So, my guy and I are driving along the Beach Boulevard in Biloxi. He is stunned and at a loss at the devastation that is so clearly evident still, over two years after Katrina. Since I have never been here before, I don't have a full appreciation; but I can see the wreckage, the vacant lots, the empty ruins, the efforts to rebuild. Of course, there are the casinos and the waffle houses, but there are more missing than present.
In the middle of the road, there is a puny lil lighthouse. I do a double-take and snortle a bit (a snortle is a snorted chuckle), saying incredulously, "that? is that the famed Biloxi Lighthouse?! THAT is what now graces our mandatory Mississippi license plates for the next five years?!?! THAT?!?"
"yes, yes, yes," he assures me repeatedly.
"are you shitting me? the damn street lights are just as tall and way wider than that celebrated Lighthouse! I mean, that has to be a scaled down model of the real thing," I say as I wave out toward the water.
But nope. And here is the proof. check it!
(**edit: the biloxi lighthouse is literally less than 50 ft tall! when i said
the street lights are larger, i really meant it. that's why i thought
it was a scaled down model of the real thing. but, nope!)