Thursday, November 10, 2011
After getting up and packing, we headed over to Café du Monde for beignets and coffee (except for me–I got hot chocolate). We sat inside because it was too cold for outside seating.
When we finished loading the car and checked out, Biloxi, Mississippi, was the first town that we stopped in for a tour of the Biloxi Lighthouse. It was the first in the south made of cast iron and the third lighthouse to be built out of cast iron in the nation. Erected in 1845, 65 feet tall, and lasting through four hurricanes, it is a sign of hope to many. It was kept by a family for many years. One of the three women keepers stayed with the lighthouse for 57 years until she was forced to retire at the age of 77. This has been my favorite site so far on the trip, especially getting to climb to the top of the lighthouse.
It was not nearly as cool or as awesome as the Louisiana Capitol in Baton Rouge, althought it was neat in its own right, and it offered a great view of the sunset!
At dinner we ate at a little restaurant with wonderful food called Tomatino’s Pizza and Bake Shop. We had two different types of pizza that we could not finish, but both were great.
We arrived in Savannah around 3:00 in the morning. Long day!