Thursday, October 27, 2011


Wednesday, October 26 – After a nice three hour drive, we arrived in Bay St. Louis, MS. We are staying at the Silver Slipper Casino Campground. They now call it Beachfront RV Park. We've stayed here in the past. It is located right across the street from the beach. We are approximately 150 feet from the water.



Looking at the rest of the park. Not too many here yet but Earl, Security Guard, told us they are filling up for the weekend.

Our trip through downtown Mobile was uneventful. Paul was a little nervous remembering the tunnel under Mobile Bay that we had to travel. Guess he's getting more confident driving the MH in traffic and through tunnels. He commented that it was easy.



We did have a minor scare. Our GPS directed us down a road toward our final destination when suddenly Paul went crazy. There was a railroad crossing directly in front of us that was impassable.


We would have definitely dragged bottom and probably gotten stuck. Look what happened to others who tried.


We should have known trouble was ahead when we saw this sign.

We stopped and unhooked our car. We backed into a nearby fire station to turn around. A neighbor lady came out and said that crossing has been the scene of many mishaps. Trucks get grounded there frequently, she informed us. They have to block the road, stop trains, and tow the trucks off the tracks.  YIKES!!!

So after turning around, we backtracked to the main road and found the correct route to the campground. Be aware of those GPS directions and be prepared!

After setting up at the campground, we walked across the street to the beach and enjoyed the sun for a few hours.


We have the beach to ourselves.

There actually were people here at some time or other. During our walk, we passed this cute "sand fort." Can you see the little guns sticking up in the middle of the fort? Good imagination!

Marsha is standing where the water begins. Look how far out the tide is. Can you see Paul?

As we walked in the water we saw tons of bait fish. It was a hoot to watch them swim away from us. Some were in such a hurry, they jumped out of the water.

One observation. We are only about 150 miles west of Gulf Shores in Foley, AL. Here in Bay St. Louis, MS the water of the Gulf of Mexico is much warmer. We easily walked into the water and even mentioned we would be able to go swimming. It's not as warm as it is in July, but one could comfortably go in without freezing. Maybe Paul will give it a try later in the week.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see ya'll back real soon. Have a great day!


  1. Now that would be my kind of RV Park. Have you stayed at the Biloxi Elks? It is right across from the Gulf ... only 3 spots and we were the only ones there. We loved it.

  2. Why in the world isn't there a warning sign at least. And why don't they fix it. That is just ridiculous. Glad you guys didn't try and go over it.

  3. Yep, those GPS units are not to lived by. We have had several occassions when it could have led us the wrong way or put us in a bad situation. Glad you were able to notice the crossing at the tracks beforehand. There are definitely some bad railway crossings out there. You would think they would fix it if they have had that many problems.

    Kevin and Ruth

  4. We've stayed in Casino RV places a couple of times, but never with delightful results. Once we got into mud, the other time the place was kind of dumpy. We'll give it a try again sometime, but plan better before we do it! Your spot looks great!

  5. Zeesh! One would think that RR crossing issue would have been fixed.

    We will be down in MS but not until late January. Hoping the weather is nice then too. (Wishful thinking I am sure).

  6. You've introduced us to another campground to put on our list...what a nice spot! We need to be supporting these businesses. Enjoy!

  7. We will have to remember that campground -looks very nice.

    That was a great call on the tracks. I imagine quite a few would just try and tough it out. It sounds like that would have been a huge mistake!

  8. We stayed at Bay Hide Away RV Park last summer when we were in Bay St. Louis. We enjoyed the area very much.

    The casino has a great buffet that we couldn't resist but they never dealt us a winning hand.

    That part of the gulf was in the final stages of clean up after the BP oil spill when we were there.

    If you're heading toward Houston be sure to stop in Breaux Bridge, LA. and stay at Poche’s RV Park. You won't be sorry or hungry when you leave.

    Mac & Dianna

  9. That campground sure is located on a beautiful spot. Hard to believe it was so empty.

    That was one scary looking railroad crossing. Glad you noticed it before you were on top of it!

  10. I hate having to unhitch and turn around but would have hated more to get hung up on that crossing. You made the right choice. I'm glad you are now safely parked.

  11. We DID go over that horrendous railroad track this summer. . .of course we are in a fifth wheel with a higher clearance. . .but still, there is a much, much easier path. . .almost a highway out to the beach road. It's all the way at the end of town. . .there's a big sign for the casino and everything. . .crazy the directions GPS comes up with sometimes!~


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