STE3 Hop 5: Waveland MS to Orange Beach AL

STE3 Hop 5

STE3 Hop 5

153 miles via US 90, MS 43, I-10, AL 59 and the Foley Beach Express. Cumulative miles: 907. Truck miles: 341. Cumulative truck miles: 1220.

We don’t normally go on toll roads, but in this case it seemed like a good thing to do: by paying a $4.25 toll to use the Foley Beach Express we cut off over 10 miles of travel. It was a nice road, too. Well worth it.

This was another beautiful travel day – sunny, nearly cloudless, low 70s. The roads weren’t too crowded and we got some nice scenery, particularly across the Pascagoula River and Mobile Bay.

We spent 3 nights at the Silver Slipper Beachfront RV Park in Waveland MS. This is a bare-bones park with no amenities at all, unless you call the Gulf of Mexico an amenity. We had a beautiful concrete pad site with a view of the Gulf. No cable TV, but we pulled in a few channels from Biloxi. We very much liked this place and would return again.

Funnel cake

Funnel cake

Our site

Our site

Sunset over the RV

Sunset over the RV

One of our free days was spent traveling to New Orleans, as reported in the preceding post. The other day was spent, mostly, at the nearby Silver Slipper Casino. I played slots for over two hours and broke even (as the old joke goes… it is a good thing that I broke even because I needed the money). In the evening both Jett and I went and I lost $26 but she won $91. A good night at the casino made even better because we went to the buffet. I had to think twice because it was pricey: nearly $30 each. But we needed a good meal and, hey, we were up, so what the heck. Imagine my surprise when I was told that the buffet would be free for us – we had been randomly selected for a free meal. A good night at the casino made even better. The best part of the buffet was the made-to-order funnel cakes for dessert. Yum!

Leave a Reply

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>