Last night we stopped south of Little Rock at Willow Beach COE. Willow Beach was a true delight, one of the best campgrounds we have stayed on any of our trips. The park is located on the banks of the Arkansas River with large oaks providing plenty of shade and wide spaced RV sites. It was also one of Vegas’ favorite sites as there was a large open space for her to run, run and run so more.
Today we arrived in Memphis, Tennessee to tour Elvis Presley’s home, Graceland. We are staying the night at the Graceland RV Park located on Elvis Presley, Blvd., within a short walking distance to the Graceland Mansion. I never knew how Graceland received that name, but the mystery has been revealed to me today. The land was inherited by Mrs. Ruth Moore from her aunt Grace and the Moore’s built the large home on 13 acres and named the residence in memory of Grace – i.e. Graceland. Elvis purchased the home in 1957 with a purchase price of $100,000 at the age of 22. The mansion is extravagantly decorated in what was the most popular 1970’s décor. Very interesting tour.