April 21, 2022 Bay St. Louis, MS to Baton Rouge, LA

We woke up before the alarm went off. We set the alarm because Bob had a Co-op board meeting to attend by phone. We went through our morning routine and got as much of the bus ready for departure as we could. Bob phoned into the meeting at 8:30 our time. Mark, the Vice President, would preside over the meeting in Bob’s absence. While Bob attended the meeting by phone, I did a little cleaning around the RV and got things ready to leave as soon as the meeting was over. It was a long meeting, lasting until almost 11:30. our time (3 hours). We ended the call because checkout time from the campground was approaching. We finished unplugging the bus from electricity and concluded out departure routine, leaving the campground at 12:00. Heading out of town, I followed Bob in the Jeep and we stopped at the gas station that we had scoped out yesterday. Bob filled up the tank with diesel at $4.87/gal. which was the cheapest in the area. We hooked up the Jeep to the bus in the gas station and we were on our way at 12:30. We had 103 miles to go today so the drive would be a short, one and a half hours long. We hopped back on I-10 for about 5 miles before we crossed over the Pearl River into Louisiana.

We encountered some congestion due to construction after getting onto I-12 which took us north over Lake Pontchartrain. Our campground, Baton Rouge KOA, was about 15 miles east of Baton Rouge.

We arrived at 2:30 and were escorted to site #23 with a nice patio for the next 3 nights. Unfortunately, it did not have one blade of grass on it.

Fortunately, there is a fenced pet playground near our site and grass nearby for Auggie. Auggie did his usual initiation routine by rolling on the rug to itch his back, once we unrolled it and put it down on the floor. We were all set up with the AC running by 2:30. We made some phone calls to friends back home and relaxed after the drive. We made dinner and watched some TV after Auggie got his walk. The campground has some nice facilities that we will check out tomorrow. We will spend the next two days exploring Baton Rouge and the waterfront along the Mississippi River. It is nice to be in the same place for a couple of days.

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