This afternoon, I reached the Gulf Coast here in
grow like weeds.
I'm in Biloxi
overnighting at the Imperial Palace Casino.
|from my skylight|
It's quiet, safe, and in close proximity to I-10 where I will be spend most of tomorrow. After the breakfast buffet, of course!
Speaking of breakfast. You can't beat Frank's in Baton Rouge on Airline Highway.
They make their own biscuits and their own boudin.
|to say nothing of the sausage gravy.|
It's the finest boudin I've ever had. No contest. The casing is paper thin and the filling is so light, it's actually fluffy. I don't know how they do it, but it's every bit as good as I remember. If you are a boudin fan, they do mail order.
I managed to save a little boudin for John. The guy behind the counter (who took this photo) and I agree .... now THAT'S love! I also walked away with some seafood gumbo for dinner tonight. Assuming I'm ever hungry again, that is.
Before leaving Baton Rouge, I visited a few more landmarks from our past. This is Earl K. Long Memorial Hospital where I began my nursing career 28 years ago. I worked in Women's Services on the 3rd floor on the right. The building looks exactly the same.
A beautiful day in the mid-60s and abundant sunshine made the scenic route to Pass Christian-Gulfport-Biloxi via US-90 even more scenic. This is what you see out the passenger window for miles and miles.
I've come a long way from the desert!
Not far from the casino is where the shrimping fleet moors.
And where this Great Heron feeds.
After this 7-week journey, it's hard to believe I'll be back home tomorrow afternoon!