This post is a bit late as we were learning how to use our Christmas presents – new Apple computers (which are a bit different than a Windows computer).
We had a great time in Greenville but the weather was not kind. It rained all but one day while we were there. We were camping in a conveniently located, but not very nice campground and were in a mud hole (we actually had to get a tow truck to get our rental car out of the mud one day). The weather forecast of another 3 – 4 inches of rain and waking up to a camper full of ants (their homes were flooded from all the rain) provided the hints that maybe it was time to start home.
We decided to eat our way across America on the drive back. We stopped at Rosetti’s (first two pictures) in Biloxi, Mississippi for a crab Po’boy which was very good. You can tell from the first picture that this is not a place that you would go if you had not read about it in a magazine.
After a good lunch, we stopped by Beauvoir – the last house that Jefferson Davis lived in and the location of the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library. The library preserves the official papers, records, artifacts and other historical materials of Jefferson Davis.
The library and many of the buildings at the location were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, but the house where he lived (last picture) survived (it has survived 18 hurricanes). It was a very interesting visit and we learned a lot about Confederate history, including the fact that what everyone calls the Confederate Flag was actually the Navy Jack flag and not the official flag of the Confederate United States.
The next day we stopped in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for one of our favorites – grilled oysters from Parrain’s (3rd picture). They are absolutely to die for. We definitely recommend them if you are ever in the area.
Our last food stop was for Texas barbeque. We have a list of the 17 Texas BBQ places you have to try before you die so we decided to get started. We stopped at Black’s BBQ in Lockhart, Texas. Excellent ribs and beef brisket. We had to get it to go because we got there later than we expected and still had to drive a while to get to a campground. Very yummy.