I’ve been on an extended work trip to southern Mississippi and before I came down I was a little bummed. It is an excellent time of the year for hiking in the Virginia mountains and I am missing it! But a few weekends ago I decided to stop pouting and look around. You know what I found? Mississippi is beautiful in its own right.
This place took a hard hit from Katrina but they have done a great job of rebuilding. Biloxi Beach is a fine place to take an urban stroll. I walked along the beach and over the Biloxi Bay Bridge and back. Then I kept on going until I found myself at a place right on the beach called The Blind Tiger. They have a simple menu but what they do serve is excellent. It was the perfect place to toss back a few and enjoy the ocean breeze. (I apologize for the quality of the pictures. My camera phone has just about had it.)
The very next day I was doing a little research and wouldn’t you know it? I found a hiking trail nearby! It’s called the Tuxachanie Hiking Trail. It’s 12 miles from end to end but I did 5.5 to a lake and then back for an 11 mile total hike. Some of the trail followed an old railway line and there were plenty of scenic views along the way, as well as a few history lessons.
Oh yeah, guess what else they have here? Casinos! I didn’t find a mountain of gold there, but this foothill was a nice workout.