvis fan. Also, I don't know if it's still there but have you been to Graceland 2 in Holly Springs, MS? It's a fan house run by some truly die hard Elvis fans.

Vintage Seen said...

oh my lord how FUN! I am such a huge fan of Elvis movies, so glad that you love him so much, I just think he was super duper dreamy!

Poke Salad Annie said...

wow! i've been dying to do the birthday thing for years. next time i go i really must make it in january! as if you met all those awesome people! that's incredible. great post! and happy new year :D

Sylvia Ford said...

You are one lucky gal. It is beautiful.

diane's butterfly said...

What a great weekend it must have been, one day i'll get there

Karen said...

I loved your pictures!!! I got to go in January of last year and know what an awesome time it is!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

My mom used to love The Imperials. . .granted she also has always been in love with Elvis too (but not to the point where she cried over him or anything like that).
Looks like you had a really really amazing time meeting people and such. Is Elvis' best friend the same guy that you were on the radio show with? Did he recognize you with your dark hair?
Lovely lovely!

Kathy said...

Thank you so much for sharing your photos. My best friend and I visited Graceland in Dec.2008. I would love to visit @ Elvis' birthday celebration. I know you had a great time. Seeing all those people who made his films so much fun is awesome. Elvis rocks!

Mama Wolf said...

What a wonderful trop to have gone on! And how cool that you got to meet all of those people

xoxo mama wolf

MarieBayArea said...

Fabulous!!! So cool that you got to visit so many of Elvis' peeps

donny1222 said...

Thanks for posting those pictures, they're so beautiful! Wish i could have the opportunity to visit graceland too in the future. I am an avid elvis fan from far away philippines.

alexandra grecco said...

gah! so dreamy.

x
Alexandra

Isabella Kiss said...

your dress/skirt (?) is so beautiful! what a great color!

cakesandshakes said...

Fabulous! Can't believe you got to do that, how amazing! Thanks for sharing

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Fabiola "Fab" said...

oh my oh my! I'm miss out on your blog posts big time!

Super awesome Q! you're look sooo happy!

miss you!
xoxo

Etevaldo&GrupoLebrança said...

It's a great blog. Thanks for to post the picture show us how is the boy of the movie of Elvis in Acapulco nowadays.
Bye
Marcelo - From Brazil

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