- The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
I am back from Biloxi. It was a wonderful mini vacation. Hubby and I stayed at the Beau Rivage and had tons of fun. We ditched our luggage in our hotel room as soon as we arrived and explored the hotel grounds. There are a few upper scale restaurants, gift shops and boutiques, and of course, the casino on the inside and a marina at the side where the rich and famous docked their yachts before checking in the hotel. We hit the casino for a couple of hours and left two hundred dollars richer so we treated ourselves to a nice dinner at the casino's restaurant. Then we went back to our room to get dressed up for the Ezuru show.
Ezuru, another production of the Cirque du Soleil, is a very entertaining circus minus the animals, plus a bevy of performers in flamboyant costumes. I've seen another production a few years back which was in a bigger venue and had more performers in a three ring circus style. Ezuru must be a smaller troupe designed for smaller venue because it was not as spectacular as the one I've seen before. The show was staged in an auditorium more suitable for musical concerts or one dimensional performances. It was equal to a one ring circus show instead of the awesome three ring one. Another difference I noticed was instead of international acts and cast of performers in the Cirque's old shows , Ezuru, have an Asian flair. The casts were dressed in the usual colorful garbs and they were obviously Chinese. I remember thinking that my son would have enjoyed the show because the performers looked like his favorite anime characters from Dragon Ball Z and Inuyasha (Japanese cartoons). It still was worth the money we paid for the tickets but I felt a little let down because I was expecting an encore of the magnificent show I saw long time ago.
The next day, we woke up and were suppose to drive down to New Orleans but plans changed. We ended up having breakfast at a French restaurantwhere I had an omelette with andouille sausage (supposedly made of alligator meat) and riding around Biloxi and hitting yet another casino! Sad to say, we lost a hundred bucks from our previous day winnings at the said casino.
All in all, hubby and I had a grand time in Biloxi, Mississippi!!!
Hubby is packing his bags to hit the road again. He will be heading for California this time. I am beginning to question my wisdom in getting another job because I am ready to pack my bags too and join him in California! Ahh, the day when I can just pack and hit the road will soon come my way. Child number one is in college and child number two will be in college in four years. If I take a lot of mini vacations, I am sure four years will fly by fast!!!!