Thursday, February 16, 2006
Weekend in Tupelo
Kevin and I went to Tupelo to visit his mother last weekend. We took Biscuit with us. Birdie, who gets car sick, stayed with some friends. As usual, we had a great time.
When we arrived arrived lunchtime Friday, we had lunch at one of my favorite little places there...The Two-Tone...It's owned by a black lady and a white lady who are partners. A quaint little place with yummy pasta, sandwich, and seafood dishes just down the street from where Elvis first performed at the Fair and where he bought his first guitar. The city is revitalizing the downtown area, and it's way cool. Jen, you'd love the Gumtree Festival in May and all the thrift shops.
Friday night, we went to the big social event of the year, the Mardi Gras Charity Ball. Everyone wore formals. It was kind of fun to do that. I haven't bought a formal since high school. We enjoyed good food, great drinks, fun music and laughing at the drunk socialites. Joyce is always so excited when we come to town that she tells everyone. They all made a special point to come by our table and greet us. You'd think we were royalty. They have this thing call "Living Ads" for the Junior League. Businesses buy pretty young teenage girls to advertise for them for the upcoming year. They all dress up and are presented to the community.
I was really hoping for some snow, since Tupelo is in North Mississippi. They were forecasted to get a couple of inches. What they really got was a couple of flakes. It snowed for about 5 minutes in the middle of the day while the sun was shining...no accumulation of course. Kevin's nephew, Sean the college senior, called to tell us that they got about six inches. They were only an hour to the north of us. I'm so SAD!!!