Thursday, December 3, 2015

Gulf Islands Nat'l Seashore - 12/03/15 - Ocean Springs, MS

Thursday – December 3, 2015
Gulf Islands National Seashore
Davis Bayou Campground
Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Wednesday was a cool, overcast, dreary day, with frequent rain showers occurring through the early afternoon. We decided we would spend part of the day at the local library in Panama City Beach, Florida. Free Wifi at the library allowed us to access the Internet to catch up on the news and some of our other favorite websites.

The rain cleared the area later in the afternoon, still leaving overcast skies, and a cold front entered the area bringing temperatures down into the middle forties overnight.

We had an early morning breakfast with my son at The Egg & I in Panama City Beach, Florida. We bid farewell to him, until next year’s visit, as we depart Panama City Beach, Florida.

We had planned to spend the night at the Boomtown Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. They have free parking there for overnight RV parking, with roving security. However, as often happens during our travels, we changed our plans!

I remembered during our travels in March 2014, we had spent a few days at the Davis Bayou Campground located within the Gulf Islands National Seashores in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. We decided a return visit is in order and we will relax and spend a few days there.

Tomorrow another adventure begins.

Travel Details:
Departed: Panama City Beach, Florida
Departure Time: 10:00 A.M.
Arrived: Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Arrival Time: 2:55 P.M.

Campground: Davis Bayou
Type: Gulf Island National Seashore
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: N30.39697 Longitude: W088.79551
Camping Fee: $11.00 per night with Golden Age Passport
Campsite: 46
Campsite Hookups: Electric, Water
Campground Amenities: Flush Toilets, Free Hot Showers, Dump Station

Cellular Service: Verizon - 4G, 3 Bars
Internet Service: Verizon Jetpack, 5 Bars
Dish TV Satellite Service: Strong signal – received local networks and all satellite channels.

Total miles traveled today: 211
Route Traveled:
West on Florida Highway 98
North on Interstate 110
West on Interstate 10 to Exit 57
South on Mississippi Highway 57
Take Ocean Springs Rd & Park Rd to Campground

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