Monday, May 05, 2008

Cinco de Mayo

I love Mississippi. We drove over to Jackson this morning and took the slow way down highway 16 and came into Jackson from the northeast. Like Louisiana, Mississippi has brackish water in some of their lakes and rivers. Wildlife loves this place. We saw great blue herons, majestic white cranes and lots of other water fowl and critters.....we also saw a buzzard ripping the guts out of an armadillo, which was not a highpoint of our day.
We stopped a Borders Book store out on highway 25 browsed the books for awhile. We don't have Borders Book stores in Birmingham and I'm not quite sure why.
We made our way at lunchtime to Juleps restaurant in Jackson. It's our favorite restaurant in Jackson. The interior of the place was buzzing so we chose to sit at one of the tables out in the little hall that connects Juleps with other stores in Highlands Mall. We feared the service would suffer, but found out quickly that there was no need to worry. We had our sweet tea and hot homemade roles in a matter of minutes, our salads soon there after and before we finished those we had our Shrimp and Grits. Yum!!!
We may go home a different way tomorrow to see if we can find any more photo ops. There are so many unique towns and cities off the beaten path in Alabama and Mississippi. There is always a neat old church, an antebellum house or barn that looks like it's been here since the beginning of time. Happy Cinco de Mayo.

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