Columbus’ southern culture

Columbus, Mississippi, ever been there?  How about old antebellum houses, downtown stores still preserved over time, some older, some newer; tucked away with rich historical heritage and classic southern architecture, food and hospitality?

Antebellum home in Columbus, Mississippi

Columbus was voted number six in the Best Small Town Cultural Scene category of USA TODAY’s  10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest, according to http://www.visitcolumbusms.org/

The Luxapallila and Tombigbee flow effortlessly, picking up the soil saturated beside; many times swelling with the onslaught of rain and outlets that drain.  The bridge sometimes over trouble waters, or with peace below; it often matters. They move beyond, constraints no more, spreading their power, looking for new shore.

Tombigbee River walkway bridge and scenic path in Columbus, MS

The big ditch flows just the same, sometimes low with often overflow.  So peaceful at times, then raging through the vines.

“Big ditch” flooding in Columbus, MS

The 82 and 45 move us along, meandering around, looking for that which wets the mouth; ahh, we found it, not much to see driving swiftly by, but just a little place, wood design, no time to waste.

Old Hickory Steak House on Highway 45 in Columbus, MS

It may not entice you to stop, just looking at the décor; come evening you can tell – it’s special as many come through the door.

The best steak all around, some of the best – tender, juice, tasty and right. Chef prides over coals so hot, sizzling – to the perfection of each one.  While traveling through Columbus on Highway 45, don’t forget to stop by Old Hickory – in the evening it comes alive. 

Blessings along the Way!

Ron