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Jun 19, 2016 - Reflection

Well, now that I am home on the coast for the remainder of the summer, I figured now would be a good time to sit down and reflect on my study abroad experience in Canada. We got back to the US and Mississippi on Thursday; I took Friday and Saturday really easy. So here I am on Sunday gathering my thoughts before I'm thrust back into my summer schedule (50+ hour work week that starts tomorrow!). Canada was so incredibly fulfilling for me; it was absolutely what I needed to bridge the gap to my senior year. Honestly, I found myself doubting...

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Apr 25, 2016 - Jeff Davis home

We visit the last home of Jefferson Davis in Biloxi. Quite a story: This was the home that he lived out his final days. He inherited it from a widow and spent his time writing his memoirs. The Library and Museum seemed to me to gloss JD as a patriot, true to the US Constitution and firm supporter of states rights... even to allow the enslavement of human beings. Little was documented supporting slavery. The second part of the story really was Hurricane Katrina. It near demolished the house, and it took 4 years to restore it... actually work...

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Apr 25, 2016 - Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Biloxi Our 130 mile transit from Perdido Key to Biloxi was only a two-hour trip, but it took us through 3 states (Florida, Alabama and Mississippi) and under water! Interstate 10 tunnels under the Mobile River as you enter that City. We are used to driving over large bridges, but taking our rig underwater was a new experience for us. Arriving in Biloxi, we pulled into Majestic Oaks RV Resort, a small, tidy park whose location is perfect for exploring the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Biloxi overlooks the waters of Mississippi Sound and...

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Apr 20, 2016 - Moving on to Mississippi

We pulled out of Betty's RV Park in Abbeville at 8:00 this morning. We were trying to beat the rain & we did - except it was misting a little as we left. But we did miss the heavy rain they had this afternoon. We had mostly sunny skies most of the day - great traveling weather. We traveled thru bayous & swamps & crossed over rivers all the way across Louisiana. We crossed the Mississippi River at Baton Rouge. Once we got into Mississippi we weren't far from the Gulf of Mexico so we got off the interstate & took Hwy 90 along the coast. It...

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Mar 27, 2016 - Biloxi, MS

We left Beaumont and Texas behind, crossing into Louisiana. We spent one night in a not too nice Jellystone Park campground north of New Orleans. Then we continued on with our trek towards the Gulfshore. We pulled into the Cajun RV Park, right on the beach in Biloxi, MS. We didn't take any pictures because most of our time in this beachfront town was in pouring rain. Biloxi was destroyed in Hurricane Camille in 1969. Gambling casinos brought the city back from the brink and the city was rebuilt. Things went well until Hurricane Katrina when...

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Oct 17, 2015 - Back in Biloxi

After a short stretch on US 31in Alabama, we made our way back on to the Eisenhower Interstate Highway System and traveled I65 and I10 to the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. We stopped for the night in Biloxi at Parker's Landing RV Park. We pulled into site 77 right next to the Biloxi River. I passed through Biloxi in 2011 Triangle Tour and stopped for lunch at the Blowfly Inn, a DDD. Since we had to go to Rite Aid for a prescription renewal, we went to the Blow Fly for dinner. It was pretty good - fired green tomatoes (sorry Cindy the green...

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Apr 16, 2015 - Biloxi, Mississippi Gulf Coast, Buccaneer State Park

We made only one quick overnight stop in Mississippi - at Buccaneer State Park, near Biloxi, in the gulf coast area where pirate Jean Lafitte made his presence well known. I was surprised to see major casinos in Biloxi - and they were NOT indian casinos, either! Biloxi is a nice touristy area, with at least ten major casinos, including the "Hard Rock," where we ate a delicious buffet. The hostess comped one of our dinners, so we ate an all you can eat dinner for a grand total of $22. Cool. The campsite was ON THE BEACH, with the only...

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Geritol Journals

Mar 21, 2015 - Confederate States of America

Biloxi, MS The American Civil War was fought from 1861 to 1865. Here in the South it is referred to as the War Between the States or sometimes The Northern Agression. Among the 34 states as of January 1861, 7 Southern slave states individually declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America. They grew to include 11 states. Jefferson F. Davis, a West Point graduate (23rd of 33 so not much of a scholar) became the 1st and only president of the Confederacy. The war was about 2 issues – slavery and...

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Mar 20, 2015 - Biloxi Beach here we come

Biloxi, MS We headed south again today. Our first stop was probably the highlight of the day – the world’s largest watermelon. It was definitely a must stop for cultured persons like ourselves. Farther down the road we decided to make a quick stop in Hattiesburg, MS. They have a small children’s center there with a few zoo animals and lots of interactive things for kids to climb on and play with. It was a nice break. The land has changed from flat farmland to wooded gently rolling hills and the temperature is climbing. We fear we are going...

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Feb 26, 2015 - Biloxi, Mississippi

Next stop Biloxi Mississippi. The first thing you see driving in on the coast road is miles of pure white sand. The main industry is casinos and there is a lot of them. Mississippi passed a law that casinos were allowed on the ocean front, and they are everywhere. Putting that aside we did find some interesting things to do. First stop, the Biloxi Lighthouse and visitors center. The Biloxi Lighthouse was erected in 1848 and was one of the first cast-iron lighthouses in the South. It is the city’s signature landmark and has become a...

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Linda's Adventures

Sep 21, 2014 - Biloxi, MS

We drove through Mississippi all the way to the coast with a brief stop at an undesirable campground near Jackson. This has not happened very often (a campground that is highly rated but sub-par), but we decided we would be happier to keep moving. Happily, the campground in Biloxi is very nice and comfortable. We did indeed visit a clinic about the foot. As we expected, we will never know what bit him. The doctor gave him 2 antibiotics for infection, and by this writing, his foot is much improved. Steph went to the Davis Bayou section of...

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Sep 19, 2014 - Keesler AFB

After the stop in Mobile I continued on to Keesler. I'm spending the remainder of the day and all day Saturday and Sunday morning. Sunday afternoon I will be driving to New Orleans and meet up with the folks I was with in New Hampshire. The RV park is two blocks from the French Quarter and across the street from the Superdome. Sunday the Saints are hosting the Vikings. So my plans are to arrive after the game starts in order to avoid the traffic.

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Summer Trip 2014

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