Thursday, December 1, 2011

Our long weekend: Oxford, Water Valley, Ole Miss Football and Another Birthday Celebration

A couple of weekends ago, Crystel and I decided to start our weekend early. She was off Friday and I took a half-day off. We decided to head down to Oxford early Friday afternoon.

We got to Oxford early and decided to head over toward Water Valley to explore a little bit. Having never ventured to Water Valley, we didn't know what to expect, but we'd read several good articles lately praising the small Mississippi town so we decided to check it out. We parked on Main Street and walked around for the entire afternoon. We stopped into B.T.C. Old Fashioned Grocery for some snacks. It's a really cool locally owned grocery store that specializes in local and hard to find items (well, hard to find in small town Mississippi anyway). We've since made it back to the B.T.C for lunch and had a great conversation with the owner. I really hope the local community realizes how awesome this little store is and gives it the support it deserves.

We really enjoyed hanging out in Water Valley, and it's a great place to go if you want to get away from Oxford for a little while. Especially on hectic football game weekends.

The B.T.C
Later on that Friday night. we celebrated Julie's birthday. She made and awesome pot of chili and Crystel made a great vegan cake.
On Saturday, I got up and went for a run around the lake in Julie's neighborhood. It really is one of the most awesome places to run. See for yourself...
Saturday evening, we ventured out to homecoming game. This was the first Ole Miss game I'd been to in a couple of years, and though this season has been forgettable, we still had fun walking around our old stomping grounds and running into a few friends in the Grove.
All in all, it was a great weekend. I promise, I'll try to catch up on my blog at some point so everything won't be 3-4 weeks behind schedule. Hey, at least I posted the Thanksgiving blog on time!

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