Our Louisiana-Mississippi Trip Path

Once we crossed into Louisiana one of the first things we did was stop for seafood lunch at Steamboat Bill's. We had gumbo and étouffée and were introduced to boudin (pronounced boo-DAN). That was the beginning of a tastebud odyssey. We didn't cook much campfood while in Lousianna or Mississippi. Eating the local fare was... Continue Reading →

Jen’s Journal – January 31, 2020

Day 216: Gulf Coast Gator Ranch , Moss Point, MS Raining. We checked out the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum in Biloxi. I guessed what impression I was most left is the great number of hurricanes the Mississippi coast has endured! Firstly the museum presented a long time line about the history of Biloxi. Most... Continue Reading →

Jen’s Journal – January 30, 2020

Day 215: Laurel Walmart, MS Sunny and mild. We found diesel fuel at the lowest price of our entire trip this morning in Gulfport: $2.29. Strange, everybody else was higher. Highway 90 on the Gulf Coast runs predominately right along the water, with homes and businesses on the opposite side of the road. The west... Continue Reading →

Jen’s Journal – January 28, 2020

Day 213: Buccaneer State Park, MS Sunny and warm. Today was soooo delightful. We drove along the Mississippi Gulf Coast in sunshine. In Pass Christian we had coffee overlooking the water. Then we had redfish and oysters in Gulfport overlooking the water. In 2006 I helped chaperone a Saline Fiddlers (high school performing group) trip... Continue Reading →

Jen’s Journal – January 18, 2020

Day 203: Rocky Springs Campground, Natchez Trace, MS Raining. We stayed at a free National Park Service campground along the Natchez Trace, an old Indian trading trail. From here it is a short drive to Vicksburg. The Vicksburg National Military Park commemorates the 97-day battles and siege of Vicksburg in 1863. Once Vicksburg fell, the... Continue Reading →

Jen’s Journal – January 17, 2020

Day 202: Mississippi Welcome Center, Natchez, MS Cloudy. I thought we came to Natchez to view sites of Indian mounds. I had no idea this was a chief area of cotton plantations and slavery. We read several informational boards in the Welcome Center telling the history of Natchez. And it’s pretty much about the use... Continue Reading →

Jen’s Journal – January 16, 2020

Day 201: Chennault Aviation & Military Museum, Monroe, LA Raining. We had to make an appointment to view the Frogmore Cotton Plantation and Cotton Gins, since this time of year they are closed much of the time. Tom and I had the tour guide exclusively to ourselves. We spent 2 1/2 hours walking around the... Continue Reading →

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