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Old 06-12-2014, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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I've been home for a few weeks.

But I got to see much more of the state. I went from Memphis/Southaven/Horn Lake to Senatobia and Batesville. Down to Oxford, stayed there for a couple days. Then drove from Oxford to New Albany, Baldwyn, Booneville and Corinth. A fairly healthy slice of North Mississippi.

And I think I'm going to take the jump as soon as I can to get to Ole Miss.

It really was a pleasure coming back.
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Old 06-15-2014, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Well? What were your impressions of the landscape? Did you make any friends white passing through, and was there any place in particular that you'd like to call home? Did you spend much time on the Ole Miss. campus?
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Well? What were your impressions of the landscape? Did you make any friends white passing through, and was there any place in particular that you'd like to call home? Did you spend much time on the Ole Miss. campus?
Loved it, finally understood a lot of the landscape, trees and fields John Grisham always wrote about.

Made 3 friends, all Ole Miss students. I dunno, but I'm liking the prospect of going to Grad School there since I've seen it for myself. I spent 2 1/2 days there.

When I got home, my parents were not nearly as ham fisted as they had been. The only thing that gripes me is that I may have to take some upper level courses after this gap year before I get into the program I want.

But that stretch from Senatobia to Oxford has to have been some of the most beautiful country I've seen.
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:59 PM
 
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I would agree that that's a fairly solid list of communities. Besides Oxford, I think New Albany seems like a nice town. They have made their little main street area really nice and also have some very pretty new neighborhoods just outside town, as well as some pretty historic homes. Of course they have the $2 billion Toyota plant just down the road, and Oxford, Tupelo, and Memphis are convenient from there.

I also think Senatobia is sitting in a fortunate position, already having some charm and some growth of its own, and a rather nice community college, but also access to booming DeSoto County with all the jobs and growth is just 15 minutes north. And lastly I find Corinth to be quite sophisticated once you get into the residential areas, and they are blessed with Pickwick Lake down the road and are only an hour or so from the Memphis suburbs.

Booneville has a very safe, All-American small town feeling to me and is also fortunate to have a rather large community college in the middle of town. They are fortunate to be just 25 minutes north of Tupelo, giving them the best of both worlds.

This is a much more of a growing area of the state with well-rated schools, compared to Natchez and Woodville on your last trip which are blessed with natural beauty and elegant historic architecture and a great location next to the Mississippi, but have so far not made themselves into an area for manufacturing and business as North Mississippi has. One interesting thing is that you have managed to go to two of the more beautiful towns in the state: Natchez and Oxford. If you ever make it to Bay St. Louis and Pass Christian on the Coast, you will have hit the trifecta.
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Old 06-15-2014, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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I would agree that that's a fairly solid list of communities. Besides Oxford, I think New Albany seems like a nice town. They have made their little main street area really nice and also have some very pretty new neighborhoods just outside town, as well as some pretty historic homes. Of course they have the $2 billion Toyota plant just down the road, and Oxford, Tupelo, and Memphis are convenient from there.

I also think Senatobia is sitting in a fortunate position, already having some charm and some growth of its own, and a rather nice community college, but also access to booming DeSoto County with all the jobs and growth is just 15 minutes north. And lastly I find Corinth to be quite sophisticated once you get into the residential areas, and they are blessed with Pickwick Lake down the road and are only an hour or so from the Memphis suburbs.

Booneville has a very safe, All-American small town feeling to me and is also fortunate to have a rather large community college in the middle of town. They are fortunate to be just 25 minutes north of Tupelo, giving them the best of both worlds.

This is a much more of a growing area of the state with well-rated schools, compared to Natchez and Woodville on your last trip which are blessed with natural beauty and elegant historic architecture and a great location next to the Mississippi, but have so far not made themselves into an area for manufacturing and business as North Mississippi has. One interesting thing is that you have managed to go to two of the more beautiful towns in the state: Natchez and Oxford. If you ever make it to Bay St. Louis and Pass Christian on the Coast, you will have hit the trifecta.
It is, it all is.

But I'll be back there though.
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas via ATX
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Your parents are probably curious why you want to move across the country and pay out of state tution to enroll in a tier 3 college. Don't they have those in Arizona?
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Old 06-16-2014, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Your parents are probably curious why you want to move across the country and pay out of state tution to enroll in a tier 3 college. Don't they have those in Arizona?
Do you really want me to get into this subject again?
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Thankfully I did make a few friends there, so at least if I do go I'll have a "group".
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