Mississippi

Pancakes, Hikes, Naps and Sushi

Today is Mother’s Day and we’re in Ocean Springs, MS.  We had a great day today.

The weather here right now is great with highs in the high 70’s to low 80’s and sunny.  Since it’s Mother’s Day, Jodi had her choice of what we did. First, we went for breakfast at a small diner in downtown Ocean Springs at a place called Buzzy’s Breakfast Joint.  If you’re ever in the area it’s worth checking out.

Then we took  a hike with the dogs at what we thought was a trail.  After a short distance, we learned that it was a 1/2 mile path to a campground.  That turned out to be a really nice surprise though.  There were several nice people out and about that were happy to see the dogs and talk.

We came back to our guest house rental and decided a nap was in order for all.  Naps are awesome.  Nothing more to say.

Finally, we headed out for Jodi’s mother’s day choice: sushi.  Jodi is much more of a sushi fan than I am, but I was really glad we went.  Good place called Ichiban if you’re ever in the area.

Brodie and Jodiimg_1275

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Is it us?

We’re having “splash backs” of our stay in Gulfport exactly one year ago. 


Day 1 = Storms upon arrival

Day 2 = Monsoon

Day 3 forecast = locusts & frogs

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Ocean Springs, MS

  We made it to our May home in Ocean Springs, MS. Wow! This is a big change from the cabin on the lake!

  Such an enchanted little cottage! Jeannie has paid such attention to detail.

  The jasmine vine is so beautiful right now!

  Check out the beautiful live oaks lining the driveway.

  The gravel drive is mixed with beautiful glass stones.

  Can you see the crystals hanging in the tree? They are beautiful in the sunlight.

I think we will really enjoy our time here. Check out this rental at VRBO (click << link to see interior photos).

-Jodi

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Hit and Run fun on Easter

We’re still here in Gulfport right now.  Jodi and I went out to find dinner last night.  On our way back home we stopped at a red light.  I looked in the rear view mirror and saw a Chevy Caprice coming up too fast.  Before I could speak they rear ended us.

As quick as the driver hit us, she backed up and drove up onto the sidewalk to go around us, turn right and sped away.  Luckily we were able to get their license plate number before they could get away.  It was fortunate that it took them some time to drive up on the sidewalk and make their turn.  That gave us the time to get a good description for the police.

Another plus was that I had not taken the ball out of the hitch.  So, the Caprice got a grill full of hitch.  Our car just had some minor scratches and some broken trim around the trailer light socket.

We called the police, who arrived rather quickly and got the information to them.  We haven’t heard if they found the car and driver or not.  Jodi and I were both in some pain so we went to the ER just in case.  Minor whiplash was the diagnosis for both of us.

English: Receiver for a hitch. Factory install...

English: Receiver for a hitch. Factory installed on a 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0 Diesel SUV. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I think from now on, I’ll just leave the hitch in place.  It probably saved us from some expensive damage.

Brodie

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