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Day 2: Getting to Biloxi

Posted By Theo Ko, Mar 22, 2011

Today we spent our last few hours in New Orleans. A group of us, pictured, ventured out before everyone else to go to the Gospel Sunday Brunch at the House of Blues. It was an all you can eat buffet with good company and good music from a 5 person gospel band, four of whom where sporting what they call in New Orleans "new born blue" suits. 

As you can see, Bourbon Street in the morning is quite different from Bourbon Street at midnight.

We spent the rest of the afternoon walking around the city, walking along the Riverfront, and exploring the local places to see. Some went and saw a cathedral, others went shopping, and still others ventured into the Harrah's Hotel and Casino, which is housed in its own building.

After retrieving our 20th and final member from the airport, we made our way out to Biloxi. It was a close race, but in the end, Theodore in the Silver Dodge Caravan came in first, with Josh and Jon coming in a far distant second and third, respectively. We pulled into our new accommodations at Camp Wilkes. The Camp was destroyed in 2005 during Hurricane Katrina, but was rebuilt in 2007. The cabin is spacious with bathrooms and showers built in. For those of you who went on our Cleveland trip last year to Camp Cheerful, you may understand the significance of these differences.

Afterwards, we went to load up on supplies, from water to fruits and cereal. We had dinner at such local specialties as Ruby Tuesday's, Wendy's, and Subway. Some ventured into a Super Walmart, while others shopped at Target.

That wraps up our weekend in New Orleans. Tomorrow, we begin our work at the Mississippi Center for Justice.