For our 6th wedding anniversary, my husband told me to pick a place to get away for the weekend and we would go. We knew we wanted to escape the regular hustle and bustle of most tourist places. We definitely wanted more seclusion and time just to enjoy each other even though we only had the weekend. I didn't want the whole hotel/motel experience. I wanted something different. We began stalking Bed & Breakfast spots. We settled on a little place in Long Beach, Mississippi. The little place was called Long Beach Getaway Coastal Retreat. It is a small, 9 bedroom bed and breakfast that is nestled back off the main road with still a great view of the Gulf of Mexico from the beautiful veranda. Still within in walking distance of some very nice restaurants. I can tell you The Long Beach Getaway Coastal Retreat was the most serene place I have ever been. Just above the dining area was a lovely library with a full view of the Gulf.
|Our room, bedroom view|
|Our room, living room view|
That night, Dinu prepared the most amazing meal for us. We had the dining room all to ourselves and he not only cooked for us, he served us as well. He called it a Colonial dinner. It was served the way it would have been in India to the royals. There was a beautiful bouquet of various white and pale yellow flowers on the table for us. Our meal began with Champagne. Our appetizer consisted of a half of sweet pepper with marinated local Blue Crab and a half of a Key Lime. Next, he served us Saffron rice with huge fresh Gulf Shrimp, a baked tomato stuffed with sweet potato and eggplant and various spices. Our main course was locally caught Spotted Trout in a Coconut Cremé sauce over Saffron rice and a blend of English Cucumber, tomato and onion. For our dessert, Dinu prepared a lovely ice cream dessert consisting of an orange slice, local produced vanilla ice cream, strawberry syrup and a few drops of rum.
|Dinu in his element.|
|Me and Dinu|
|David and Dinu|
There is plenty to do and see while in the Long Beach, MS area. Visit Beauvoir, the Jefferson Davis Home. Take an hour drive west on I-10 to visit the Infinity Science Center. Just north on Hwy 49 is the Gulfport Premium Outlet Mall. It is a fairly large mall and loads of great shops. If you are in to the casinos, Gulfport and Biloxi are home to several.