1/4/2022 1 Comment
We made it to the coast! Yay! We did not have a long day of driving, so we easily made our way south through Mississippi to Gulf Islands National Seashore, Davis Bayou campground. But before we get to that, here's our last campsite at Wendy Oaks RV Park, Florence MS. It was a cold night there, the temp was below freezing but not enough to freeze our pipes nor this little lake.
Back to the bayou -- This is actually not an island, like the rest of the area of this park. We are on a bit of land next to the small city of Ocean Springs, not far from Biloxi. It's a quiet, green oasis for us for the next 6 days. We had some time to get our bikes out and ride them a short distance to the Visitor Center before heading back to the trailer before dark. Wouldn't want to run into one of the local gators after dark! The staff at the Visitor Center were very helpful with maps and information, and we watched the video about the park.
Today was a late start for us, just nice to laze around a bit and realize we don't have to drive at all today if we don't want to! We did eventually get something to eat and drive a short distance into Ocean Springs. We parked in the old downtown area and enjoyed window shopping, getting some local coffee, and later a little lunch. We also picked up some groceries and stopped at a Walgreen's to arrange to pick up a prescription tomorrow. It was cool but sunny, and warming up to 50 in the afternoon. I liked the downtown area, some nice shops that I will stop back for when I can go without Bob! It's not that he complains about it, but sometimes I can read the unspoken message from him that he would rather be doing anything else in the world! Maybe you know what I mean!?
The trailer is feeling more homey, now that we can leave some things out since we aren't moving for a few days. Some family pictures, the lawn chairs, bikes, etc. Bob also disconnected a stereo speaker that was on the floor under the dinette. It was an obstacle to getting the recliner positioned optimally. And it didn't really provide a lot of enhancement to the sound for music or TV. Now we just have to find a place to stow it away for 3 months! Space is always a consideration with everything having to do with our trailer. We intentionally did not pick a larger trailer for a number of reasons, which we still stand by, but we also have to live with the fact that 27' x 10' = 270 square feet of living space for 2 adults! Since we might someday want to trade this trailer for something else, we keep all the original stuff.
Our evening entertainment was a few episodes of "Bones", a TV series that we didn't watch before. So we've started at the beginning and watch it when we feel like it. We haven't had good luck with trying to stream video when we are traveling, so we do buy second-hand DVD's to bring with us. When we finish, we can drop it off at a donation center. And we have a tiny bit of space freed up!
1/5/2022 12:17:08 pm
Love following you guys. Soon we will be on the road.
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