Thursday, March 17, 2016

Five Sunny Days in the South

view from our hotel balcony
We plan to leave Biloxi early tomorrow morning for our drive north through southern Mississippi to Jackson, then on to Nashville on the Natchez Trace Parkway. We've had a great time hiking, biking and visiting our favorite haunts, including Beauvoir, the home of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy. We also made our yearly stop at the Welcome Center and watched the Hurricane Katrina film. The actual hurricane devastation here just over a decade ago was greater than anywhere along the gulf coast, including New Orleans (which received much of the news coverage due to the levy breaks). We need a reminder that this wonderful area that we so enjoy suffered terribly and has made an incredible comeback.

John on grounds of Beauvoir
John staring down Confederacy camel at Beauvoir