Sunday, July 01, 2012

Biloxi, Ms.- July 1, 2012

It's a lazy, hot Sunday morning in Biloxi. The campground has thinned out somewhat but I guess many will stay the week since the 4th is on Wednesday. We are planning to be here until next Saturday. We have spent the past 2 days looking around Biloxi. Tom spent a week down here after Hurricane Katrina with a group from our church rehabbing homes. We drove by the house that Tom had been working on. It was, and we can only guess speculate still is, owned by a Vietnamese family. Many home sites are still vacant except for the concrete slabs that the homes were built on. And there continues to be construction going on. We stopped by a pier where local shrimp boaters were selling shrimp off the boats.

We may return later in the week to get some shrimp to take home. We went to the Katrina Memorial, a structure that is the height of the storm surge from that storm.

There is a listing of those Gulf Coast individuals that died in the storm engraved on the wall. Crepe Myrtles are in bloom everywhere along this coastline. We saw a poultry and seafood market and stopped to check it out. Lots of seafood- shrimp, all kinds of fresh fish, scallops and assorted crabs- and the only poultry was frozen. We bought some shrimp and scallops and then made seafood pasta back at the motorhome. Yummy!!

The beaches are of white sand. We learned that the beaches are not natural but were constructed to make this area desirable for tourism. Walking along the beach the water continues to look dirty we can only guess that is the effect of Hurricane Debby churning up the Gulf waters. We'll see if in a few days the water becomes clearer.