Sunrise on the Maumee

Sunrise on the Maumee

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Down South

This is always a good time to get out of Toledo, so a few weeks ago we headed to Houston to visit old friends and hit the road for an adventure.

We found a wonderful coffee shop in Alexandria, Louisiana (1921 Jackson Street). 
We drove the Natchez Trace Parkway.  
We learned more about the battle of Vicksburg than we ever thought we could. 
We had the best fried chicken EVER at a place called Walnut Hills.

We found another great coffee shop in Vicksburg.  
Paula took a quick look in the Museum of Coca Cola History and decided we did not need to spend time there.  
We did spend quite some time in the H C Porter Gallery across the street.

We drove through the Mississippi Delta.
We listened to a lot of blues.
We saw the cabin Muddy Waters was born in at the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, MS.

Courthouse in the town square in Oxford, MS
We spent a lot of time in Square Books - the heart of the Literary South.

City Grocery is on the left.  
It is one of four restaurants owned by Chef John Currence 
- who can really cook great southern food.  
We also ate at Boure and Snackbar.

William Faulkner statue on the town square in Oxford
(this and last two photos by Alan Schlesinger)

Faulkner's study at his home, Rowan Oak 
(which has neither Rowan nor Oak)

We counted the blondes at Old Miss.
We soaked up Southern Hospitality.

Exploring the Port of Houston 

It was not easy returning to the Great Frozen North. 

1 comment:

  1. Love the pictures in that they show a place that is so 'not' northwest Ohio . .. but yet are still part of this vast and interesting country. And I love the pix of you and Dan.