I took a day trip to the Gulf Coast today to soothe my soul a little bit. The last time I was on Hwy 90 was in June of 2006. A lot of it still looks the same, major development such as Casinos and some Hotels seem to be popping up but there are still a lot of vacant lots over there. The Highway is being repaved and the beaches are being worked on.
The Mississippi Gulf Coast has never had the prettiest beaches but they have looked better than they do now.
There are still quite a few reminders of Katrina around, the Oak trees are still struggling to recover.
A little further down the road I stopped and hiked the few miles of trails called the David Bayou Trail which is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore.
The Visitor Center is currently in a temporary building the new Visitor Center is still being built. Since it has been two years since I have been here I thought I would see more progress along the beach front. I shouldn’t be surprised, it looks like parts of New Orleans, and those of us who live here know how slow the progress is going in certain areas of town.