Promise me you’ll visit #Mississippi if you never have or just driven through. Promise me this, won’t you?

The reasons are many, but here are three:

  • Do you like beaches? Our Gulf Coast shoreline is sleepy wonderful.
  • Books? Get yourself–right quick as some say here–to Square Books in Oxford. (And get a meal at City Grocery. You won’t be disappointed.)
  • Museums? Jackson, the state capitol, is calling your name. I recently checked out the “Picturing Mississippi” exhibit at the Mississippi Museum of Art and was utterly awed by the quality of the exhibit (it is first rate) and the price (hello, FREE). I am hard pressed to identify a favorite piece of artwork in this exhibit, but this one nears the top. (It might be my top choice. I just need to commit to it.) It is of Miss Welty as she was known locally in Jackson. Exquisite.