Saturday, November 5, 2011

We left Louisiana on Wednesday.  We stopped at a the Okatoma Resort in Hattiesburg, MS.  We put the address in the GPS and ended up on a road where we were supposed to make a right turn on a gravel road that wasn't big enough for the truck much less the truck and the 5th wheel.  I called the campground and he said you can't put the address in the GPS.  He gave me directions to get there and we were successful.  This was a Passport  America Campground so we stayed the night for $12.00.  He wanted us to stay longer.  Lee and I were talking that night and he was talking about a Navy Seabees base in Gulfport, MS.  He was in the Seabees when he was in the Navy.  He was supposed to go to the Gulfport Base but missed out on the opportunity.  We were only about one and a half hours from the base so we decided we would go there before leaving MS.  We stayed at the Southern Oaks Mobile Home and RV Community.  It was a great location run by a retired Seabee Chief.  The majority of the sites are long term rentals but it was very clean and the people were very friendly.

We went to the Heritage Center on the base on Friday.  It was very interesting and Lee had a great time.  He got to see some of the base.

We left there to find a place for lunch.  We decided on Tony's Brick Oven Pizza.  We had the lunch special which was salad and two pieces of pepperoni pizza.  It was great.  Then we took a ride along Beach Road.

We drove to Biloxi and saw the lighthouse.

We headed back to the 5th wheel for a quite night.  We got up this morning went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast and then started out to Thomasville, GA to see Aunt Gloria.  This is Lee's Aunt who he hasn't seen in a very long time.  We stopped at the Florida Welcome Center we saw this awesome truck that was the  tow vehicle for a 5th wheel.  How would you like this for you tow vehicle?

The Welcome Center  had a replica of a Blue Angels Jet and we were able to get a picture of it and the Florida Welcome Sign.

We are in a campground in Marianna, FL.  We wont say much about it.  It was way more than $12.00 and not worth $2.00 but it is only for one night and we will be on the road again tomorrow.  The positive is that we are together in our own bed tonight.  All is good.


  1. Enjoying reading about your travels but miss you a lot. Let's talk soon!

  2. Ok you are almost to the East Coast and heading our way!! Be sure to holler when you get near us so we can get together:o))

  3. Wow! I love that customized old truck. Someone had a lot of time and money on hand to do that.

  4. Martha, that stretch of beach to Biloxi almost put Judy in the hospital. Back in the early '70s we live in New Orleans and would run to the beach on occasion with friends. One time, after only an hour, Judy was burned so bad, she missed work for a few days. After that incident, she started acclimating her skin to withstand longer exposure to direct sun and eventually could spend almost all day without burning. It was a serious lesson learned at a price! Miss you guys, hope we can have another "meetup" soon.

  5. We were in that area last winter and really liked it. Too bad you're leaving. There is an awesome COE park right across Pensacola Bay that I think you would like. It's on a point so you have water on 3 sides of you...Fort Pickens.