Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi
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We decided to celebrate Thanksgiving at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, MS. We called on the phone and they said they had truck parking, but as it turned out, we had to park down the street in an RV lot next to the Grand, but the hotel people were quite nice and drove down there and helped us get all our stuff. The hotel was very nice and …
So we drove all the way to the deep south from Kentucky, all the way through Alabama to Biloxi, Mississippi in search of Riverboats you can gamble on. Little did we know they got demolished in Hurricane Katrina two years ago, along with pretty much the whole town on Biloxi. The only buildings that existed were some shiny new casino buildings along …
... one Waffle House, our campground and one small Casino/hotel. And that was it for miles. I guess no one wants to rebuild here.
The sand on the beach was soft and flour like. But the water was a bit murky and we saw several big jellyfish. And oh is it windy in Gulfport! Locals say it's always like that here.
Dinner was at a neat restaurant downtown called The Half Shell. We were ...
... some kind of fresh fish entrée which was equally good.
Gulfport surprised me a bit. I knew that hurricane Katrina hit that area in 2005 but I expected to see a more robust rebuild than was there. There was the evidence of buildings that I'm sure once stood tall and strong before Katrina but now only a footprint remained of foundations and all that ...
... stuff". We officially left home at 7:15 this morning. Our plan/goal is to get out of the state of Florida. We don't have any plans other than that. No reservations to camp anywhere tonight, or any other night for that matter. We're "winging it". I'll post pictures as we go. Love, P ...
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