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... the South's ability to supply it's armies and sapped civilian support for the war." As we toured the different battlegrounds it was very hot and muggy and we were nearly eaten alive by mosquitoes as we stood in the bush checking out "The Slaughter Pen". We also learned that we were on the original route of the Trail of Tears - the forced removal of the Cherokee Indians from Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina,and Tennessee back in ...
A little recap
Since I've fallen behind on the blog here, I feel like a
little review including some additional pictures would be nice.
First, the town of Oxford received short shrift. This is
where Faulkner wrote and where his family had roots. I think I mentioned that
the University of Mississippi is there; this is interesting because Faulkner's
writings focus on rural life in Mississippi and so one might have the
impression that ...
... on a place called The Pita Pit. I grabbed The Local (buffalo chicken with salad and ranch), Kelsey grabbed a felafel pita, and we both had berry smoothies. We ventured up onto Broadway (yes, every single city in America has one - probably) but the early afternoon sun was way too extreme for our fragile bodies so we just went back to our hostel to hang out.
I took the opportunity to nap - a lot - and Kelsey went out to pick up some groceries, then out again to buy me some ...
... cheap, so it attracted all types of people. Nashville must have some of the best cheap food in the world. If we actually lived there, however, I'm sure we would have to make our consumption a bit more healthy!
That night, Nelly & Don arrived from Wilmington! They were thrilled to see baby James, and the feeling was definitely mutual. It was a happy reunion and a great way to end our first full day!
... lovely man remembered us (and when I say us, I do mean Elwood) from last week. Elwood chatted with him enthusiastically, and when he asked Elwood if he would like a cone or cup, Elwood replied he would like ‘whichever was bigger’. A proud moment for mum and dad, as you can imagine.
We then head to see a band we saw last week and guess what, they remembered us too (and when I say us, again, I mean Elwood) and ...