Road Trip to Ole Miss

29 Jul

We decided to take the day off.  So, we hopped in the car and headed west. We had heard that the town of Oxford Mississippi was lovely, so we decided to check it out for ourselves. It was a glorious day for a road trip.

First of all, is there an awful lot of green in Mississippi. There are huge trees and lots of cotton and corn fields. The towns varied – some were quaint and some were very sad. We stopped in a town called New Albany for breakfast. There is a café there called ‘Coffee Addict’ that serves a great breakfast (although their coffee was not that wonderful (which was a surprise given their name)).

Leaving New Albany, we continued on to Oxford.  Now THAT’s a lovely city! It’s the home of William Faulkner, the Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize winning author.

Boyd had a bit of a chat with the statue of Mr Faulkner.

The town has lots of iron scroll work on lots of old buildings….and it’s full of history!

There are old photos hidden throughout the city (my favorite was in the beautiful old department store (Mom, I took lots of pictures of this very cool store knowing how much you love to shop).

Guess when this department store opened…

…1839! Yep, pretty old, isn’t it?

…the walls are decorated with deer heads…

…and old photos…

After exploring the city center, we drove an extra mile to visit University of Mississippi – lovingly known as Ole Miss. It’s a beautiful, old campus — judge for yourself:

There is also a civil rights monument that depicts the entrance of the first African-American student, James Meredith, to Ole Miss.

It’s beautifully done.

So, it was a good day.

By the way, I messed up the difference between an exhaust hose and an exhaust pipe again.  So, to make sure there is no confusion, here is a picture of both.

The hose is leaning again the left wall and the pipe is running across the back wall.

…enough already…

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