AWESOME STORY LINDNET!!!
While I was in Memphis for Elvis Week 2000, I was having breakfast at the Chrome Grille and while I was there, I overheard an Elvis Tribute Artist talking to some other fans. I thought I heard him say his name (Gary) and so I went over and introduced myself and asked him if I had heard correctly...turns out I did, and Gary was an Elvis fan that I had met on the internet a couple of years before and we became good friends through e-mail!! It was pure luck that we were both having breakfast in the Chrome Grille at the same time! We had talked about meeting up in Memphis, but Gary had lost my hotel information and didn't know how to get a hold of me...but as fate would have it, we were both there having breakfast that morning! We wound up hanging out for the rest of my time in Memphis, and since then, we have made it a weekly tradition to chat on the phone every Wednesday night!! It is SO COOL to meet up with other fans during Elvis Week, and if you haven't had a chance to go to Memphis for Elvis Week, I HIGHLY recommend that all Elvis fans try to get to Memphis at least once for some of Elvis Week....it is just amazing, like a HUGE family reunion!!
And Lindnet, if I might make a suggestion to you...when you go back to Memphis next May to take another tour of the house, might I suggest you try the tour without the headphone tour? When I was last in Memphis in 2000, I took the tour of the house twice....once with the headphones and once without, and while hearing the pre-recorded tour was cool for the complete tour experience, I found myself REALLY enjoying the second tour without the headphones, when I could just concentrate on the sights and sounds of the house...seeing and hearing what I wanted to, instead of what highlights the recorded tour tape was pointing out. I'd be interested to hear how you like the tour without the headphones, if you give it a try!