We love Mississippi. We especially love the Gulf Coast: Gulfport, Biloxi, Pass Christian, Bay St. Louis.
Sadly Katrina didn't leave much of what we most loved about that part of Mississippi. We have not been back since Katrina but our family has. They have brought back reports of what is gone and what has come back. There is still much to be done.
|Four-Square Book Store|
|Faulkner's home in Oxford|
The City Grocery has a great dinner menu and for breakfast you must try at the Ajax Diner.....and last but not least...you must drive out of a town and have catfish at Taylor Grocery. Someone in Oxford will give you directions. Go early, because they start lining up at 5:30pm...no reservations...go "really" casual!
Chuck likes Tunica. I am not much for gambling, but it is closer to us than Las Vegas. I usually get $40 and head to the gift shop. I like to take something home for my money not leave it in a slot machine...that's all I play. I have never wanted to embarrass myself at the tables. I determined a long time ago that I am not destined to win my money. I have to earn it...that sound like a commercial?
|Me-Dancing with the Rabbit|
|From my travel journal|
Mississippi is so close to us that it is an easy drive and we can say and feel like we are on vacation quickly. That is what is known as instant gratification.
It is about two hours to Tunica and a day's drive
to the Gulf Coast.
|Sometimes we get lucky and|
find a picnic table at a
Of course, any time we go with our family a picnic is on our agenda.
|and sometimes we just pull over|
on a Church parking lot:)
Speaking of Mississippi, makes me think it's about time to go again. However, we are headed to the West Coast to see our daughter this year. We'll put it on our "go back to list". There is very little on that list as there are so many places we have on our "not been there" list.
Stayed tuned for my next stop...No. 35 will be going out West to Utah!
*For "new to my blog" friends...on May 17, 2010, I visited
I can now say that I have been in, to or through all 50
. United States
I am committed to make an Artist Trading Card "ATC" for each of
the 50 States.