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Oct 24, 2015 - Ohio Tidbit. "The Grove Famous Ole Miss Tailgate Festival"

I know there are a lot of photos to commemorate my first visit to Oxford., and I know that might be a little boring for you to look at them all, but this journal is what we use to track all of our travels. On this visit I just did not want to leave much out of it. So lets get down to it. The reason for this visit was to see Ole Miss play Texas A&M and attend the Famous Grove Tailgate Tradition. I have never heard of the Ole Miss Grove but I sure got a full taste of it on Saturday. Prior to 1990 the Grove area was used for parking, and that...

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Oct 23, 2015 - Ohio Tidbit " Good Bye Ohio Hello Oxford Mississippi

The trip to Oxford Mississippi will be in 2 separate entries. This entry is the visit to Oxford MS and the William Faulkner homestead. The next entry will be on the Ole Miss Rebel football team and the famous Grove Tailgating area. I have not been to a College Football game since Hopalong Played in the 50’s. I was a kid a the time, and somehow ended up with a ticket to the game held in OSU’s famous Horseshoe football Stadium. I had the pleasure of working with Woody Hayes during the years 1966 to 1978. I was employed by WBNS TV in Columbus...

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Apr 6, 2011 - On to Oxford

We drove 138 miles north on I 57 to Oxford, MS where the University of Mississippi, Ole Miss, is located. It is also the home of author William Faulkner of the 20th century and John Grisham of the 21st century. We enjoyed the movie "The Blind Side" which starred Sandra Bullock and was based on a true story of an affluent white family in Memphis that took in an African American young man, Michael Oher. He became a part of their family and went on to play tackle at Ole Miss and now is with the Baltimore Ravens. Another reason to visit this...

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Apr 6, 2011 - John Kyle State Park

The Army Corps of Engineers sure has been busy in these United States. We are camped in a state park on Lake Sardis which was created by a dam engineered by the Corps. We have seen many of these projects in our travels. The campground is about 25 minutes from Oxford. We have a spot right on the lake but unfortunately it is very blustery this afternoon. It's nice to look out at the blue sky and fluffy white clouds but there are howling gusts of wind from time to time. I'm sure this is a busy place in the summer as Memphis is about an hour a...

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May 22, 2010 - May, 22

1) Woke up at 9'o clock 2) called Poh Lee on her cell. 3) reached at lab ..couldn't get in Lee helped me 4) spent time at lab till 4'o clock 5) drove to Chinese restaurant off-campus..Had Non-Veg Singaporian Noodles($10) 6) came back to dorm(brown hall) 7) played tennis with Shilpa, Pragya and Poh Lee...kinda fun..i enjoyed 8) they dropped me home..came back..watched bend it like becks....facebooking

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USA: Summer 2010

May 7, 2007 - Ole Miss Campus

Still from Wall Doxey State Park, Holly Springs, Mississippi, 50 miles SE of Memphis. You know how those nagging maintenance issues arise at home? Things like sink drains clogging-up, needing to check the oil, coolant level, filters, etc in the car's engine?? Well, don't think for a nano-second that the same needs don't arise out here in the midst of this lifestyle. I spent some time this morning taking care of those exact needs (& that sink drain was Gaaaa-Rody!!!!!!) while Vicki ran down the road to the local WalMart for some groceries &...

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We're Wingin' It

Nov 15, 2005 - A Victory at Oxford

November 9 - We left Cabot headed for Oxford, MS this morning. We met up with our caravan of RoadHogs at the first rest stop on I-40 about 10:30. Tommy & Anna Ruth, Bob & Dot, Raymond & Glenda, and Ken & Delois traveled with us as we drove to Helena and crossed the Mississippi, then turned north to stop for a couple of nights in Tunica. For those who have never been there, Tunica is the casino capital of the southeast now that the hurricanes have wiped out those on the gulf coast. It is also the closest place for Arkansans to throw away...

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