5 Dec 2007
I had a heck of a time finding the FamCamp. It is located off-base and I couldn't find it with the directions I had and was thinking maybe it was destroyed by the hurricane too, so I decided to forget about it and move on, but when I stopped for gas at a nearby station, his older gentleman pulled up next to me and asked if I was looking for the FamCamp. He saw me make a yoo-ee and figured I was lost so he followed me to the station to give me directions. He explained that they had recently moved the entrance to a side street and that a lot of RVers miss the turn so he tries to track them down to tell them. What a great old guy. Anyhoo, thanks to him, I'm here.
Today's Milestones: Drove into Alabama, found a cache, then drove on to Mississippi.
6 December - I found two Mississippi caches on a 1.5 mile walk from the FamCamp. Later, I drove around the town to check things out. There is a lot of open waterfront property here since the big storm hit. I took a couple of pictures to give you an idea of what it's like here now. I think this use to be a casino and/or souvenir shop on the gulf front(2
). It is one of few places destroyed but the skeleton still remains. Most have been completely torn down and hauled away. This was a mini-mart across the street from the Sharkhead(2
). I am parked in what used to be the front of the store. There are lots of new casinos opening/reopening and some other businesses like hotels/motels, and restaurants too. Someday, no doubt, this area will again be hustling and bustling.
Today's Milestones: Found my first Mississippi cache.
7 December - Not much goin' on today. Just kidding back.
8 December - Decided to stay one more night here and hit the casinos and do a bit more sightseeing today. I won 30 bucks at the Treasure Bay Casino Resort last night, that almost pays the rent for the four nights I was here. Yippee!
NOTE: The Flappr Map is up and running and you can add/update your info by clicking on the map link. And, if you haven't already added your picture, you can do that now too. Cheers........................................
Mileage, Expenditures, and Other Tidbits thru Day 139
Casino Win/Loss: $72/120
Parking: Keesler AFB FamCamp in Biloxi-$32.00/839.89
Parking Breakdown: Rest Areas(5),State/National Parks(5),Casinos(5),Miscellaneous(9),Relatives(11),Friends(12),RV Parks(12),Base RV Parks(13),Walmarts(30),Resorts(37)
Toll Roads: $0/45.30
RV Gas: $20.02/3,371.84
Toad Gas: $0/345.57
RV LOF/Repair: $0/197.53
Toad Repair: $0/824.04
Bicycle Repair: $0/57.50
Total Trip Expenditures/Per Diem: $6,693.45/6,685.45/48.15