The Metropolitan Cathedral in Chisinau, Moldova. Photo taken December 5, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

Where are they going next? Transnistria. The country that doesn't exist!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Biloxi, Mississippi

We had some laundry to do, so Ruth was in the camp laundramat before 7:30 this morning. Still, we didn’t rush out of Poche’s Fish ‘n camp and didn’t say goodbye to our friends Paula and Jerry until almost 11:00am, which is a pretty late start for us.

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.

Louisiana swamp!

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

Ruth and Whiskey

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)

6 comments:

  1. Looks like you guys must have passed pretty close to my nieces place in Saucier, We hope to winter one year in that area, She isn't far from either Biloxi or Gulfport. Glad to see you got a spot for the night at the casino. I don't mind a buffet if they give half off, to bad your not seniors yet. Haave fun and be safe out there. Sam & Donna....

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  2. You're right about eating out, it has to be a really good deal, something very different or a special occasion for us. We do love our own cooking as well. Dinner looks yummy.

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  3. Nice pictures, love the swamps!

    Cheers!

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  4. Wow, that looks good too! Maybe Ruth can fix that next time you guys are here.

    As for slowing down, I don't think people today understand the concept. Our maximum speed is 62 mph and we won't budge.

    Have fun!

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  5. Gas prices here are £1.29 for petrol and £1.34 for diesel, it has not had any effect on speed or the number of vehicles on the road!! I do think when people are behind the wheel they do not think about the consumption till they fill up next. Have fun

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  6. Sam and Donna...I am sure you would have a great time with your niece here. The sand beaches are beautiful. Doubt that it would be warm enough for swimming though. Yep, we have a while to go before we hit the senior age!

    George and Suzie...We're actually the same. It's surprising how much people spend each month eating out. We just couldn't afford it. BTW, dinner was yummy!

    WBY...The swamps look pretty neat with the moss hanging from the trees.

    Chris...No problem Chris, remind me again just before we see you so that I can make sure I have the ingredients needed.

    You're right they don't understand the concept. Plus they miss everything going by, not that there are a lot to see on the interstates.

    Tony...At $2.01/litre ($7.60/gallon) you think they would want to slow down. Sure makes going to Nova Scotia for the summer at $1.29/litre ($4.88/gallon)seem pretty cheap by England's prices. Unfortunately the ones complaining at the gas pumps the most are the ones that drive too fast the most.

    Kevin, Ruth and Whiskey

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