Sunday, March 24 – We have been in the State of Texas since November 5 (all except a brief flight back to Ohio for the Christmas Holiday). Guess that's why we call Texas our “official State of residency.” We hoisted the anchor early this morning heading East. We are staying one night at the Coushatta Casino campground and will then spend three nights at the Silver Slipper Casino RV Park in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. We have been to both campground casinos in the past. Coushatta makes a great over-night stop. Silver Slipper is a wonderful place to enjoy the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
We decided to take TX-12 and LA-190 instead of driving Interstate 10. TX-12 did not disappoint us. Texas sure has some nice highways as an alternative to the interstates. Now Louisiana 190 was a different matter. It was mighty bumpy! Paul had to switch on his emergency flashers and travel at about 25 MPH to keep from shaking everything apart. My gosh! Why does Louisiana have such terrible roads? We won't take that route again.
Regardless, we made it to Coushatta Casino Campground in Kinder, LA, in one piece. This is a very nice campground with full-hookup 50 amp sites. Each site has a concrete pad and patio with a picnic table and nice trees and grassy areas between the sites. The streets are paved. They have a shuttle that picked us up and deliver us to the casino and back home. Nice that we didn't have to unhook.
Monday, March 25 – Brrrrr ....it got dang cold last night. We woke to temperatures hovering around freezing. We are still in the South, aren't we? Looks like things are going to be a little chilly all week with highs in the 60's and lows in the 40's.
We are moving further East this morning to Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. We are staying at the Silver Slipper Casino Campground, which is right on the Gulf of Mexico. We really like this campground for its close proximity to the beach. You are only about 100 feet from the beach with its “sugar-like” white sand.
All the sites are concrete with patios and concrete streets. There is some grass between the sites, but it is sandy, beach type grass The sites aren't huge but they are nicely spaced at angles, so you really aren't right next to your neighbor. We like it here.
With the cool weather, the beach is deserted. Actually, we've been here three times and have never found the beach with more than a dozen sun worshipers. It's like your own semi-private beach.
The one negative this time at this campground is the insect hatch. We are on the edge of a wetlands and a small flying insect is present in the millions. They are especially present in the evening. They look like a mosquito but they don't bite. They love landing on the our white 5th wheel .....jeesh! Thank goodness they don't bite...LOL
The moon sure has been giving us some gorgeous skies. It rises right over the Gulf. Stunning!
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y'all back real soon. Have a great day!