Managed to squeak out of our regional airport ahead of Sandy. Flight was delayed 3 hours then they shut the airport down for 36 hours.
Coming home flight was delayed due to dense fog for 3 hours but made it home only 2 hours late. Bags arrived the next day, no big deal.
Taxis and car rental:
Being our first trip to Biloxi we elected to take taxis to and from the airport---mistake. Fare each was was about $55 including tip.
We rented a car from Enterprise at the Beau for two days for $114 total. Should have just rented at the airport for the 5 days---live and learn.
Reserved an ocean view several weeks prior to the trip. Money well spent for the view. We had room 25007 facing southwest with a great view of the beach all the way to Gulfport and also the Gulf. The view was so awesome that we made a point each night to be in the room a few minutes before sundown to watch the beautiful sunset over the Gulf and watch the shrimpboat fleet heading out to sea for the nights catch.
Rooms were outstanding as was housekeeping. Bath had both a large soaking tub and a glass enclosed shower. Had a king bed, probably the most comfortable bed we've ever had anywhere.
Can't say enough about the Beau and look forward to returning sometime in the future.
First night just had a quick bite at the Beau coffee shop as were got in late and were itching to hit the casino before we fell asleep.
Next night ate at McIllroys next to the Hard Rock. Good seafood at a reasonable price, can recommend this place.
Next night was the famous Mary Mahoneys, about a 5 minute walk from the Beau. This was an experience in dining. menu, food and service was perfect, but not cheap. Bill with two cocktails and two wines was $150 and worth every penney.
Took a night off from seafood and had a perfect filet next door at Ruth Criss Steakhouse in the Hardrock. One of the best steaks ever, highly recommend it for beef.
Last night we tried the Old Oyster House about a 10 minute walk.
Oysters were great as was the leamonfish special, another recommendation..
Gambling and comps:
I have a limit of $400 per day and the wife only $200 (her choice, not mine.) She plays only quarter and penney slots and I play mainly Let IT Ride and a few slots to keep her company on occasion. She ended up down $200 for the 5 nights of play, pretty darned good in my book. I lost $700 overall, $200 on slots(gotta give up that nasty habit) and the remainder on LIR.. For you LIR fans, the Beau has only one $10 table but it remained at $10 even on a busy friday night. No $5 tables of any sort here.
When I finished gambling around midnight friday night I sought out a host and after looking up our low leveel of play he comped us about $360 off our bill. We were more than pleased with that.
WE both fell in love with the Biloxi area, typical southern hospility everywhere we went, not a lot of commercialism like Vegas, AC etc.
Gulf beaches were clean and beautiful. Hotel and food was better tha we could hope for. Can't wait to go back one day.
Any questions--feel free---