June 24, 2022 Persimmon Hill CG, MS to Amite City, LA

Goodbye Lake Enid! We really enjoyed our stay! We got ourselves going and pulled out shortly after 10:00. We had 253 miles to go today. I-55 took us down the length of the entire state of Mississippi through the capital city of Jackson. Traffic was light all along this highway on a sunny, cloudless day.

The drive was uneventful with one stop for fuel south of Jackson. It took about 20 minutes and we were on our way. Bob did his research and found diesel fuel for $5.35/gal and we got 9.6 mpg on the last tank of diesel. Not bad! The highway continued to be lined by dense woods on both sides for most of our drive today with very few exits.

Small towns were scattered in the countryside, but there was very little development along this interstate highway. This monument at the entrance to the Colony Park area in Ridgeland, MS was built to resemble the Washington Monument and doubles as a cell phone tower, believe it or not.

We crossed the Louisiana border at 2:45.

We arrived at our campground at 3:00, Natalbany Creek Campground and RV Park, for just one night. The temp was 98 with a feels like temp of 105. It was HOT!

We checked in at the office and proceeded to our drive-through site #132. It’s just an overnight stay, so we stayed connected to the Jeep. They only have 2 drive-through sites and we got one of them.

It is a beautiful campground situated on an 8.7 acre, catch-and-release lake. Look, there were even some palm trees. Must be getting close to home.

It sits behind two casinos that it used to be a part of at one time, but not anymore.

The campground is set off of the main highway on well-kept grounds.

We got set up, turned on the AC, and relaxed with a cocktail before dinner. After dinner, Auggie and I took our walk to have a look at the pool once it cooled off a bit.

The sun was setting as we walked along the lake.

Tomorrow we’ll be back in Florida and we’ll be spending the next two nights in Pensacola, We stayed in this campground on our way out of Florida when we left in April. It will be good to see the ocean again!

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