Even though its entrance signs are somewhat obscure, this huge development is impossible to overlook. The place looked like you'd expect for a beach resort in January. Although the high-rise condos seemed deserted today, The Wharf's website indicates that they've sold quickly, and the place is bustling during warmer months. After witnessing how the Gaming Commission affected Mississippi's tourism, I naturally imagined that casinos would've attracted money-spending tourists year round.
Like much of the resort, we had the restaurant to ourselves. Johnny Rockets is a retro diner located beside the resort's huge ferris wheel. True to their 1950's theme, each booth had its own tabletop jukebox that required only a nickel to play a selected song. Would you believe that neither of us had a nickel? But no matter, since Fifties songs played the whole time we were there. Wendell and I both arrived hungry and finished every bite of the delicious Patty Melts with fries.
Check out the rest of today's sightseeing photos:
The Wharf on flickr
An eye-catching billboard along the way promoted Gulf Coast vacations: Florida is full. Check us out! Although I was unable to find anything more about that advertisement, I did discover recent news about another controversial billboard in the area:The Perpetual Vacationers: Redneck skyscrapers
3 Letter Word on Billboard Draws Attention
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