Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Wine, Football, and Giggles
The Friday after Thanksgiving in Biloxi was cold and rainy...quite a change from the day before. But we were not to be deterred from exploring. Dad wanted to see if we could find the Old Spanish Fort. We also thought about doing some shopping in Ocean Springs, but with the weather being so uncooperative, we opted for lunch at Aunt Jenny's in Ocean Springs, where we had catfish and shrimp - yumm! After lunch, we drove to Pascagoula, MS to find the Old Spanish Fort. It was located in a residential area, so we drove around the small streets and found the Fort, but it was closed. We walked around, hoping to find another entrance, but the fence was surrounding the fort and there were no small openings we could sneak through. So we opted to drive around the neighborhood, looking at the very interesting homes. Later, we decided we would head back to the hotel and nap for a bit. Friday evening, Mom and Dad came back over to our hotel and we shared a bottle of wine and watched some football before Jim called to let us know he was at the tournament registration and asked if we wanted to come have a drink with him. Well, why not!?! So the three of us ventured down to the casino and up to the conference rooms to meet Jim. I guess the wine we had was catching up with us, because Dad was getting a little frisky with Mom and from this point on, it was a pretty funny evening. Mom had a close encounter with a woman who had too much to drink and nearly walked into us, causing us to giggle some. Dad tried to impress some man on how we was going to pick up a couple of women (me and Mom), but the man was unimpressed. More giggles. We shared a drink with Jim and then we decided we should probably eat something, so the 4 of us went to one of the restaurants in the casino and ate some really yummy chicken nachos and watched some college football for a bit and were well-behaved at this point. Afterwards, Mom and Dad decided to head on back to their hotel, so I went with them to our room to get Mom's purse. I do not recall what got us giggling on the elevator, but the three of us got to laughing so hard, we were nearly in tears. As we got off the elevator, still laughing, I noticed a security guard on our floor. I said in a VERY loud whisper, "Oh, there's SECURITY! We'd better behave" and we began laughing again. The really funny part was when the security guard started laughing! They really try to keep a straight face, so we must have been pretty darned funny to make him laugh. Well, we somewhat recoverd and found the room (Thanks, Dad!), got Mom's purse, and then headed to the garage. I will finish this part of the blog tomorrow as I am running out of time and want to make sure I get this next part correct.