Day 13 – iRide…

Memphis TN Downtown to Graceland Memphis TN – this was another highlight for the iRide trip. We left downtown Memphis Tennessee and headed towards Graceland which is less then 10 miles from where were staying. I had pre-ordered Graceland’s VIP package the night before so we were all set.

If your  going to visit Graceland the VIP package is the way to go. You don’t have to wait in any lines, you get your own shuttle service to the mansion, access to the bonus Lisa Marie room. All this is worth the extra bucks, trust me.

We pulled into the Graceland parking next to another biker. This guy “Steve” has been touring the country for six weeks! He asked if he could take a photo of us for his scrapbook, I asked if he would take the picture below 🙂

Lorraine was stoked beyond recognition! Like I mentioned earlier this was a major deal as she has always wanted to visit Graceland. I had routed iRide to make sure we would be able to include Graceland.

Between my Canon S100 and my iPhone 4 I probably took close to 275 photos during our stay in Graceland. Due to the amount I’m not going to post them here, I’ll be creating an online gallery of all the iRide photos later.

I took a lot of photos of Graceland Mansion and surrounding grounds and quite a few of Lorraine enjoying the moment at Graceland. Some were posed and others are candids.

I’d say we covered everything to see at Graceland. The VIP package allowed you to check out the car museum and Lisa Marie airplane exhibits too. What was nice about the car museum it included a few motorcycles Elvis owned. We headed back to downtown Memphis loaded with as much Elvis souvenirs that would fit in the bike.

Once back at the hotel we took off for dinner. We’ve heard of a place called “Gus” as the best place to get fried chicken in Memphis TN. So we hopped on the trolley and headed down Main St. towards Martin Luther King Blvd. – we then hopped off and walked a block to Front street where Gus is located.

Now I consider myself a well schooled fried chicken finger licken’ expert. I’d have to rate Gus as one of my top 3. I’m not convinced it’s better then Fuerelo’s in the French Quarter New Orleans but it is damn close.

After dinner we walked along Beal Street, their version of Bourbon Street. It so happened to be bike night and they had 3 blocks reserved just for bikes.

Carriage ride through downtown Memphis Main street right to our hotel doorstep 🙂

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