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Out for a day today to Mississippi's Hill Country. We stop by the ruins of an old Juke Joint and enjoy the most amazing Southern lunch plate at Annie's and a bit of town sightseeing in Holly Springs. This part of Mississippi looks very different and indeed hilly.
This is the point in the tour, right about when we pull over at a gas station mini mart in Chulahoma, MS that our group ...
And you were all excited with the title thinking "i bet that idiot has binned it again today"
Well you would be wrong.
We headed south today to our lowest point. 80 miles south of Memphis and we are in the s**t hole that is Sardis, Mississippi.
This morning Terry fitted our new tyres (yes, it is with a y). But we had a bit of a disagreement when they arrived.
Terry doesn't see many ...
... surfaces dry with a bar rag. Bingo! Prime seats in a jam packed bar. After a couple hours we climbed the stairs to street level and found a pizza joint for a late-night snack. And even this place, late at night, had a band playing! Once the pizza was gone, we walked the short distance back to the Ole Miss and called it a night. Oxford really surprised me with it's charm and invigorating vibe. I highly recommend a visit. One could easily spend a long weekend here. ...
Look at this beautiful town. The square has the county courthouse in the middle and shops running along the four streets surrounding the building. 3 bookstores on these 4 streets. You can tell this is a university town.
Our reason for stopping in Oxford was to visit Rowan Oak, home of William Faulkner. His home is close enough to walk to the square but feels like it is out in the countryside. Lovely, serene.
... in case you were wondering, yes I am going to yell "freedom!" in some part of the city while I'm there. You know that annoying American who embarrasses the rest of the American tourists? Hi, nice to meet you. Alright, that's all for now. I'm off to look up good pubs and restaurants in Edinburgh that won't break the bank. Oh, and I'm defintiely going to google "haggis" immediately. Sounds gross, but I'm sure it's as delightful as chicken pot ...