Monday, May 04, 2009

Without Your Love It's A Honky Tonk Parade

We drove to Biloxi to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We didn't have time to celebrate properly on April 22. Pretty April recommended Mary Mahoney's and we went.

The Old French House was built around 1737. It was a beautiful place and we were so happy to visit it. We had a lovely lunch. I had salmon and Dan had steak. I had lime sherbet and Dan had bread pudding. We were both happy.

Mary Mahoney's Old French House was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
The family did an amazing job rebuilding.

If you look closely here you can see the water levels labeled for both Hurricane Camille in 1969 (at the bottom of the photo) and Hurricane Katrina. These things fascinate me. Dan and I moved to Mississippi one year after the Hurricane. I often wonder what it was like before Katrina.

This painting of Mary Mahoney survived and I LOVE it.

April, thank you so much for telling us about Mary Mahoney's.
We loved it just like you said we would.

We had to make wishes before we left.

The courtyard was lush and green. It was designed to look like one in New Orleans.

Wish. Wish. Wish.

We said HELLO to the Patriarch (the 2,000 year old oak tree) before we left.
I think he whispered Happy Anniversary as we walked away.
I'm just saying.


Anonymous said...

Oh girl...I told you those jeans looked good on you. That is the first thing I noticed. I was like 'damn she looks good in those jeans' and then I was like 'oh yeah - I told her to wear those jeans more often'

Parker said...

You are always right. Plus, I lost another 5 pounds. Pat me on the back sister girl. I'm starving.

love you,

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that ya'll got to go to Mary Mahoneys and that you know its a special place ;) I LOVE That picture of the lady too. ~ april

Katherine said...

How fun! I'm fascinated by the same things that you are. Nobody can ever say that you guys didn't make the most of your time in Mississippi.