Thursday, December 13, 2007

Thursday and we're in Fontainebleau State Park just north of New Orleans on the north side of Lake Ponchatrain. We stayed at this very same campground on a previous bike trip, probably about 20 years ago !! On that trip we took a picture of a HUGE live oak tree that may be this same tree. This one has been damaged by the hurricane. Can you see Harry standing on it's root ?

Wednesday in downtown Biloxi, Ms. Really got into the gambling at the Hard Rock ! We each spent a whole $1 to play the quarter machines. Good view of this part of the city from the 6th floor of the parking garage. Lots of hurricane damage still along the coast.
Our stop at the Naval Air Museum
Our stop at the Air Force Museum at Elgin Air Force Base

Monday, December 10, 2007

Barefootin' and Christmas Boat Parades

I've put a lot of miles on these bare feet of mine! It's more than a mile up and down this Henderson State Park Beach and I/ we have walked it more than once a day! Beautiful sunsets each night. Missed an awesome picture of shorebirds in silhouette against the transparent sea waves and the coral hues of the setting sun. Can you see it ??

We found a local Am Vets post that was having a fish fry so we stuffed ourselves with fresh grouper, crap cakes and yummy hush puppies. We "missed" the actual sunset but made it to the harbor in time to talk to the young owner of a sailboat that was moored and also waiting for the parade to begin. The young man worked on the docks for a local resort and was originally from St Ignace Mich! His sailboat, "One More day" was a Katrina survivor!

The parade was late getting started but well worth the wait! We were on the docks in time for the sunsets afterglow and posted ourselves on the end of a pier that happened to have a railing to lean against so this old couple wouldn't fall in the drink in the dark. There were all kinds of boats decorated to the hilt for the event. One trimaran had its lines to the top done in all green, as a Christmas tree, with a bright white light at the top. It was my favorite! H's was a HUGE big yacht that had a real lady on the front deck who was dressed in a white sundress.s Miss Monroe herself. They were broadcasting her singing "Santa Baby" !! It was cool !There were also tour boats that were decorated and one could buy a ticket and be IN the parade. Obviously, the whole harbor, including restaurants were lit up and playing Christmas music.

Today is Monday and we're on our way again - to places that we've never been ! H says to say that it is almost 80 degrees and he's fussing to get outside and enjoy it. Bye!