Monday, October 6, 2014

Medleys in Mississippi

We arrived in Jackson, without incident, after my first road trip solo with the kids. Their were quite excited to be there and see Gran and Grandmother. The next morning, they took Davis on a special train to Brookhaven while I stayed home with Grace. Andrew flew to Jackson the next day to join us. We had dinner at the Mayflower for some wonderfully delicious seafood. Davis only remembers wearing the Mississippi State Trooper's hat at supper. On Friday we ventured our for story time before Laurel and Philips picked us up for our trip to Oxford for the game. We stayed with good friends, Lanier and Vaiden at his mom's home. We had a wonderful visit with them and they were beyond hospitable. I can't believe we didn't get a picture with them. We had lots of time at the Grove before heading to the Ole Miss - Alabama game. We watched the game from the Krutz's box and got to visit with friends and family. We spent the rest of night with the Jenkins before returning to Jackson to relieve Gran and Grandmother from their full time duties. We are still so thankful for their volunteering their weekend to watch the children. Sounds like it was quite fun for all. We returned to the desert with Davis talking lots about his time there and asking when he could go back. Thank you for a memorable time. 


And after our 3 hour car ride, running around the park was best. 

We also visited the Willie Morris Library for story time. 
Laurel may have stolen cotton for me to bring back to AZ despite Philips' warning that people get arrested for this sort of thing. 
Ole Miss roomies with their better half LSU roomies in the Grove.  This is also where Andrew and I initially met 14 years ago. 


 Oxford highlights include hitching a ride in the bed of a truck to the Square, post game drinks at City Grocery, running into exes and chickibobs at Chevron.  

And while we were gone, Grace got some one on one time with Gran on the porch. Gran and Grandmother also took them to the Ag Museum which looks like quite a bit of fun. 




 





With Cousins Grace and Fran, both children of Andrew's first cousins. 
The children loved spending time with their Mississippi cousins. Grace with Polly, Annie and Doby.
Davis, Grace and Fran.
Lots of time with Grandmother on the floor building rockets and spaceships.  




And through the secret door to his favorite spot in the house. 
And on our ride from Jackson to New Orleans to catch our return flight.






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