Where are we today ?Last night was very warm overnight about 65f (18c) slept with the windows open. This morning warmer and humid a bit of sunshine peaking thru here and there sure was nice. We will take this weather, better than our friends in Arizona are getting right now. Walkabout the lake just watching the duck and geese. So neat just to watch them interact with each other. It got close 80f (26c) by 10 am.
A half decent day so off we go for a drive into Biloxi to the Edgewater Mall and check out the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum . Now not much more than a giftshop in the mall, the real museum was removed by Hurricane Katrina in August 28th 2005. But we did see some artifacts and watched an interesting video about Biloxi's history and run ins with various hurricanes including Hurricane Camille August 18th 1969 . Notice the dates of these both in August only 10 days apart. Such interesting history of this area and how the people just keep picking up the pieces and rebuilding.
Now a drive along the beach back towards home passed Kessler Air Force base an interesting website with tons of Hurricane preparedness information.
|plane heading into the base|
We decided to stop in Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant just to check it out. And because my baby brother and his wife are Jimmy Buffet fans or even fanatics. So Chris and Sheri if you are out there come on in, the music is great as is the atmosphere. The food, the bars, and off course the gift shops and souvenirs. Not to mention the Casino stuff too.
|come on in|
Can't take any pictures inside the casino but is was fun. First off gotta get a free players card. Then to the kiosk to see what we can spin for free play. I got $15.00 and Suzie $10.00.
So the penny slot machines we played with $5.00 of their money for a bout half an hour and Suzie was up $6.50.
|my players card|
So she cashed in and we went for the lunch buffet, another good deal half price Mon to Friday for people over 50 with a players card. That amounted to $5.00 each with lotsa food (not as big a buffet as Boomtown Casino) but it was less money too. We had more than enough choices to have a good feast.
|Yummy and an excellent seafood chowder too|
|then a tasty piece of Key Lime pie|
In the lobby on the way out was a nicely done up old VW van that will be given away in a draw.
|would love to win this|
|then out to the deck, kinda windy to be open today thou|
|time to leave paradise back to reality|
This ornate platform below built around a 700year old oak tree is a takeover from the Plantation Era called a Shoo Fly. Because it was high enough off the ground that the mosquitoes did not bother you. A great idea.
|Yates construction, wonderf if they are relatives?|
Then back home by about three o'clock in time to enjoy a warm afternoon outside reading our books until it got too dark.
So once again no need for supper after a very sufficient lunch, just a takin it easy now.
You now there is at least 9 casinos in the area, we don't plan to visit them all (I don't think) But there is one we might check out on Monday they will give us each free slot play and a free breakfast or half price lunch. We do like free stuff, do you?
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