Saturday, March 28, 2015

Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Our white Scottish Terrier Butterscotch has decided that she wants to see out the window while we drive down the road. No kidding. She really wants to look out. So she sits on the floor and stares at Terry until he picks her up. Lately she has taken to moving onto the computer tray. Terry thinks she wants to do the GPS navigating as she will move the mouse. I guess she doesn't always like where we are going!

When we left Cajun Palms, we continued our drive on I-10 and passed through Louisiana into Mississippi. Terry wanted to look around the town of Ocean Springs, Mississippi. We passed by all our regular haunts and stopped at the Davis Bayou Campground in the Gulf Shores National Seashore. There were a lot of sites for all sizes of motorhomes and ours was big enough but a little tricky backing into it on a curve. Of course the curve had a sharp dropoff, so it took some maneuvering but we got in and parked easily.

One of the items on Terry's bucket list was to eat at "The Shed BBQ." It was featured in one of the "Diners, Driveins, and Dives" television shows.
 I have to say that this place qualifies on the "Dives" part of the title. But the food was good, the atmosphere. . . well, it's a shed. On some days there is live music and I can see that it would be a really hoppin' place once the booze gets to flowing. It was fun and we enjoyed our meal. We got the sampler platter and brought most of it home to eat later.

The next morning we drove into Biloxi, crossing this bridge, because the camp host had told us where to buy seafood. We went to Quality Seafood and Poultry. Didn't see any chicken there except for the rooster in the parking lot crowing. We discovered that he hangs around there but will go up and down the street on that side. We bought some shrimp and some sheepshead. My friends Wes and Jan fish for sheepshead at Port Aransas and really like it, so decided to try it. We actually had some last night and it was really tasty. Still have some left. The shrimp I cleaned and we froze it, then bagged it using the food saver, so it will stay nice until we get around to eating it.

While we were here, we contacted fellow fulltiming friends Wayne and Kathy Page and went out to eat with them. We met them in the afternoon at the Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi and had a great seafood dinner at the buffet. We talked for a long time. They are originally from the Biloxi area and left post Katrina. They have been fulltiming since then. It was great to see them again and have a chance to visit. Safe travels, friends!

Tomorrow we continue our trek east to Florida!

Till next time. . .


1 comment:

Crystal Carson said...

My dog does the exact same thing whenever I take him for a drive. He wants to be right up in my lap so he can see everything we're passing by. I love "Diners, Driveins, and Dives", I'm so jealous! Have fun while you're in Florida. It's lovely this time of year.

Crystal Carson @ Tacky Jacks