Since we didn't have any formal plans for the 4th of July, we decided to go driving along the coast of Mississippi -- about an hour's drive away.
It, too, had been devastated by Hurricane Katrina, but I was suprised at how little along the beach had come back. We drove from Bay St. Louis to Biloxi -- maybe 40 miles. There were few of the old stately mansions left. And those that did survive seemed the worse for the wear.
It was drizzling most of the day so the beaches were mostly empty.
The picture above is a pier and a threesome of pavilions for fishermen. It wasn't open yet. I presume it is still under construction. Everything seems to take a long time these days to get built.
But the seagulls were having fun.
We took a short walk on the beach and ran into the vendor below keeping his water skis looking good for the occasional customer that wandered by.