Even though I was born in Mississippi, I don't consider it "home". We moved away when I was in 2nd grade and only returned to visit family during the holidays. My childhood was spent bouncing back and forth between Texas and Louisiana every three years because of my dad's job in the oilfield business.
My mom and brother live a short distance away in Hattiesburg which is the home of the University of Southern Mississippi where they both graduated from.
Every single night, my brother feeds all of the feral cats on campus. They all have names and they all know him. Some even follow him around as he goes about filling bowls with food and water. We always had cats growing up and now we are both feeding feral cats in our respective communities.
I always enjoy doing my own historical walking tour when in small town USA.
The facade of the National Bank of Commerce built in 1895 has been left standing though the building itself is gone.
One day we headed to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, which is where I used to go on weekends to hit the beach during high school. Ironically, the distance from Slidell, LA to the Gulf Coast is half the distance it is from Hattiesburg, MS.
Since we had to drive over an hour to get to there, we decided to visit Beauvoir, The Jefferson Davis Home. The last time I was there was with my ex-husband in the mid-80's.
Mississippi doesn't have any major sports teams, but it's obvious which team these homeowners support.
My youngest son thought 5 days in Mississippi was more than enough.
The next leg of our trip takes us to Colorado to see our college boy.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!