Monday, October 15, 2012

Monday Mantra: TRAVEL

This week's Monday Mantra comes almost on a Tuesday. But that's OK. We took a long weekend off and felt {almost perfectly} disconnected from the world. We traveled through Mississippi, which is beautiful but mostly uneventful in the best sort of way. The pictures above are from Port Gibson in the South Western corner of the state. A beautiful but also incredibly strange place that you should try to visit. It's unforgettable.

We were in a small restaurant in Oxford last night, having a quiet dinner in preparation of wrapping up our trip. As I was mopping up my plate, I looked up and noticed that Morgan Freeman was making his way out. I looked at Kyle, my eyes HUGE. Do what you've got to do! he said. So I jumped up right in front of Mr. Freeman and told him: I love your work and I want to kiss your face. The man, being the gentleman that he is, laughed and gave me a BIG hug. I was in heaven.

I guess sometimes you have to travel to get there.

Hope your week is off to a great start!

5 comments:

  1. How nice! We also traveled this weekend but it was noisy and fun, with family. But what on earth are those pillars? Very spooky.

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    1. Oh gosh! I can only imagine. Where did you guys go?
      The pictures in the bottom row are from Windsor Ruins outside of Port Gibson. The Windsor Plantation house was at some point the largest single family home in the state of Mississippi. It's an antebellum Greek Revival mansion and was built in 1859. It burned in a fire only a couple of years after its completion. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windsor_Ruins

      We were there on a foggy, humid day and it was very spooky indeed! But beautiful! I had never heard of it until we started planning our trip.

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    2. We went and visited my brother in the CA Bay Area. :) There were 8 children all told (well, maybe my 12yo doesn't count any more), because my brother's family currently has another family renting space in their house.

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  2. Sweet :)
    Those pictures of Port Gibson are incredible - makes me want to go and visit now!

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    1. There's nothing to DO there but walk around and gawk at beautiful, OLD, Southern homes + churches. Any empty spaces have been claimed by kudzu. ;)

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