Sauntering, Our travels around the country
Maple Syrup Symposium (2007)
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February 9, 2006
After spending the night in Starkville, MS home Mississippi State University we drove to Columbus MS to check out the Mississippi State College for Women, the first publicly funded college for women in the country.
A little ways out of town was Waverly Mansion, an antebellum mansion which you can tour. We were greeted by Tallulah. On the grounds is the oldest magnolia tree in Mississippi, estimated to be 250-300 years old. After standing vacant for many years an antique dealer bought and restored it and still lives there. We were not allowed to take any pictures inside...which was filled with antiques, original pieces of furniture and dinnerware.
Back on the Trace we made a stop in Tupelo, Mississippi, the birthplace of Elvis Presley. In addition to the house, there is a museum and gift shop and an opportunity to get your picture taken with "The King".
One of the stops on the Trace was the gravesites of 13 unknown Civil War soldiers.
Terry summits the highest point in Mississippi and then gets back in the car.
We were traveling at a fast clip to make it to Terry's friend John's place in Huntsville when a sign on the highway caught our eye and made us turn around. After a windy, hilly drive into back country that had both of us humming the tune to Deliverance to ourselves, we ended up at the Coon Dog Graveyard.