You're the only TEN I SEE

Day 85 / Mile 10,610

When my bourbon hangover finally wore off in Kentucky, I got on the road towards Tennessee.  Until this trip I had never been anywhere in this region of America, so my eyes were wide open, but there wasn't anything that caught my attention other than the couple planned stops in Nashville & Memphis.  So, onto Destination 1.  

 Hey girl, are you from Tennessee?  Because, you're the only TEN I SEE!                         (If you have any other classic pick-up lines leave them in the comments below)

Hey girl, are you from Tennessee?  Because, you're the only TEN I SEE!                         (If you have any other classic pick-up lines leave them in the comments below)

 When I saw the Parthenon, I thought I made a wrong turn and ended up in Greece.  When I realized I was still in Nashville I gave it a hug of relief.

When I saw the Parthenon, I thought I made a wrong turn and ended up in Greece.  When I realized I was still in Nashville I gave it a hug of relief.

 The detail is magnificent. 

The detail is magnificent. 

 I'm a fan of classic country music, so when I figured out the Grand Ole Opry wasn't too far out of the way, I had to see this iconic venue.  

I'm a fan of classic country music, so when I figured out the Grand Ole Opry wasn't too far out of the way, I had to see this iconic venue.  

 I found out the  Old Crow Medicine Show  was playing, so I broke my piggy bank open and bought a ticket.  The entire night was really fun, I enjoyed all the other groups too, even snuck in a flask of whiskey.  ...cuz that's country.

I found out the Old Crow Medicine Show was playing, so I broke my piggy bank open and bought a ticket.  The entire night was really fun, I enjoyed all the other groups too, even snuck in a flask of whiskey.  ...cuz that's country.

 Cooters Place just happened to be down the road.  I was a huge Dukes Of Hazzard fan when I was a kid so I had to go nerd out.

Cooters Place just happened to be down the road.  I was a huge Dukes Of Hazzard fan when I was a kid so I had to go nerd out.

 You see a lot of this in the South, not on cars but on peoples porches. 

You see a lot of this in the South, not on cars but on peoples porches. 

 You don't see a lot of this in the South, but I wish I did.  

You don't see a lot of this in the South, but I wish I did.  

 Over in Memphis is Elvis Presley's old mansion, Graceland.

Over in Memphis is Elvis Presley's old mansion, Graceland.

 The place is super gaudy, but in a super awesome kind of way.

The place is super gaudy, but in a super awesome kind of way.

 Elvis really liked to look at himself, lots of mirrors everywhere.  Because, SELFIE!  The iPad is an interactive story telling tour-guide.

Elvis really liked to look at himself, lots of mirrors everywhere.  Because, SELFIE!  The iPad is an interactive story telling tour-guide.

 Down in the TV room is 3 screens so he could watch his favorite shows all at once.  What's up with the creepy monkey though?  

Down in the TV room is 3 screens so he could watch his favorite shows all at once.  What's up with the creepy monkey though?  

 In one of his numerous living rooms was a scene full of shag carpet, which was even on the roof for nicer sound acoustics.  The waterfall, just for looks I suppose.

In one of his numerous living rooms was a scene full of shag carpet, which was even on the roof for nicer sound acoustics.  The waterfall, just for looks I suppose.

 The office was the place for "TCB", taking care of business. 

The office was the place for "TCB", taking care of business. 

 I knew Elvis was insanely successful and famous, but the dude was more groundbreaking than I knew and probably the most marketable person ever.  There was walls of this.

I knew Elvis was insanely successful and famous, but the dude was more groundbreaking than I knew and probably the most marketable person ever.  There was walls of this.

 And this is why.  The man could sing and dance like no other, and possibly single-handedly made rock n' roll mainstream.

And this is why.  The man could sing and dance like no other, and possibly single-handedly made rock n' roll mainstream.

 Gifts from fans.

Gifts from fans.

 The King was kind of insane with his looks, wearing shit like this was normal to him. 

The King was kind of insane with his looks, wearing shit like this was normal to him. 

 He had great taste with his badboy toys though.  The snowmobile was converted to steer with tires so he could rip around his grassy yard. 

He had great taste with his badboy toys though.  The snowmobile was converted to steer with tires so he could rip around his grassy yard. 

 A couple Rolls from his fleet of gorgeous cars. 

A couple Rolls from his fleet of gorgeous cars. 

 In his meditation garden he now rests in peace forever.  It's kind of odd, but The King will eternally be famed.  

In his meditation garden he now rests in peace forever.  It's kind of odd, but The King will eternally be famed.  

Continuing south along the mighty Mississippi River I'll hit it's namesake, Mississississsisssipppi!