Left Houston with at least the sun shining - no rain but still pretty cold - decided to take a drive south down to Galveston - very pretty along the seawall area - lots of holiday condos. Instead of going back in towards Houston took the car ferry across the bay to get enroute for Blake and Suzy's in Layfayette. Arrived at their house around 2.00p.m. - had an absolute blast staying with them they are a lot of fun and had prepared this amazing Cajun dinner with Suzy using her new Green Egg smoking BBQ for the salmon, mushrooms and meats - had the most wonderful venison and deer sausages as well as pulled pork and pulled brisket - stunning! absolutely delicious! Their gorgeous neighbors also joined us for dinner Dee and Jim, Melissa and Ian - had lots of laughs and stories and also a few bottles of fantastic Aussie Reds which Blake had collected! Lafayette certainly turned on sensational weather for us lovely and sunny with crispness to the air.
Stayed overnight with Suzy and Blake and had leisurely coffees and talks then started to head down Pascagoula around 11.30a.m. Great suggestion by Blake to take the
coast road once we got over the border into Mississippi - which we thought was absolutely so picturesque - white sandy beaches for as long as the eye could see along the Gulf of Mexico where Hurricane Katrina had wiped out properties along that coast but there are some magnificent rebuilds, casinos and hotels along the way through Gulfport, Biloxi and then onto Pascagoula where we had booked a lovely old B&B called The Grand Magnolia Suites and Ballroom - we are in the Old New Orleans Room - so nice and cosy! Very sleepy little place Pascagoula.