Our first stop in Biloxi, MS, followed our usual stepping off point when in a new city--the local Visitors Center. The RV park owner had told us to look for a house at the completion of our drive to the Visitor Center, but even that additional information did not prepare us for the magnificent structure that greeted us.
"The trees were victims of the saltwater storm surge of Hurricane Katrina 16 months earlier.
"After being declared surplus property in 1968, the Biloxi Lighthouse was deeded to the City of Biloxi, which eventually opened it to public tours.
"In March 2010, the city re-opened the lighthouse to public tours after a 14-month, $400,000 restoration (biloxi.ms.us/visitor-info/museums/visitors-center/).
All of our stops noted above spoke to the spirit of the residents and their resolve to rise again from the effects of Katrina's destruction.