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[Today’s run: rest day]

I took today off from work and in the morning we did some of the Pilgrimage, an annual house tour event in Columbus, MS.  We toured through three antebellum houses.  This string trio was playing on the porch at one of them.  It was a very nice day and the music was great.

The houses we toured were interesting.  The people have done a lot of work to restore them and fill them with period furniture and decor.

Columbus must have been an exciting place in the late 1850’s when these houses were built.  Just imagine the changes that happened between 1820 and 1860.  A lot of people became very rich and Columbus was a transportation hub (on the navigable Tombigbee River).  And it avoided much of the destruction of the civil war, so many houses remain as they were built.

Anyway, beautiful houses, beautiful decor, lots of nice people in hoop skirts telling us about it as we went from room to room.

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