Tuesday, May 9, 2017

On to Mississippi! April 24-27

We left Alabama after a quick stop at Costco in Mobile to re-supply and made another relatively short drive to Ocean Springs, Mississippi.  We've been through this state before, but never to the coast line and the Gulf Islands National Seashore.

We spent three nights at the Davis Bayou campground. We found it to be a good location for the area and once again used our Senior Pass to get a great rate.  (There are some perks to being over 62!) 

Our first evening we walked down to the nearby bridge to see if we could get a glimpse of the resident 12+ foot alligator.  This would be the only time we saw him, and he was obscured by the marsh and the evening shadows.  Can you see him?

We did manage do see a baby alligator in the nearby creek just about every time we walked by.  He was only a couple feet long but looks impressive in this photo using a zoom lens.

I think this area would definitely be one I'd be interested in coming back to some day.  There seemed to several things to do in the area and of course, there's the beach. (Lots of casinos too, if you're into that sort of activity!) It was pretty cool the morning we drove to the beach but I did manage to get my toes into the water.  

This area was hard hit by Hurricane Katrina and they are still recovering.  The little village of Ocean Springs has lots of interesting shoppes and restaurants though and just about every big box store that you would need.  On the last evening there, we met a couple from the area that had moved there to retire.  It would've been nice have their insight earlier in the week.  Perhaps we'll be back again Ocean Springs/Gulf Islands!!

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