Golf under the Bradford Pears

I think the extra cold winter made the pear trees even more beautiful this year. I'm glad we're getting warmer temps now. My husband and I skipped the Friday after-work drinks yesterday for some Friday golf instead!

Skywatch Friday: King Edward

The King Edward Hotel was recently renovated and has re-opened under the Hilton umbrella of hotels. It has a very rich history going all the way back to the civil war. I hope to go in sometime to visit the lobby at least. But for now I hope you'll enjoy this outside view with bonus sky reflection.

Happy Friday everyone! Click on the skywatch link to see more skies from around the world.


A view of sunny downtown Jackson. This weekend the big Saint Patrick's Day parade is set to take place. Hopefully it won't get rained out.

Doorway: Aboveground 119

I was torn between posting this shot today or waiting for the weekend reflection, but I finally decided to post it in honor of Ciel in Versailles, for doorway Wednesday.

This particular door leads to Gallery 119, the counterpart to the resto downstairs. It's a local art gallery that shows local artistic talents in downtown Jackson. Maybe we'll stop aboveground before going underground next time!


My husband and I made it to the MMA just in time to see the Jim Henson exhibition. I did not know this before, but Henson is a native Mississippian! He created the beloved Muppets and contributed greatly to children's educational television with his characters on Sesame Street.

The exhibit was very interesting. I learned what the puppets were made of and how they were operated. We also saw early sketches and ideas that turned into stories and characters we know and love. It's a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian. I would definitely recommend seeing it if it comes to your area.

Underground Eats

Underground 119 has happy hour every day from 4 - 7pm, all draft beers, house wines and well drinks are 2 for 1. My husband and I took full advantage of the special. We also tried some of their food, which is served "tapas" style. They give you smaller portions of main dishes that you can mix and share. On the left is a crab meat quesidilla and on the right are barbecue gulf shrimp. Both were delicious!

Going Underground

Some friends of ours have been bragging about 119 Underground for some time. My husband and I finally frequented the bar/resto for our Friday after-work drink last week. It's a really cool place.

They had a live piano player on Friday night and our bartender told us they typically have jazz or blues on the weekends. I'll show you what we nibbled on tomorrow. But we'll definitely be back to this place!