Saturday, February 26, 2005

Back From Making Memories

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.
Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher (1844 - 1900)
 

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!!!!

17 comments:

my78novata said...

wow sounds like you had an aswesome time. I mean you lost 100 but won 200 so your still 100 to the good. But the time and memories is so nice. yeah It would be nice to not have the job and just pack and run with hubby. Glad your back safe and sound. Lori

barbpinion said...

Awesome photo and the trip sounds wonderful. So glad you had such a wonderful time. *Barb* http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/HEYLETSTALK
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mom23nca said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip.  I have never been able to go on a business trip with my DH, I'm hoping to do that one of these days.  

ryanagi said...

Sounds like a fun time. I'm enjoying this stage of life where I can just throw some stuff into a suitcase, grab my son and go. Once he starts school, we will be limited by the school's vacation schedule. *sigh*

deabvt said...

Wow! It looks & sounds like a great mini-vacation!  Both of you must have had a fantastic time!
V

karensull12 said...

Your mini vacations sounds wonderful and I'm glad you had a good time.

tendernoggle said...

So glad your trip was a good one!  One of these days I hope to get to Biloxi !
Carlene

chatzeekay said...

I wonder whre you went missing I was thinking I lost your alert there for awhile lol Wow sounds great with all you wrote about makes me want ot go there lol alligator meat ewww I will pass

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alphawoman1 said...

Gosh that sounds like fun.  I need a break. Not sure when I will get one.  Am taking a week off from work next week but will be scouting out Indiana for our move.  I would much rather be on a beach or on a cruise! Or in Europe!

aiibrat said...

Sounds like you had a blast in Biloxi!!! I rarely ever gamble (I have a tendency to lose more than win.  sigh).

If you are coming to California, this week, we are expected to get rain (again).  So, bring something rainproof!!! -=)

judithheartsong said...

sounds like fun.... glad to hear your stories! judi

belfastcowboy75 said...

Glad to see you got away for a bit, too.

heyleesilentd said...

Cute pic! I've never been to California, but it would be awesome...I'd like to be able to travel when I'm older.
-Haley

cneinhorn said...

love the photo...glad you had  a nice time in Biloxi :-)  ~JerseyGirl
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republicanjen said...

Sounds like you had alot of fun!  Andouille sausage is awesome stuff.  When I can get my hands on it, I like to put it in gumbo.  I love cajun food!  My sis lives in the New Orleans metroplex, so that makes it easy for me to visit there!  ;)  Biloxi looks beautiful.

judithheartsong said...

I hope all is well:):) judi

deveil said...

this is my dads favorite place, he and his wife love going there.  The Beau Rivage is one of my customers that I sell too, but I never have made it out that way.  Sounds like ya'll had a wonderful time.

Derek