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Nov 19, 2019 - Ocean Springs / Biloxi

Yes, I know ... this is more than you want to know, but I'm old and can't help myself. Want proof? Call me, and then try to get me off the phone. . 2019 was the year I spent more time in the Biloxi, Mississippi area than at any other time. Most of it was at Gulf Islands National Seashore in Ocean Springs, a National Park that honored my golden age card, costing me just $11 a day. At that price, I'd stay there all winter, and so would everyone else, so the 14 day limitation is enforced. But, talking to the camp host and a ranger on duty,...

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Nov 12, 2019 - New Surge Guard System

. One of the projects I completed during my stay at Gulf Islands National Seashore was to finally install the internal surge guard to protect my electronics. I purchased this system over two years ago, and, like so many projects, I put off the installation until "some day". I thought about it a lot, and following the rules of procrastination, I thought about it about 10 times longer than it would have taken to just actually do the job. . I had this same system in my previous motorhome and loved it. In that situation, the power supply, the...

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Sep 19, 2019 - On the Road to Florida and Hitchhiking

. Packing up and hitting the road always seems to take longer than you plan for, especially when you've been in one spot for several months. The motorhome hasn't moved from the parking spot in front of the family Minnesota lake cabin since last Fall, other than a two day trip taking Hazel to the Mayo Clinic a couple of months ago. Driving the 200 miles down there with Hazel back in the bedroom was the most comfortable way for her to travel, and we spent two nights in the local KOA campground for $50 a night, saving a bundle over the local...

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Mar 27, 2019 - Ocean Springs, MS

After a grueling trek from Biloxi, we've arrived at Davis Bayou Campgrounds in Gulf Seashores National Park. We made the 16 mile trip in about 35 minutes on US-90. We're parked in the small campground amongst the salt marsh here. The "so-see-ums" are hungry and brutal, but otherwise it's a great spot. We'll be here overnight and then on to Mobile.

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Mar 28, 2016 - Ocean Springs, MS

Today we left Biloxi and headed East on US-90. After a grueling 14 mile trip, we pulled into Gulfshore National Seashore. This is National Park Service land beach, stretching fro here, across Alabama and along the Florida Panhandle. We're here to meet up with friends we met 2 1/2 years ago at the Winnebago factory. George and Marge live full time in their RV now. We haven't seen them in those 2 1/2 years, so it was very good to see them again. They, along with Ed and Louise back in California were part of our impromptu "Three O'Clock Club"....

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Mar 23, 2016 - Gulf Islands National Seashore

I've been to Ocean Springs, Missouri several times, my friend Steve Weaver's daughter lives here, and I've flown down a couple of times during tough Minnesota winters to stay with Steve in his 5th wheeler in the Gulf Islands National Seashore RV park here. When we bought our Class A motorhome a few years ago, Hazel and I made the trip together. The old $8 a night National Park senior citizen fee is now a whopping $11 bucks, still an incredible deal, and we arrived on a Sunday for a 3 day visit. On Monday, I called Steve's daughter, and we...

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Apr 30, 2014 - Ocean Springs, MS

April 30, 2014 By the time we finished dinner, played cribbage and watched an episode of The Good Wife (don’t anyone tell us about the current season!), the rain was really coming down. Every one told us just to “sit tight”. Turned on the air and went to bed. What a night! The lightning was like a flickering light bulb all night until early morning. No wind or thunder, though Very happy to wake up to no rain and even blue sky. Packed up camp and headed to the Visitor Center. The Rangers cautioned us not to go to Pensacola because Hwy 10 was...

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Apr 29, 2014 - Ocean Springs, MS

April 29, 2014 Unfortunately the New Orleans Art museum is not open on Tuesdays so we are off on the Gulf Coast. Our first stop in MS (BTW, I keep typing MI by mistake as Josh used to live in Michigan) was the John C. Stennis Science Center which is the largest NASA rocket testing facility in the country. Some folks say that the road to space goes through Mississippi! The visit included a museum and bus tour of the overall site. Although the land was originally swamp land, the government picked the site because it was located between the...

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Apr 7, 2014 - Second Stop

Day two on the road - the road is pretty rough, but at least the sun is shining today. We stopped at the Camping World in Hammond, LA. It is the prettiest camping world I have ever been to! There were fountains, palm trees and a HUGE store with RV sales. We shopped for a while and let the dogs out to play and run around a little bit. We found a good sams park in Ocean Springs, LA. It was a former KOA. The park is very run down. We talked to the manager as we pulled in and he said that the highway was expanding and taking away half their...

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Apr 7, 2014 - Gulf Coast of Mississippi

We left New Orleans and opted to take Highway 90 east which parallels the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We passed through the cities of Waveland, Bay Saint Louis, Pass Christian, Biloxi, and Ocean Springs. Tomorrow we will pass through Pascagoula before entering Alabama. We stayed for four nights in Waveland at Buccaneer State Park and a couple of nights at the Elks Lodge in Ocean Springs. This area of the Gulf Coast was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. When you speak to locals in any of these towns they all make the same reference whether giving...

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Feb 18, 2013 - 20 mph!

I started the day with the best biscuit, egg, and sausage I have ever had. John had a delicious crabcake biscuit... From a gas station on Dauphin Island. We would not have stopped here if it had not been Sunday morning with nothing else open, but thank Goodness it was. We crossed the causeway easily, as the wind was a strong tailwind and it pushed us along very nicely. We saw four oystercatchers (pretty easy job to catch an oyster that doesn't travel or move, but not so easy for a bird to open them). Lots of egrets, herons, pelicans and...

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Apr 5, 2012 - How green are my leftovers?

A couple of days ago, I decided it was time to clean out the refrigerator and defrost the freezer. The 'frig was so packed, I knew cooling could be a problem, and you know it is time when you squeeze a storage container of leftover baked beans in, and a container of peas pops out and hits the floor. It is amazing how time flies when you save leftovers, most of what I pulled out and examined was more than a week old, a couple were several weeks old, getting lost in the back, and I wound up with a sink full of empty containers to wash and...

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