Friday, April 7, 2017

March 5, 2017 - Biloxi, MS

The wind was so strong that it was almost enough to knock our socks off.
Erwin went off to do the laundry at Coastal Coin Laundry in Ocean Springs, MS.  While he was away I went out for a walk.

I walked about 1/4 of a mile on Biloxi Bay Bridge.  If it was not so windy I would have gone further, but I turned around and went back.  After getting off the bridge I continued walking until I reached the hotel next door to Golden Nuggets Casino/Hotel.  I wanted to check it out and see what it looked like inside.  Margaritville Resort does not have casino, but has a huge arcade/recreation room. It even has a rock climbing wall, bowling among others.

As I walked back to the Lil' Home Erwin came back from the laundry.  Good timing!  Erwin mentioned that one of my socks was missing I guess I will have to buy a new pair of socks soon. 😔  After putting the laundry away we rested a bit.

Erwin made a call to Farr Park Equestrian Center and RV Park in Baton Rouge, LA to get information on campground fees.  We plan to camp there tomorrow after leaving Biloxi, MS.  We have not decided how many nights we will stay in Baton Rouge.  Probably two nights or more depending on the weather and our moods.

We then went off to check out few attractions: 
Hurricane Katrina Memorial, Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Stump Head of Sad Jesus, and Big Pig on Station Wagon.

Hurricane Katrina Memorial has a large granite block with names of people who lost their lives or were missing during Katrina.  The top of the granite block is the height marker (12') of the storm surge.  There is a glass case that is filled with personal items from Katrina victims.  One the left side of the granite block is a mosaic tile inlay of a wave.

Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary is located at 870 Howard Ave in Biloxi downtown.  It was designed by Theodore Brune, a German-American architect, and was built by Barnes & Company in 1902.  The church was added to the National Register of Histori Places in 1984.  We were grateful that the doors were not locked, so we invited ourselves in to take a look.  The stained glass windows were beautiful.

We were planning on visiting Beauvoir, the historic post-war home of the former President of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis.  However, I made a quick U-turn after seeing the sign that there is an admission fee to visit the estate.  Not that we are misers we wanted to stretch our budget for upcoming trips.  We can always come back to Biloxi another time and visit the estate.  

Big Pig on Station Wagon is at Slap Ya Momma's BBQ Smokehouse on Beach Blvd.  The restaurant was ranked #23 out of 186 restaurants in Biloxi.  We will want to eat there next time we come back in town.  
Alligator Head is in front of Souvenir City on Beach Blvd. We went inside just to take a look around, did not buy anything.  Too much junk!  
Erwin wanted me to drop him off at Golden Nuggets Casino because he wanted to play Pai Gow poker for a while, so I "kicked" him out of the car, went "home".  I spent the evening looking up for places to visit in Baton Rouge and Lafayette, LA. 


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