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Old 08-14-2018, 03:02 PM
 
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Leftists have no sense of humor.
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:22 PM
 
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Just wanted to say thank-you Jackson for a really fun, pleasurable 3 days!

My girlfriend and I currently reside in Atlanta. We really wanted to do a "beachy" vaca and booked a room for 5 days on the coast. I'd never been to Jackson before...didn't really know what to expect...but was curious after watching some of the Visit Jackson videos on YouTube...and booked 3 nights at the Marriot downtown. We both agreed, it was a great decision. We enjoyed some great food (and beer from Lucky Town Brewery)...met numerous friendly (and helpful) folks while out and about...were inspired and encouraged by your amazing museums (especially the new Civil Rights Museum)...managed to find some great deals while shopping in Fondren...and of course, fed our souls with the unique sound that is Mississippi blues music! We truly fed our mind, body and souls while experiencing your hospitality and beautiful city.


Not knowing what to expect, and frankly, even a little skeptical...we left Jackson really impressed. Your downtown, like the citizens who call the area home, is beautiful! The area is filled with potential and really, really good bones (many places would die for the architecture and greenery.) I wish the city and its citizen nothing but the best! We both look forward to a return visit in the not too distant future.


Paul & Shannon
There is some fishy stuff here that GG is picking up on:

1. no one goes to the MS Gulf Coast for a "beachy" vaca;
2. there are very few "citizens" who call the downtown area home,
3. if you want deals you go to the Outlets in Purl, not any of the very few stores in Fondren,
4. greenery downtown? Smith Park? the haven for the homeless?
5. why not throw some love toward the establishment where you fed your soul with Blues (Underground 119 is the Blues place in Jxn)?

Next time stay at the King Edward (it's nice and new) and within walking distance of two of Jxn's better restaurants. The only reason to stay at the very dated Marriot is if being able to walk to the Chick-Fil-A and Subway next door is of utmost importance to you.

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Old 08-15-2018, 11:08 AM
 
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I agree with viver - I've been to the MS Gulf Coast many times, but not for the beaches (with the exception of the barrier islands). I've marveled at Mary Mahoney's cellar and gone to the casinos, but there are better beaches in AL and FL (don't get more wrong, MS beaches are beautiful works of nature).
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Old 08-15-2018, 01:54 PM
 
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Leftists have no sense of humor.
How exactly are you able to surmise the political beliefs of any of these posters?

I go to the MS Gulf Coast for a "beachy vaca," (though I have never called it that--it was to visit the beach). So, it does happen.
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Old 08-15-2018, 06:16 PM
 
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One doesn't have to surmise - the OP is a leftist based on statements made in the threads to which Gloria linked.

We can poll the others who were critical of Gloria's posts - what are your political leanings?
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Old 08-15-2018, 06:45 PM
 
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We can poll the others who were critical of Gloria's posts - what are your political leanings?
I thought you already knew.
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Old 08-15-2018, 07:31 PM
 
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Typical leftie - trying to move the goalposts. Polling would clarify it for you - I'm already certain.
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Old 08-15-2018, 08:58 PM
 
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There is some fishy stuff here that GG is picking up on:

1. no one goes to the MS Gulf Coast for a "beachy" vaca;
2. there are very few "citizens" who call the downtown area home,
3. if you want deals you go to the Outlets in Purl, not any of the very few stores in Fondren,
4. greenery downtown? Smith Park? the haven for the homeless?
5. why not throw some love toward the establishment where you fed your soul with Blues (Underground 119 is the Blues place in Jxn)?

Next time stay at the King Edward (it's nice and new) and within walking distance of two of Jxn's better restaurants. The only reason to stay at the very dated Marriot is if being able to walk to the Chick-Fil-A and Subway next door is of utmost importance to you.
Once again, I'm left truly bewildered by this post, presumably from a Mississippi resident...someone who cares about the state and it's fortunes...someone who desires positive things for it's people and economy...and yet, I find myself in the rather uncomfortable position of having to justify spending my money and time there. I was tempted to just not reply...I don't have to justify my choice of vacations to anyone. My girlfriend insists "after this"...she's never going back...she will, but absolutely no thanks to a few on this forum. I'm going to accept at face value that there's some legitimate question about my original post and attempt to allay any suspicion on anyone's part. For the "record"...I have absolutely NO hidden agenda...none. I'm not a spy from Atlanta, trying to steal Mississippi's tourism secrets (we actually received 53 million visitors in 2017...and I'd personally thank each and every one if I could...they add so much to the financial strength and viability of the region.) Actually, when you live in a city that receives those kind of tourist dollars...much like New Orleans when I lived there...you realize EVERYONE (that resides there) is an ambassador. The idea is to treat everyone visiting like your truly glad they're there...frankly...because you are. This was never more true than when I lived in Detroit...a city that struggles with a poor national reputation...poor national media coverage...perceptions that frankly, were way worse than the reality on the ground...maybe some of you can relate? Knowing that Minneapolis, Chicago, New York City...even Pittsburgh and Cincinnati...are in the region, we were (are) THRILLED when people would look past the media portrayals...the negative stereotypes...and give the city (or region) some love (tourist dollars.) Knowing that battle...that never ending attempt to change hearts and minds, was precisely the reason I posted here in the first place (I didn't do the same on the general Mississippi board regarding the beach...it gets quite a lot of love I'm sure...and with good reason!)No, I wanted to take 5 minutes out of my day and just thank the folks of Jackson...and the region...for their hospitality and the friendliness that they bestowed on two out of towners there for the first time. I did this from a perspective of goodwill. Knowing (and hearing constantly) the negative stereotypes of Mississippi in general and very infrequently of Jackson in particular. I wanted to convey the sense that not everyone's buying "the hype/BS.) That an out of towner (who acknowledges his skepticism) who has never been...can arrive in your city and have an awesome time...and we most certainly did. There you have it. That's it. No hidden agenda. No nefarious intentions. No ill will (quite the contrary.) I thought I was doing something nice (still do) and it has led to all this...which being honest, is really pretty sad. If you don't like me (I have no idea why)...or my politics (that wasn't brought up by me or ever a topic of discussion until someone else made it an issue)...this was never about me or my politics.


