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May 9, 2009 - Hattiesburg, Ms.
Saturday, May 9, After what seemed like a long drive to me, but actually was not, we arrived at Paul B Johnson State Park, via I-20 and Hwy 49. There we found a really nice camp spot right on the lake. Everyone was skiing, or tubing or fishing. Reminded me of the good ole days at Lake Tapps. They had a frisbee golf course there, and all the kids were playing, in the heat no less. The manager of the campground told John about a place down the road with really good food, so we drove over there and the attached pic is John enjoying his dinner....Jump to full entry
Dec 11, 2008 - SNOW in Hattiesburg, MS
We stayed in Hattiesburg, MS the evening of Dec. 11. It was cold and raining when we arrived there. Dogs got to go out in the rain. That is NOT their favorite. When we woke up, it was snowing hard. I had set up the satellite the night before. In just a few minutes after getting up, the signal began to break up which usually means a storm is coming. This time it meant it was snowing so hard and building up on the dish. I woke Pat up and said, "Let's get out of here NOW!" We got things packed away quickly and hit the road. Roads were wet but...Jump to full entry
Jun 21, 2008 - Hattiesburg, Mississippi
We drove through the hardest rain we have encountered yet on our way back to Mississippi for the Hatton family reunion. We were trying to get to our campground early in order to make it to a pre-reunion dinner at Wentzels Oyster House. We were about an hour late! We are camping at Mimosa Landing in Columbia, Mississippi. It is a pretty campground on the Pearl River. My mother was born in a little town near Hattiesburg called Bassfield. She is one of 10 children and an identical twin. Only my mother, her twin, Jane and a brother Boyd are...Jump to full entry
Jan 6, 2008 - We Hit the Road Pulling This Sucker - Finally!
Sunday January 6, 2008, our day of preparing to truly begin the great adventure. We were both excited and, certainly, a bit anxious. After all, Bob has only pulled the fifth wheel for 50 miles from the dealer to our campground in Gadsden. He has no experience backing up or maneuvering in tight spaces. Although we have lived in our new home for nearly two months and gotten comfortable driving our Super Duty diesel truck, we have been within a relatively short distance of Chattanooga, our home for five years, friends and family, and perhaps...Jump to full entry
Oct 13, 2007 - Making miles
We drove across Louisiana and entered Mississippi at Vicksburg and on to Jackson on I-20. In Jackson we left the interstate and drove on to Hattiesburg where we had reservations at Shady Cove RV Park. We managed to get set up and the tv on before the first quarter of the Georgia/Vanderbilt game ended. Once again, the Dawgs managed to almost lose, but pulled through at the last moment. We saw many huge bales of cotton that had been harvested and were sitting ready to be picked up and taken away. Cotton is obviously the money crop in this...Jump to full entry
Apr 1, 2007 - Mississippi and Alabama
After New Orleans we went backwards a bit to follow the Mississippi river up to a place called Natchez.(the oldest settlement on the river) When we got there I was excited to find out that what they call "the Spring Pilgrimage" was on. No it's not a religous thing, it is a week all the big old privately owned planters mansions are open to the public. I visited 4 whilst John just came to 1 and then did some work and drank a few beers in the van. All the houses are attended by the owners and families dressed in period costume, they take you...Jump to full entry
Sep 25, 2006 - Mississippi
We were up early and hit the road at about 8:30 AM. Driving without the side winds today was really nice. We arrived in Laurel, Mississippi and got off the exit to the KOA. There were two signs on the interstate pointing to it, but the only campground we saw was Sleepy Hollow and it was not a KOA. The road was a two lane, narrow one, so when we decided to turn around, there was no place to do it. After about 5 miles, with traffic building behind me, we came to a Dollar General store with a place to turn the rig around. I called the KOA only...Jump to full entry
Apr 26, 2006 - This is just the start.
Wednesday, April 26, 2006 We are on the road. The first important stop of our adventure is in San Antonio, TX. However, we will be making some short stops along the way. If all goes well, we should be in San Antonio on Saturday. Plan to stay there a couple days. Not going on the Interstates because of our speed. Going to try and stay under 60MPH. Seems we get better mileage under 60MPH. With the price of gas we have to conserve. Next there will be pictures.Jump to full entry
Nov 15, 2005 - Alabama and Mississippi
November 15 - We started out in the fog, going along the 2-laned 331 through what definitely looks like the forgotten coast (except it's not coast) of Florida - small and poor houses in varying states of repair. We passed one house right out of "The Waltons", very small, but charming. It is also the land of cotton, just at the point of harvest with some fields already cut and baled. A bale of cotton is the size of a semi trailer. And then we hit the highest point of the State of Florida - 345 feet ! shortly before crossing into 'Alabama the...Jump to full entry