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Tuesday, February 06, 2007


Last week we had the chance to make a drive to Biloxi Mississippi. It was our first trip through since Katrina had made her path of devistation over a year ago.

Biloxi has always been a true southern lady with beautiful old homes sitting amongst old oak trees and camellia bushes, looking out over the gulf of mexico. We have followed her painful struggle to recover after such a devistating blow. The stories are actually heartbreaking.

Seawitch posted pictures of the Biloxi harbor in the fog waiting for the small boats to return. Photos of some of Biloxi's most beautiful homes and LostLandmarks by the historical society. Including Beauvoir the home of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy.
We had seen these pictures of course, but there is nothing like driving down the beach road and seeing it ourselves. The proud water oaks broken but standing, with empty brick steps leading to nowhere.

The amazing thing is to see how Biloxi is coming back. Many of the casino's are rebuilding, bigger and better than before. Not the floating barges that became destroyers in the storm; but land based, and secure. They are palaces of resturants, theaters, and dens of pure entertainment.

Even the camellias are back and more beautiful than ever. The beaches have benifited from the white sand that Katrina deposited. The sand is whiter and wider than it was before the storm.

If you are looking for a place to spend Mardi Gras~ head to Biloxi. (you may want to bring a roll of quarters incase you are feeling lucky!)
Glad to see Y'all back again!


Kristen said...

It is so good to hear that things are starting to look up again for that part of the US.

Freya said...

I agree, it is wonderful and amazing to see how things start to rebuild with the strength of all the people pulling together.

wheresmymind said...

*sigh* looks so warm compared to the 20s up here in Boston

tut-tut said...

That magnolia is calling my name. I've never been to Biloxi, but we've been to the Mobile/Gulf Shores area. We liked Fairhope a lot.

sandi said...

Y'all Biloxi is a beautiful place~ again and still!
Besides it it definatly warmer than Kansas, the UK or Boston!

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