One final Saturday before college

Published 12:20 am Sunday, August 16, 2015

Saturday was it. The last Saturday my wife and I got to spend with Scott before he heads off to Millsaps this week.

We decided to treat him and take him to two of his favorite places in Vicksburg. First we went to 10South for lunch and ate an incredible burger. It doesn’t matter which burger, we all had different ones and each was the best.

They say “good things come to those who wait” and Vicksburg waited a long time for 10South to open. It was worth the wait and has quickly become THE place to grab a bite to eat and enjoy the views. We love it.

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After lunch we drove around a little. We like to drive around Vicksburg to see what’s different and just soak up the charm of our community. It’s sort of a Barry tradition to just explore. It’s a tradition that runs in mine, and Catherine’s family. Her dad likes to drive down a road just to see where it goes. My dad always seemed to get lost making us accidental explorers.

As a family we used to go see the Dodgers play in Chavez Ravine. They didn’t actually play in a ravine, but the stadium occupies an area where an entire community known as Chavez Ravine existed. The city forcibly removed the Mexican-American residents and bulldozed the community to make way for a state-of-the-art baseball facility in the early 1960s. When we would leave my dad would always take the wrong turn and we’d end up exploring downtown Los Angeles.

Saturday, we drove around our community and explored neighborhoods we hadn’t seen in a while. We truly live in a beautiful place. After a jaunt around town and a quick stop at the house we headed to Orange Leaf for some frozen yogurt. Scott loves the place and would eat there every day if he could. We enjoyed a quiet day in each other’s company.

It was day nicely spent and something we don’t get to do often enough. I’m looking forward to Saturdays leaving Millsaps’ campus and taking a left when I should have taken a right.

There’s a whole new city in Jackson that waits our exploring, although I have a pretty good idea where to go and not to go. Our new adventure awaits.