Post Graceland we decided to go due South through Mississippi. We also decided that since we had bee-lined it for Graceland that we earned ourselves some 'back roads time'.
We took Route 1 from Northern Mississippi all the way to Southern Mississippi. This region is known as the Mississippi Delta. From here on out I'm going to write The Delta - only to save my little fingers the strain of M-i-s-s-i-s-s-i-p-p-i. (For the record I practiced for hours in the Hilo YWCA yard after school how to spell that state perfectly.)
Our first night was spent in Clarksdale. For the record, I don't recommend an overnight in Clarksdale...sorry lovely folks of Clarksdale.
Personally, the highlight of The Delta was Vicksburg.
Vicksburg was full of historic buildings, it sat right on the Mighty Mississippi and most importantly, there was good food to be had.
We dined at Walnut Hill which was an incredibly well preserved older home. The menu was a little limited but, I always love a place that knows what they make and make it well. Can we say, 'Fried Green Tomatoes'? Why yes....yes we can.
The Delta was miles and miles of cotton fields. I am ashamed to admit that at first I couldn't figure out what their crop was. I KNOW. duh.
I kept seeing white stuff and I kept thinking in my head...'so messy'...
We kept commenting on the crops. I think Canadiaunt and I looked at each other at the exact same time and exclaimed, 'COTTON'!!!!
I ended up becoming fascinated with the cotton and wanted to stop at EVERY SINGLE field I found. Then, I happened upon a field that still had the plants in them. (To be fair, Canadiaunt spotted and I whipped the shitty to go back.)
All in all? Mississippi was a lovely drive.
Of course there's more!