Thursday, June 20, 2013

Our last day in Gulfport, Biloxi and Ocean Springs

We spent most of today in Biloxi and Ocean Springs. Katrina really did a lot of damage in this area and it is still recovering.

The pictures directly above was once a beautiful home across from the gulf.  All that stands now is the marble framing.  This lot and what is left of the home is for sale.
This is what is in front of that marble frame of a house.  Nice front view!
 There were several lots where the homes had been destroyed and the owners chose not to rebuild.  The lots are still for sale.  The good news is that everything that is there is new and clean.  This area also had to deal with the oil spill.  BP has done a great job of cleaning all the beaches and the water.  They brought in white sand and the water is clear.  It's not blue here because the sand in the gulf is a tan color so that it doesnt reflect the blue sky like the white sands of florida.  But the water is clean and clear.
 This I believe was once a parking deck. The top deck is completely gone.

Some of the homes have been beautifully restored.
 Shrimp boats are back in the waters fishing!
When we left Biloxi, we headed for Ocean Springs.  Of course, being this close we had to go to The Shed.  Featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, this Dive is a BBQ place.
 They started out collecting junk.  It's all still there.  This is definitely a dive!

Yes, the floor is gravel. That red tube with holes cut in it is the air conditioning ducts.  LOL
 The Pulled Pork platter with baked beans and slaw.
 The Rib platter with beans and macaroni salad.
The Sampler Platter with pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, sausage, chicken and beef ribs and chopped beef with corn and beans.
 Notice the old satellite dish on top of an old bar stool perched on top of a tree trunk!  Great use of the dish I guess.  LOL
 On the weekends, they have bands play here.
This was part of the original building that burned.
The food was excellent and I would recommend stopping by if you are in the area.
We finished off the day with a stop at Margaritaville Casino.
I went in with $20 and came out with $240! Not a bad way to spend the evening!

We headed for the RV Park to get ready for another day on the road.  Tomorrow we head for Gulf Shores, Ala.