Friday, May 9, 2014 – Out of bed and moving towards home

Friday morning I felt good enough to slowly pack it up and start for home. The humidity levels had risen significantly and it was 100% humidity at 7:30am.

The highs on Mon – Wed ranged from 79-81 this week. Lovely. It was 83 yesterday but I was in the trailer with the air conditioner on all day.

I decided to drive along the gulf coast and then head home thru Mississippi and Arkansas. I took I-10 west until Mobile, AL and then dropped down to 90 west to drive thru Biloxi, Gulfport and then stopped in Bay St Louis, MS. I stopped at a Panera Bread along the way and ordered the Pick 2 and chose chicken noodle soup and salad. I ate maybe half of it. I only drove 240 miles.

I spent the night at the RV park at the Hollywood Casino Bay St Louis. At the end of their parking area they have a 100 site RV park. It is full hook-ups including cable. They also have 24 hour security and a shuttle bus that runs continuously between the RV park and casino. With taxes the cost was $33.71. Here is my site:

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You can see the casino/hotel in the distance behind my car. About 5:30pm I got on the shuttle bus and went across the parking lot to the casino. The bus driver told me he just drives the bus around the RV park, across the parking lot and back over and over all shift.

It was a small casino with plenty of smoke. There were three options for dinner. A steakhouse, a buffet and a grill. The steakhouse did not even sound good, the buffet was $24.99 and there was no way I could eat anywhere close to enough food to be worth that. I went to the grill and ordered a cheeseburger. I managed to eat about 2/3 of it.

I took $20.00 and decided to try a few machines. I tried several slot machines but none of them excited me. I finally found the video poker machines on another floor..they hide those as your odds are better on them. So I played for about an hour. I started with $20.00 and left with $27.34. Not bad, a hour of entertainment and I covered my cheeseburger.

I got back on the shuttle bus and went back to my trailer. I mentioned to the driver that the crowd was a pretty senior crowd. I doubt many of the customers were younger than me. He said that I should see it on Wednesdays. It is $6.99 buffet for seniors. He said the valets call it wheelchair Wednesdays as every other car has someone in a wheelchair or with a walker.

Not 5 minutes after I got in the trailer it was storming like crazy. Good timing! It rained for several hours. Just behind my trailer was a good sized creek. You should have heard the frogs in that creek!

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