Monday, June 9, 2008

Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon

Friday afternoon, June 6, 2008

We left our work sites around noon Friday, returning to Camp Hope. Saying "goodbye" to our new friends/family was a little difficult. We had very much enjoyed meeting them and helping to experience a little progress in their homes. We are also hopeful another group or two will soon continue the jobs needing to be done.

Crossing the new bridge into Biloxi.
Signs of building, rebuilding, and plans "on hold."
We enjoyed a beautiful afternoon's drive easterly, along I-90, from Ocean Springs to Biloxi to Gulfport to Long Beach and back to Camp Hope at Vancleave.
It seemed as though all the cities and scenery blended into one quick drive. Here, we've arrived in Long Beach, home of the college Janet attended for a year after high school graduation. This is the "Friendship Tree" (a Live Oak) that used too have steps to a platform for people to stand on.
This is the informational sign about the tree.This sign has been posted since Hurricane Katrina.More views of the same tree.
Here we are... the whole group!
A college building that is yet unrestored.
Can we resist this beach?
Not at all!
"Making Lemonaid out of Lemons"
A chainsaw artist commissioned by Mayor A.J. Holloway has transformed four standing dead trees in the center median of U.S. 90 in Biloxi into a sculpture garden, teeming with pelicans, egrets, seagulls, a blue marlin and a shark. Artist Dayton Scoggins is scheduled to complete his four days of sculpting at the end of the day Thursday, March 8, 2007. Holloway, meantime, may approach the City Council to hire Scoggins to create more works of art from other standing dead trees in the center median. Click on the title link to see a complete gallery of photographs.

My poor photographs below were taken from the car as we traveled.
Someone has sculpted animals... in this case, dolphins above and birds, below from the trees, in the roadway median, that were destroyed during Katrina.
Returning over the new bridge from Biloxi to Ocean Springs,
and wondering,"Is that what's left of the old bridge?"We ate dinner in Ocean Springs, just beyond the bridge.
Good food. Good company. Good Times.

Saturday, June 7, 2008
Our Special Breakfast
Lots of butter in those grits!Saturday night was spent in Sikeston, MO. Dinner was served at Lambert's Cafe, "The Only Home of Throwed Rolls."
An experience you should share!
Check out the video below. :-)

Question to Larry:
How was it, working with Don, your wife, and 3 other women?

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I enjoy being outdoors! I also love that I've two children (now grown up with families of their own)and six young grandchildren! :-) Sure would like to see them more often!!