There were a lot of changes due to Katrina in 2005, but there also had been a lot of changes since 1998 and Katrina. I certainly don't remember all of the high rise casinos and condominium in Biloxi and Gautier and Pascagula had grown hugely. Well, it's been almost 15 years so I guess change is inevitable. Anyway, thanks Joel,for indulging me for this little trip down memory lane. I know going 35 MPH with stop lights every few miles or so was a little frustrating and made for tough driving. And, I think I spotted the apartments I lived in Long Beach across the street from the white sandy beaches I walked on during my time off. As a side note, the gulf area near Pensacola Beach was much prettier, in my opinion, then the scenic drive from Biloxi and westward.
We got off Highway 90 near Pass Christian due to the congestion of weekend Mardi Gras parades and caught I-10 the rest of the way to Saint Bernard State Park about 15 miles south of New Orleans...our destination for the next few days. I could tell I was getting closer to New Orleans by all the low water lands.
Stay tuned for more on New Orleans and the Mardi Gras