Chicken Biscuits, Shiloh, and Slugburgers
post date: June 2, 2008Shiloh Military Battlefield, about an hour and a half north of Tupelo. We’re making the trip because Maria and Kevin (Vanessa’s mother and step-father) are visiting from California. They arrived last Tuesday after driving five days across the country. Maria came to Tupelo in March, but this is Kevin’s first visit to Mississippi. They have already seen quite a bit, including the birthplace of Elvis Presley right here in Tupelo. On Saturday Mark and Vanessa took them to Memphis where they sampled the best dry ribs in the world at the Rendezvous, saw the marching of the ducks at the Peabody Hotel, took a walking tour of Beale Street, and of course they visited Graceland, which quite frankly all Americans should see for reasons that are hard to explain. You just need to do it. They found it expensive and crowded and not as big as they expected, which is pretty much what everyone says. Still, it’s a cultural experience, like going to Mt. Rushmore.
On the food front, we are starting the day by eating breakfast at Connie’s, a Tupelo establishment that is home to the perfect breakfast food–chicken biscuits with gravy. You can have a chicken biscuit (or two) plus fresh blueberry donuts, washing it down with hot coffee or cold Pepsi (my preference). When our tour of the battlefield is over, we will adjourn to Corinth (site of another Civil War battle a few months after Shiloh) to sample the delectable slugburger, a rare treat found only in and around Corinth, at Borroum’s Drug Store.
Meanwhile Alan and Nick and Andy and Betty and Megan and Kathleen made it to Kilimanjaro. Nick sent an instant message last night saying they had arrived safely. Today they are checking their equipment and meeting the guides who will lead them to the summit when they start their ascent tomorrow.
Some people climb mountains, and some people visit battlefields and eat slugburgers. I’m sure they are excited as they prepare to climb Kilimanjaro, and we are looking forward to visiting the scene of the second great battle of the Civil War.
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