The next day we drove over to the parade in Pass Christian. There had been a B&B near here before Katrina,Harbor Oaks Inn http://www.bbonline.com/ms/harbouroaks/, but it was severely damaged, and the host was killed in the flood waters. His wife and daughter survived, but have opted not to try to reopen the B&B. Their web site is a sad read.
The town was a famous resort prior to the American Civil War and the site where the first yacht club of the South (and second in the US) was established in 1849. The town was a favorite location for the beach and summer homes of the wealthy of New Orleans. The row of historic mansions along the town's shoreline, especially Scenic Drive, was one of the country's notable historic districts.
On August 29, 2005, Pass Christian was almost completely destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Of the approximately 8,000 homes in Pass Christian, all but 500 were damaged or destroyed. In spite of the fact that the beachfront Scenic Drive follows the crest of a small bluff, affording it some elevation, most of the historic mansions along the road were severely damaged, and many also were destroyed.