Our month in New Orleans had come to an end and it was time to hit the road. After a month in the city we were looking forward to some time on the road and in nature. Leg two of our adventure will take us through Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma and then on to Kansas to meet up with our friends. Want to see where we are going? Check out leg two of our route.
Our first stop was Biloxi, Mississippi. We stopped at the Biloxi Visitor Center where we learned how high the water rose during Hurricane Camille in 1969 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. In one of the pictures below you can see the high water mark for Hurricane Camille of 19.5 feet above mean sea level and 22 feet for Hurricane Katrina. We also saw the Biloxi Lighthouse, which “has withstood many storms over the years.” We then walked along the beach to the Beau Rivage Casino. This casino is a MGM property and inside it looks just like a Las Vegas casino. You would never guess that you are in Mississippi and not in Las Vegas.
After a few hours in Biloxi we headed to Chickasabogue Park. Passport America is another membership we joined as it gives you 50% off some RV parks and campgrounds. With our discount we got full hookups including 50 amp in a great campground for $28.08 for three nights! WOW! This is the best deal we have found so far! We loved all the trees, the large campsites, the hiking trails and the river. Their monthly rate is just under $250!! This campground is definitely on our list when we head back to the South.
Our next two stops were staying with hosts from Boondockers Welcome. Boondockers Welcome is another membership we belong to that includes free overnight parking on private property. The first place we stayed at was called Duck Pond. This location was fantastic. Lots of trees that provided shade and a direct view of the pond which is alive with bugs, lizards, birds, ducks, geese, etc. We enjoyed setting up our chairs and watching the birds fly around while snatching insects out of the air as well as the ducks and geese cruising around the pond.
Our second stop was this great backyard along a river. The wide open yard meant we didn’t have to unhook our tow car, which is a bonus :) We enjoyed sitting down by the river and taking a few fun photos in their yard. We had great conversations with both our hosts. I love meeting people and instantly having so much to talk about. We have really enjoyed hanging out with our Boondockers Welcome hosts, swapping stories and their Southern hospitality.