Of all of the exciting places we visited on our fall 2009 road trip, I was most excited about a day trip to Oxford, Mississippi. Boasting the University of Mississippi, Oxford, is an hour and half away from Memphis and is literally in the middle of nowhere. On our drive to Oxford, I could not help but be reminded of the movie “Big Fish,” and as Edward Bloom happened upon the town of Spectre, it was almost as we were on his path, a destination in mind, but no real plans.
As it turned out, our traveling trip to Oxford happened to be a game weekend, a big game weekend. While Traffic from the Alabama and Ole’ Miss game thwarted our time of arrival in Oxford, we were able to enjoy lots of the sights, meet a few great people (who we will introduce next week) and also experience college football tailgating at its finest.
Overall, Oxford was a successful and beautiful part of our trip, and I was happy to venture out to the middle of nowhere and find such a great city! Oxford is a college town full of life, restaurants, and tons of great old homes. I am hoping to get back soon! Maybe we will see you there.