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RVing in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi

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Day 23 & 24 - On the Road in
Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi

We are spending 3 nights at Bay Hide Away RV Park in Bay Saint Louis. It is one of our favorites and it is quiet, off the main highways, clean and well-kept, with very friendly owners, and all of the amenities. Rated by Woodall's as the best campground in Mississippi. It is a couple of miles from the ocean and the Silver Slipper Casino. Walmart is also just down the road for supplies, and a propane dealer is nearby. Tuesday is "Seniors' Day" at the Silver Slipper and has some nice perks including some free slot money and discounts.  Last time we visited, Niki was the big winner, leaving with $16. This time was Jack's turn and won enough to cover lunch and still walk away $6 richer. The buffet is BOGO on Tuesdays and is never anything short of fabulous. We enjoyed it completely and found not an item we didn't like.

We spent the rest of the day exploring and taking pictures. This area was completely devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. They are just now completing final cleanup, road and infrastructure repair. It is so sad to see the driveways leading to empty lots where beautiful homes once stood facing the Gulf. Stairways leading to concrete foundations with only brush and kudzu growing around it. There are many, many lots with just pilings that were once thought to be high enough to boost the homes that sat on them above any storm surge. Not so.

We found fishing vessels still sitting in odd places, deposited by the storm, and too costly to be moved back to the water. There are only a fraction of the homes rebuilt, and many empty lots are for sale. Many lots are kept trimmed with for sale signs hoping to attract new buyers willing to spin the wheel and take the chance.

We visited some of the side roads to the fishing channels in the area and found the shrimp boats and other fishing ships in operation but with many more empty dock spaces than we imagine there once were.

Day 25 is a Travel Day, heading East for an overnight stop to a new campground, for us, in Robertsdale, Alabama. We plan to reach there early enough, unhitch,  and make a quick 45 minute side-trip to Pensacola where our mail forwarding service is holding our mail.

We hope y'all are having a great day,

Niki, Jack, and K.C.
On the road again

Good Fuel Stops:
Flying J in Gulfport, I-10, Exit 31


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