The only logical route was to hop back on the I-10. So we bit the bullet and prepared for a long, boring drive. It turned out to be not bad…the highway was in good overall condition and the only rough spots were just north of New Orleans where it is now under construction.
Whiskey has a bay named after her!
But it is obvious to me that gas prices are not high enough yet. The speed limit was 70 mph (113 km/h) and just about everybody was doing that. Except us, because we can’t afford to go that fast. We had the cruise control on at 57 mph (92 km/h) the whole time, and didn’t pass anybody. When people start to slow down, you’ll know that gas prices are starting to affect them. It’s not there yet. Driving at 70mph is not the most efficient use of your fuel dollar!
Sherman, parked up for lunch
We stopped for a late lunch at Fairview Riverside State Park and paid the $1 each day use fee. We went for a walk and relaxed for a bit, then got back on the I-10 towards Biloxi, Mississippi.
Ruth and Whiskey at Fairview Riverside State Park
Whiskey and Kevin
Pulled into the Grand Biloxi Casino just after 4:30pm. They have a lot on the side street over for RV’s and trucks. I went in and checked that we were okay to park overnight, and they said it was no problem. There are two other casinos within walking distance and we wanted to see if their dinner buffet’s were under $10. If so, we would treat ourselves to a meal out. But two of them were $18.99, and one was $11.99. We asked if there were any benefits (like free slot play) to signing up to their players club, but they’ve removed those incentives for now. But we did play the penny slots with $5 each. I lost my $5, but Ruth won $9.75 so we were up $4.75.
Driving into Biloxi
Went back to Sherman and made a nice pad thai dinner. We love our own cooking, so not worried about missing a casino buffet. If we’re going to eat out, it had better be worth it!
Pad thai for dinner. Yum!
Parked up for the night for free, with only one other trucker, and a class B parked a few spots away.
Today's drive, 202 miles (325 kms)