Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Mississippi Gulf Coast

In 2018 we went to the Mississippi Gulf Coast but were chased away by the threat of a hurricane. The one day we spent there we were in Ocean Springs.

In 2019 we tried again, basing ourselves out of Ocean Springs.

In Ocean Springs we stayed at The Roost. It's one of the oldest houses in Ocean Springs that has been converted into a botique hotel. Our room was The Lily. It was on the ground floor next to the office. It had a nice living room, a kitchenette, and a bedroom with a king-sized bed. The bathroom had a spacious walk-in shower but not a tub.

The Roost is on Porter Avenue about 2 blocks from the beach and about 3 blocks from the main street, Washington Avenue. The Walter Anderson Museum is just south on Washington. North on Washington is a wide variety of shops and restaurants all the way to the railroad track.

The old depot has been converted into Realizations, the Walter Anderson shop.

If you exhaust the restaurants on Washington, there are plenty more on Government Street and Desoto Street.

In Ocean Springs, we dined at Mosaic, Maison de Lu, Lancaster's, and Buzzy's Breakfast Joint. We shopped at Realizations, Poppy's, and Coastal Magpie.

We took one day and visited Biloxi and Bay St. Louis.

We drove down to Biloxi and toured Beavoir, Jefferson Davis' home. Nearby we had lunch at Shaggy’s which is next to South Beach Biloxi Hotel where we stayed previously. We had dinner at Mary Mahoney's.

We rode down Highway 90 to Gulfport and shopped at Martin Miazza Gifts. We went on to Bay St. Louis and had ice cream at Creole Creamery.

The beaches were eerily vacant as there were red flags out along the entire length due to the algae. We only saw 3 people on the beach on the entire trip and they weren't in the water.

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