Regarding that "fishy stuff" viverlibre:


1) Actually...we did (go to the Ms. Gulf Coast for a "beachy vaca...sorry for that reference...it seems to have offended some.) The reasons were many...we're both bored to tears of Florida and our "go to place" - Siesta Key. We'd never been to Ocean Springs or Bay St. Louis and were looking forward to spending some time in different areas in close proximity to the beach. Also, as I stated earlier, I've previously lived in NOLA and was excited by the prospect of dinner/drinks in a few of my favorite haunts...ended up so thoroughly enjoying the coastal scene, we never made it. Also, the weather on the entire eastern seaboard for the week and a half we had off was being inundated with rain...or a high probability of it. Being somewhat of a weather "geek," I saw the best spot for a dry 5 days was anywhere west of Alabama...and other than a quickly passing afternoon shower...we stayed dry. Lastly, both my girlfriend and I enjoy going to places/areas we've never been and exploring...hence Long Beach and Jackson.


2) To be fair, I didn't ask everyone ( just a few) where in fact they called home. The folks I met in Fondren were in fact from that neighborhood...and I believe that's within the Jackson city limits...no? We also spoke with a few couples at Lucky Brewing who stated they lived in the area...Jackson???...presumably, but I'm not positive. Same at the Civil Rights museum. At the end of the day, I have no doubt I spoke with residents of the city, as well as non-residents. I'm convinced that most (all?) were from the region. At the end of the day, it doesn't matter...they were all neighbors...they all lived in the metro. My advice, if I might...Don't divide up and pit the population of city against suburbs (and visa versa). Detroit did that for decades (it was mostly racist at its core.) It hurt the city tremendously and stunted its growth for what seems like forever. Only recently has this begun to change there and the results are nothing short of shocking. Grow the region...everyone wins.


3) We don't do outlets on vacation. We've got a million shopping options here...including multiple outlet malls within a reasonable distance. Yawn. We both prefer small, independent shops/businesses...especially on vacation...those dollars get around much more! And for the record, I got an awesome tee shirt with a local (Jackson) print - on sale...a pair of Converse shoes for $45.00 (30% off)...would have been $75.00+ here...and my girlfriend found a great purse...

4) Yes, greenery in downtown...have you been lately? It's loaded with plants...Crape Myrtles...flowers...nicely pruned shrubs...and more than a few trees. Say what you will about Jackson, but it's a very pleasant and nicely landscaped cityscape. (We live downtown and while Jackson isn't the "City of Trees"(what downtown core is)...it shows itself, I think, beautifully!)

5) Good point - Lucky Town Brewery and Hal and Mal's...thanks for pointing out that obvious oversite...much love to both!)


Thanks, as well, for your hotel recommendation. If your two restaurant choices were the Mayflower and Iron Horse Grill...we did in fact walk to both. If not...I'd be anxious to hear what they were.

And with that, I'll close. I sincerely hope this extinguishes any doubts or suspicions anyone might have...sometimes a cigar (compliment) is just a cigar. Smile.


Be well, people of Mississippi!
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Old 08-15-2018, 09:33 PM
 
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Thanks, as well, for your hotel recommendation. If your two restaurant choices were the Mayflower and Iron Horse Grill...we did in fact walk to both. If not...I'd be anxious to hear what they were.
No, the Mayflower is terrible, historic, but terrible. The other restaurant is the Parlour Market, one of the best restaurants in central MS. It is much better than the Iron Horse, but the Iron Horse has it on atmosphere.
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:28 PM
 
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Typical leftie - trying to move the goalposts. Polling would clarify it for you - I'm already certain.
I didn't "move the goalposts." You asserted that anyone who disagreed with GG (who seems more likely to be a leftist, tbh) was a leftist because they have no sense of humor. Then, you inadvertently admitted that you have nothing to base that on except something tenuous about the OP.

This website is hilarious.
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