August 17, 2020 Port Allen, LA to Biloxi, MS

Since leaving Pueblo, we have traveled 1,213 miles through Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana in 5 days. Today was a short drive on 150 miles to Biloxi where we are staying for 3 days. The last 2 days is the most time we’ve spent in Louisiana other than a few days in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. It was nice to see some of the rest of the state. We left around 10:00 under sunny skies and a temp of 84. Right off the bat, we came upon the bridge over the Mississippi River.

Traffic was heavy going over the bridge, but Bob was happy to take the middle lane.

The river was busy with cargo ships and barges moving down the river.

We took Highway 12 which travels near the northern shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Then we crossed the Pearl River which brought us into Mississippi.

We stopped at the Mississippi Welcome Center/Rest Area to check our tires.

Our tire minder system was sending an error message that we had to check out. It turned out to be just a lost connection, but no problem with the tires. At the same exit was the NASA Infinity Science Center where this huge rocket sat out front.

We got back on the highway and came upon an accident that just happened. That was the first accident we’ve seen on this whole trip. It hadn’t caused any traffic delays yet.

The next bridge we encountered was taking us over the Tchoutacabouffa River. Yikes! That’s quite a name!

We took I-110 to Highway 90, Beach Blvd., that ran along the shoreline. The first thing we noticed were the palm trees. We haven’t seen those in awhile and the white sand beach.

Beach Blvd. is where all the tourist attractions can be found as well are some very stately old southern homes. We drove right by the Old Lighthouse which sat right alongside the road. We’ll take a closer look at that tomorrow.

It wasn’t long before we found the Gulf Beach RV Resort where we would be staying.

We checked in and took site #44, the site we chose when we reserved a spot online months ago.

We chose it because it was on the end of a row with lots of green space for Auggie.

The campground was not very full when we arrived, although a few more campers arrived throughout the afternoon. It is situated across the road from Biloxi Beach. It has a lovely pool that sits right along the roadside with a great view of the beach. I’m sure I’ll be checking it out while we are here. Bob went to the store for some groceries while I did the wash, gave Auggie a much-needed bath, and gave my bangs a trim. It was a good day to chill and get all the chores done, so that the rest of the time we are here, we can do some sightseeing and relax. We had dinner and took our walk to check out the campground. There was a disc jockey playing tunes up near the pool in the patio area. We’ll have to check it out more tomorrow. We walked down to the edge of the property, near the road so we could take a look at the beach. The sky was beginning to darken with the sunset, but the clouds turned a pink and purple hue.

We are looking forward to sitting in one place for a few days.

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