A Cool, Quiet Day
Trip Start Dec 24, 2010
159Trip End Jun 01, 2011
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After breakfast, at the suggestion of my old friend Pete, we drove to Davis Bayou. It's only about ten miles from James'. There's a beautiful federal campground there too. With the "Geezer Ticket", it's only eight dollars a night
We re-crossed the bridge and just a short distance from the placard explaining the nature of alligators, we spotted him. He was about twenty five or thirty yards away, across a section of bayou. He appeared to be at least seven or eight feet long! They sun themselves during the day, collecting the heat in the small bones of their backs, according to what we learned. Then they hunt at night, eating birds, turtles and fish among other things. When they capture something, they throw it in the air and catch it in such a way that it goes down their throats. Saves wear and tear on their teeth, I assume
I also took a short video of another area of the bayou. As I said before, I've increased the definition of the video, in hopes that it shows clearer when you look at it. Please do. That's what they're there for.
This evening we're dining at the Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi. It's about ten miles from here. I'm looking forward to winning enough to brag about, but usually it works the other way. More to follow latah...
We met James at the casino at about five thirty. It's a huge place with over seventeen hundred rooms. We at at the buffet and the food was truly grand. James had the prime rib and I had a stuffed pork chop, Guinness stew and a few shrimp along with a large green salad. Lynnie outdid herself and had the paella, mussels, fried catfish, dungeness crablegs, asparagus, marinated mushrooms and a cucumber salad. She got FULL!
James left and Lynnie proceeded to the gaming room and went about paying for our meals via the wizardry of electronics. I'm a slot fan and Lynnie made her contribution by means of the poker machine. I was hot at first, turning my one dollar bill into fifteen dollars in a flash. Then, I gradually re-invested it. Fun it was, however. It's now a cool evening and I'm here at the Mac and Lynnie is playing solitaire. See y'all on the morrow.