We took some time today to drive over to Biloxi. There’s a beautiful big bridge on US Highway 90 running between Ocean Springs (where our campground is located) and Biloxi. On the Ocean Springs (eastern) side of the bridge there are some nice public beach areas. We continued westward on 90, through an area of casinos and all that goes with them to some more open beach parallel to the road. There are frequent pullouts to park and take a walk on the sand. There are a lot of historic homes facing the beach, one of them being Beauvoir, a one-time home of Jefferson Davis. They offer public tours so we decided to do that. To be honest, I had some misgivings about spending time at a place that celebrates the man who was president of the states that seceded from the US because they wanted to continue slavery. But in the interest of learning more about everything that is a part of the American history, I thought it would be good to participate and learn how the topic of slavery was addressed. Sadly, it wasn’t even mentioned by the young woman sharing the history of the man and the place. I kept waiting for her to say at least some little reference to the reason for the establishment of a separate nation and the subsequent civil war. I did ask some questions to try to open up the topic, in a non-confrontational way, but that did not seem to matter. So I left there feeling let down about that, but there were some other redeeming factors. Like the design of the Italian frosted glass, a fancy old crazy quilt and the interesting view through the old wavy glass windows. So we’ll just have to leave it at that.
We found out that the white sand beaches that are an important part of this coastline are man made in some areas, like here in Biloxi. There really was not a beach when the Beauvoir was built. When the decision was made to dredge up the ocean bottom sand and deposit it on the shore, the future of the people and towns here became suddenly much brighter. I’m not sure what effect it had on the marine life, I might have to find a marine biologist to explain that!
We enjoyed a good lunch at The Reef, overlooking the Gulf and that lovely white sand beach! And we even made a stop at a nearby quilt shop, Peace by Piece. I was able to liberate just a bit of fabric from there! I’ve seen other Marci Gras fabrics, but this one appealed to me most even though it’s sort of understated. It reminds me of being in New Orleans 2 years ago, where the wroughtiron fences at homes and businesses were adorned with beads and ribbons in the traditional gold, gree and purple.
Not a lot happening for us today,except that we spent time cleaning the trailer. Inside, not outside. There’s always a fair amount of dirt tracked in from somewhere! And we have a whole heap of cords and cables under the table that need to be dealt with,so I’m looking at ways to conquer the cords! In addition to our usual charging and electric cords, we’ve added a maze of cords for a Weboost antenna. This is a 2 part antenna that pulls in cellular signal and amplifies it inside the trailer. We had something similar before, but this one is beefed up with the external portion. It allows me to work on photos and blog posts much more easily.
This morning we took off for a long walk, which turned into a longer walk than we expected when we ended up in a cul-de-sac instead of a through street! It was a good temperature when we started, but heated up. And it had rained during the night so the humidity was dripping down my back! Later, I got some sewing done so I am closer to showing you something near the finish line!
Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate the time you have taken to look for and read my story. I hope you find something that you like!
Hi! I'm Pam! Join me on this journey through the next steps of life!