With only a few weeks left here in the deep South, we're trying our best to check off places on our Mississippi Bucket List. So on Memorial Day we hopped in the car and headed 3 hours north to Oxford, Mississippi. A cute little town right next to the Ole Miss' college campus.
You all know I'm an avid podcast listener, and to everyone's surprise I have since converted C as well #winning. So road trips mean we get to plug in Presidential and practice listing the Presidents in order. When we became such nerds, I'll never know.
I had a few restaurants in mind that I had looked up before, but other than that we were going to go where the wind blew us. Or more accurately stay where the rain kept us. It was quiet, probably because of Summer Break and the students all being gone, and the holiday meant most stores were closed. But the Square was adorable, and so we made the most of it.
We stopped in for lunch at Saint Leo; great atmosphere, great pizza, great wine. The rain came, so we drove through the campus for a bit (ps. thanks to all of you who sent recommendations on Instagram! You guys knew the good spots) and ended up at Rowan Oak, the home of the American writer William Faulkner.
It was technically closed... but we found the trail up to the grounds and when the weather got worse we ran for cover under a gazebo near the gardens. I think we sat there for an hour, while C read aloud the life of William Faulkner via Google. Those minutes waiting for the rain to pass were my favorite of the day. Something very Pride and Prejudice about the whole thing you know? Lol.
We grabbed a margarita at South Depot Taco Shop before wondering through The Graduate, which hi how cute is that place?! And then after a few more historical stops we ended at the Chancellor's House for appetizer's before heading home.
And just like that! Back at work and back to planning our next trip because work-to-travel-work-to-eat. In that order ; )