Day #22 – Beautiful Bay St. Louis

LOCATION:  Gulfport, Mississippi
CAMPGROUND:  2nd night at Buccaneer State Park
WEATHER:  Very nice, but high winds – 18mph

I took a long walk around the huge campground.  I had to put my mittens on, as the wind was quite cold.  The campground is filling up as the Easter Day weekend approaches.  A lot noisier than it was when we arrived – lots of kids riding around on bicycles and screaming. We are camped next an R-pod trailer that looks just like the one our traveling companions have (Tony and Jenny from Nova Scotia). Sure miss them!

The high point of the day was a trip in to the town of Bay St. Louis.  It is a darling beach town with cute restaurants, B&Bs, and hotels.  We selected 200 North Beach Restaurant and Bar for lunch, and it was excellent.  The chef is from New Orleans and the decor was very upscale.  For my entree, I had their smoked trout-filled beignets appetizer topped with cream and caviar….

George had a bowl of gumbo.  It was full of sausage, okra, and shrimp. It was superb.

After lunch, we walked around the town, and then drove around the neighborhoods,  admiring the beautiful homes.  It looks like many had some hurricane damage last fall, too.

The rest of the afternoon was spent reading.  The Glanvilles walked their cute dog Trix, and then came over for Happy Hour.

DINNER:  Flatbread pizzas.  I used the individual-sized naan slices you can buy now in the stores.  I started with a layer of a cream cheese/pesto mix.    Then, I layered on artichoke heart pieces, sun-dried tomatoes, and sauteed onions.  On some, I added a spicy jalapeno sausage and for Irene (who doesn’t like spicy), I used chicken breast that Rob grilled and brought over. All topped with parmesan cheese and pizza peppers.  Quite nice! 

We enjoyed watching Rick Steves and some other good shows on PBS. 

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