Sunday, May 16, 2010

Fact Finding Mission...

That's what we did this weekend...
We took off Friday and hit the road. Our mission? To see what Biloxi has to offer since all the storm damage and reconstruction. We also wanted to get a little beach time before the massive oil slick hits the gulf coast.
Z was thrilled when he saw the beaches and realized that is where we were going. He was a little less than thrilled when he realized we had to go to the room first and eat lunch before we could hit the beach.
Speaking of the room, we were beyond pleased.
Since the storms, there isn't much lodging on the beach. Pretty much everything is across the street facing the beach. We weren't sure about some of the hotels and what kind of condition they were in or even the actual location and proximity to the beach. So this trip was a quick overnighter to research for future, longer trips. We choose to say at the Treasure Bay Casino and Resort. I was a little iffy about it since it is primarily a casino place but I figured how bad could it be...usually casinos are pretty classy in decor and have great amenities to attract people. So we went for it. When we got there we were immediately happy with the looks of things. It was obviously newly renovated and very stylish. Our entire floor where we were staying was smoke free and had beautiful furnishings.

I love the beds and headboards and they were SO comfy!

We paused to snap a quick iphone pic in the massive mirror. Speaking of iphone pics, that's all we got this weekend since I forgot my camera memory card...yet again. But it was kinda nice...freeing. And we still got some great pics.

Ok so back to the hotel...he he.
This was the pool area. Beautiful. It had a stunning infinity pool that cascaded to the second level. There were romantic tents with classy lounge chairs and little seating areas.
Then off to the beach...
The beach was very pretty. The sand was nice and white and it was very clean. Even the water looked pretty...which for anyone who knows Biloxi, you know it never used to be like that. Apparently the storms that cause all the destruction over the last few years has washed out all the junk and left the waters clean and beautiful.
We had to stop at a souvenier place and get the full experience...
Zane racked up! A lot gear for just one day at the beach! LOL



We did however find the hotel food a little pricey for a family friendly meal so we headed off to Hooters for some familiar food and loud atmosphere...perfect for our little wild man.
He was amused at the hooters hokie pokie they were playing for a little boy's birthday at the table behind us.

And finally one last stop at the souvenir city place to grab a final souvenir that Z had to have! This was the original shark mouth they had at their store before the hurricane. A lady had found it in some debris and had it in her back yard for a few years until they reopened and they brought it back to them. That was kinda cool.
On the way home we did a little bit more fact finding...
We stoped off at Jellystone and got some info for future adventures that are SURE to come soon!
And to think we almost didn't go because Z was sick earlier in the week with an ear infection and I had a horrible migraine Thursday and had to be driven home from work. But after a good night sleep and proper meds, we were good to go....a little groggy on the drive but good.
All in all we had an amazing weekend. Life is good.

5 comments:

Christina said...

looks like there is soo much to do down there!! how fun!
xo

冠慧 said...

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Jill said...

So, you pretty much just helped me plan out our next quick beach weekend trip! Trying to fit one in before bebe arrives. Thanks for the great deets girlie, looks like y'all had fun!

Beth said...

that is awesome that the waters were pretty and clear. I have been there a few times and like you said, that is usually not the case.
gorgeous iPhone pics! glad you had such a great time.
I have family there. ahem. lol

Callista said...

looks like a fun time!