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Gulf Coast - Biloxi, Mississippi
June 2008
Biloxi, Mississippi was a short overnight side trip. We stopped in every casino and drove around the city a little. The town is recovering well from Hurricane Katrina, but a lot of damage is still visible. We had a really good buffet at Boomtown Casino.

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6-50 Mississippi Sign 6-51 Hard Rock Hotel 6-60 Isle of Capri
Welcome to Mississippi
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
We stayed here at the Isle of Capri. Unfortunately, the giant parrot was damaged in a storm and taken down while we were there.
6-61 Saint Michael's Church 6-63 Grand Casino 6-64 Boyd Coddington Woodie
Saint Michael's Church is a really unique building. Unfortunately, it still shows major signs of Hurricane Katrina's wrath.
The Grand Biloxi Casino
Boyd Coddington's Woodie at the Grand Biloxi Casino
6-67 Katrina Damaged House 6-70 Cowboy & Indian Slots 6-71 Beau Rivage
Despite all of the rebuilding progress there are still some stark reminders of Hurricane Katrina's destruction
Antique cowboy and indian slot machines at Boomtown Casino
The Beau Rivage is impressive. Seen here from the parking structure of the IP on the other side of the city
6-73 IP Casino 7-01 I-90 Bridge 7-02 Marina
The Imperial Palace is now styled as IP Hotel and Casino (Being a geek, I can't help but think Internet Protocol everytime I see it.)
The view from our room looking over the I-90 bridge to Ocean Springs, Mississippi
The marina view from our room at Isle of Capri
7-05 Beau Rivage Sign 7-06 Beau Rivage 7-07 Boomtown Casino Sign
The Beau Rivage
The Beau Rivage is impressive. Don't mind the window washers.
Boomtown's dinner buffet was delicious!
7-10 Marlin Sculpture 7-11 Owl Sculpture 7-13 Dolphin Sculpture
This marlin scuplture was created from a live oak tree destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
This owl scuplture was created from a live oak tree destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
This dolphin scuplture was created from a live oak tree destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
7-15 Eagle Sculpture 7-17 Treasure Bay Casino 7-18 Treasure Bay Light
This eagle scuplture was created from a live oak tree destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
The Treasure Bay pirate ship is long gone, but the casino is now relocated to dry land
As you enter Treasure Bay, this huge glass sculpture greets you
7-19 Beau Rivage Atrium 7-20 Hard Rock Sign 7-24 Billy Joel Jacket
The atrium on the lower level of the Beau Rivage is really cool.
The guitar sign in front of the Hard Rock Casino is the biggest one in existence
This jacket belongs to my all-time favorite performer, Billy Joel and now resides at the Hard Rock
7-27 Frank Zappa Quilt 7-29 Biloxi Shrimp Boats 7-32 Palace Casino
This quilt at the Hard Rock is made from underwear thrown on stage during Frank Zappa concerts. Really.
The Biloxi shrimping fleet sits ready to go out and catch dinner
The Palace Casino was a bit of a disappointment, but there are plenty of other options
7-33 Collapsed Bridge
Despite all of the rebuilding progress there are still some stark reminders of Hurricane Katrina's destruction

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