Two words meant a lot down there to me... casino buffet. We tried all the major casino buffets in Biloxi. The best was hands down the IP Casino Buffet. We visited the Hard Rock Casino the most... for the Ben and Jerry's they had inside. In spite of this I managed to lose ~15 pounds.
We took a trip to New Orleans. I would not take my children to visit that city, and I will likely avoid it whenever I can. The most interesting thing about New Orleans is the constant juxtapositions of "ideas" found throughout. Examples include the main cathedral/church has a line of tarot and palm readers at the doorstep. Also, St Anne, St Peter, intersect with Bourbon Street. You can sense the religious history all around but scratch your head at "everything else" going on.
Amanda is luckier at slot machines than I am. This was not really a surprise. Just confirmed. We prefer penny slots.
We went to a great church Mosaic. It was a great church plant. I would recommend it to anyone moving down to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
We left before the oil disaster.
I tried crawfish for the first time.
Between Gulfport and New Orleans it is very clear that there are towns that have just never recovered from Katrina.
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It is nice to be back in Virginia. If only for six months.