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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Disneyworld Trip–Report #1

On Wednesday, we got a call from our DIL that the kids would be ready a little early………… so we headed to the school, and picked them up shortly after 11:30AM, and got on the road. 

Our first planned stop was Lake Charles, LA to meet up for a little while with Mark and Sue.  We had made plans to meet them at a Texas Roadhouse Steak restaurant in Lake Charles.  Mark is waiting for a phone call from the hospital for a major surgery, and I had asked a friend of ours to buy us a couple of Tiffin shirts in Red Bay, so I gave on to Mark to where to the hospital for good luck!  Here is a picture of Aubrey eating her salad at the restaurant and of Mark and Aubrey showing the shirt…….


We got to the restaurant at about 4:30PM and got back on the road at 6:00PM.  We drove until about 9:30PM and stopped at a Wal-Mart parking lot for the night in Hammond.  We had planned to stay at the Mississippi Welcome station, but we decided that we wanted to put the slides out.  We got up, or rather the kids woke us up, at about 6:45AM this morning, and went into the Wal-Mart store to buy the kids extra swimsuits, and to get some donuts for breakfast.

Here are the kids posing at the pool in their new suits…..


Matthew really liked his ‘shark’ trunks!

After leaving Wal-Mart, we headed toward Mississippi and stopped at the Welcome Center.  When we left Victoria, we gave each grandkid their own copy of a children’s road atlas, and we have been teaching them how to read maps and to note mile markers on the interstate highways.  In both Louisiana and Mississippi, we stopped and picked up state maps for them to read.  Matthew even picked up tourist brochures with swamps and gators on them!  The lady at the Mississippi welcome center suggested that we drop down to HWY 90 immediately and drive along the beach….. so we did.  The kids really enjoyed it.  Here are some pictures driving along the beaches and when we stopped……




At about 11:00AM, we checked into our campground, Cajun RV Resort, in Biloxi, MS.  Here is a picture of our site……


As soon we got set up, we hit the campground pool.  It is hot and humid here!!


After the pool, we drove down to a new beach park at Gulfport and the kids played at the playground……


Another thing that was nice to see driving down HWY 90 was fuel prices………



It is now 3:30PM on Thursday, and we are leaving to spend a couple of hours on the beaches and back at the campground pool.  Tomorrow, we will hit the beach again for a short while, and then on the way toward Florida, I will fuel up with diesel at a Wal-Mart Murphy station in Gautier, MS with a listed price of $3.50 less a 5 cent Wal-Mart Discover card discount……. $3.45 a gallon, the best I’ve seen in a while.  I haven’t fueled up since leaving Victoria, so I will get a bunch!!!

Tomorrow, the kids will get to drive through the tunnel under the river at Mobile, AL.   So far, they are doubtful that you can do that, since we have been taking large bridges ‘over’ the rivers!!  They will see.


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