Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Day 21: Fun in Mississippi

Friday, June 27
(Happy Birthday, the Sister!)

Fast Facts
Starting: Louisiana
Ending: Mississippi
Today's Mileage/Total Mileage: 225 mi (362 km)/4826 mi (7766 km)

WHOOP WHOOP - we've returned to the East!! We celebrated by going through Baton Rouge & crossing over the Mississippi River again, putting us officially back on the Eastern Seaboard (more or less!).

The end of our driving today found us in Mississippi - hot & sticky. Campground was nice enough, and had probably one of the nicest swimming pools we'd seen on the entire trip - a third of it was only 2 feet deep, so the kids could run around all they wanted without hanging off of Husband like sea monkeys.

The only icky part about the place was that the water was undrinkable. Okay, THEY said it was perfectly fine, but when I fill a gallon jug and it has a brownish tint.... NOPE!! (Wal-Mart, here we come!!)

Perhaps the nicest surprise occured as we were putting the kids in bed. The campground backup up against a BBQ "restaurant" - I use that term loosely because all I saw was a huge smoker & lots of tables. That night, however, they had live music. Kind of unusual - bluesy/oldies/classic rock all blended together. But it was loud, and we could sit on our porch & listen as we waited for the kids to fall asleep.
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