While I was on this southern tour, my husband and I met up in Oxford, Mississippi. This place, too, has been on my list for quite awhile. Oxford was home to William Faulkner and Larry Brown. And nearby Holly Springs was home to R.L. Burnside and Jr. Kimbrough.

In our short stay we sampled lots of food and drink, toured Rowen Oak, saw a really big snake, and fell in love with some beautiful southern real estate.