Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Thoughts on our trip to Dixie
We had a number of occasions to pass along the gulf coast hwy between Gulfport and Pascagoula and we continue to see damage done by Katrina not replaced, and many new buildings and businesses that were better than before, its life in a hurricane alley.
The Moss Point Church is being held together by the same great families that held our youth group together 25 years ago.
New Orleans seems safer each time we go, but very saddened that Riverwalk, once a thriving mall built upon the old worlds fair setting....is dead. Plans for an outlet mall not yet begun, although the new cruise port is beyond the mall, raising hopes that it may rise again.
The coffee at Cafe Du Monde is really good, and we limited our older selves to one pastry this time. Still cannot spell the french B-word they serve.
Pensacola Beach was great, but a new attraction, a giant Ferris Wheel, did not meet their ridership expectations so it dissapeared before our eyes and was headed for Atlanta for a new try at profitability. Amazing to watch it taken down so quickly. The gondolas were gone in two days of dissasemmly.
Only two beaches in the world bark when you walk on the white sand, I was told.
In Gautier as we were leaving, I saw a young man skateboarding with an infant in his arms?????I was not sure that was wise.
We love McDonalds for coffee and restroom breaks....they are everywhere. Service seems to be slowing badly.