Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mississippi You're On My Mind. .No. 36*

M, I,"crooked letter, crooked letter, I, crooked letter, crooked letter, I, hump back, hump back, many of you learned to spell Mississippi  this way?

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
Downtown Oxford
We also love Oxford. We stayed right off the Square.  We could walk to do our shopping and eating.  We did take a driving tour around Oxford.  You will note that I am not stressing that the University of Mississippi is located in Oxford...since they are a major rival of my Alma Mater, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

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 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 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
We made one trip to the Dancing Rabbit Golf Club in Choctaw near Meridian.  Chuck and our brother-in-law played golf while my sister-in-law and I shopped.  Great Trip!

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
rest stop.

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:)
Nothing fancy--Vienna sausages, crackers, cheese, maybe a sandwich or two...maybe!

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 Wisconsin.
 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. 

1 comment:

  1. I learned to spell it that is so sad to see that there is still much work to be done in the gulf coast region after all these years...