Marvin and I decided to take a short overnight trip to Oxford MS for our Christmas gift. Oxford is about three hours west of us and an easy drive. We stopped for lunch in Tupelo MS. Tupelo is the hometown of Elvis Presley and you can see evidence of this all over the small town. But I was surprised to find that Tupelo was not as small as I thought it would be. There was a lovely old fashioned department store there that I would have loved to browse but we were on a schedule.
We had lunch at Kermit's Outlaw Kitchen as recommended on Trip Advisor.
Well I chose a BLT as I do not like eggs on my burgers!!
Here is a picture of the old courthouse...
I love towns that feature a square!
Another hour and we were in Oxford. We could not check into our hotel until 3 so we drove to Ole Miss and walked around.
We had perfect weather...in the sixties and a bit overcast.
The famous Grove. On football Saturdays this area is filled with very elegant tailgateing parties. Ole Miss is known for their fancy tailgating that can include a chandelier. Ole Miss fans are Fancy for sure.
The football team walks down this brick walkway on their way to the stadium on Game Day. All the fans cheer them on.
Many of you know I liked the book Rush, by Lisa Patton. It is about sorority life at Ole Miss. Well they take sorority life very seriously. I though I would show you some of the Sorority houses.
I could not believe how elegant these houses were....all were decorated for Christmas.
And here is the Delta Delta Delta house. I have heard they answer the phones with Delta Delta Delta can we help ya help ya help ya? :)
By the time our feet were worn out it was time to head to our hotel. And while we enjoyed Ole Miss we really liked downtown Oxford. Come back on Wednesday for pictures.