Welcome! From February 28 - March 16, my best friend husband Cary and I went on a trip. From Eugene, we traveled to parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. I haven't blogged about it yet, and thought that highlighting our vacation would be the perfect way to participate in this year's Blogging from A-Z Challenge. My blog isn't always about travel, but for the next month it will mainly feature travel photos and memories of our experience.
This is my fourth time participating in A-Z. For those of you unfamiliar with the challenge, participants post daily during the month of April, except for on Sundays. That gives us 26 posts for the month. It is a lot of work, but also a lot of fun. We visit the blogs of others who are taking the challenge, connecting with old friends and making new friends.
So, here we go on Day #2 with the Letter "B", which in this case stands for Brookhaven, Mississippi.
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On Tuesday March 10th, after spending the night in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Cary and I rolled into the sweet little city of Brookhaven. We searched out historic old town, and rented a room at The Inn on Whitworth. (I will be featuring the hotel on Day #9, when we get to the letter "I").
Brookhaven is so clean, and the people are very friendly. I don't know if there is a lot to do there, but if you enjoy old brick buildings and like to walk around and look at old houses, then you are in luck. They have a little Civil War Museum in the old train depot, but it was closed when we arrived. There are really good shops and several restaurants in this part of town.
Here are some photos that I took while walking around. I will make a separate post in the near future featuring a few of the old houses that are quite beautiful.
There are many different styles of architecture represented in Brookhaven. I noticed that in the south, brick is often used.
Here are a few photos of the old train depot turned museum:
The train still runs through town several times a day. I guess that people are used to it and teach their children to stay away from the tracks.
A few of the businesses ...
I walked down the street to grab us a pizza at Fox's in the neat old building above. That pizza was one of the best that we have ever eaten.
This is the store where you buy your prom and pageant dresses. Pretty fancy!
Janie's Pastry is located right next door to our hotel. On the other side of the hotel, there is a great hardware store with nice ladies who gave us directions to New Orleans.
There are some pretty neat old houses in Brookhaven. Some are completely restored like this one:
some are in the works, like this one ...
and, others have a ways to go:
In short, I loved this little town. If it wasn't so far away, I would love to live there.
I shared this on Facebook after I walked around and took pictures:
"I just took a walk around this cute little town ... said hi to a few people; met a nice older dog, and then a puppy (who was loving the fringe on my boots). I had to find somebody to take him from me so that he wouldn't follow me. The young lady wasn't too happy about it, but she did as I asked.
The old houses here have been taken care of and are of all kinds of architecture. I took a lot of pictures on my big camera. We are waiting for thunder and lightning sometime soon; and lots of rain with some flash flooding. It is one thing or another on this trip.
Brookhaven really is a nice little town. Low crime rate too. 12,500 people with only 10 childcare centers. Inquiring minids always want to know such things."
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