We've been at Buccaneer State Park in Waveland MS for over a week now and haven't been doing a whole heck of a lot. The weather hasn't been the best but we've managed to get two campfires in, we haven't had any since we were in KS back in November
The days that have cooperated we've gotten 13 mile bike rides in, just outside of the park about 1/2 mile down the road there is a bike path along the beach.
There are still plenty of lots 8 1/2 years after Hurricane Katrina came through that sit empty.
We've also spent a little time getting paperwork ready for our closing on the Texas property we are buying. That entailed heading into Gulfport a few times for faxing and the notarization of some papers, everything was set and we closed on the 28th. I've gotten our taxes almost done, just waiting for our mail to be delivered which should be on Monday so I can get some final numbers. We've enjoyed some good meals, Dave got his new electric smoker going so ribs were on the menu one night, fresh oysters baked, fresh shrimp, of course some good steaks from HEB (TX) cooked over charcoal and one night we went to the local casino's buffet.
We tried to got to a Mardi Gras parade last Sunday but the weather didn't play nice, not my idea of fun standing out in the rain and thunderstorms for a number of hours. We were told we'd need to be down at the parade route real early to get any kind of good place to view, with the bad weather we opted to try for the following weekend. Today we are headed to Gulfport to hopefully catch their parade.
Dave spent some time figuring out why the heat wasn't getting to the living room very well, seems the duct work had some tears in it. He called and talked with someone from Grand Design. Seems there was an initial issue with the furnace and the wires had to replaced, we figure someone got sloppy when the replaced them and that's when the tears occurred. Dave plans to replace it all this summer, it'll be a lot easier for him to instead of taking it in to a shop somewhere. Other than that,a few nail heads not nailed tightly and a few screws not installed quite right (both in the closet) we've had no issues. We've had some doozy of thunderstorms and found no leaks, we are quite happy with our choice in rigs.
Seems like this is a big weekend locally, Friday (28th) the park filled up with lots of rigs everywhere. Last weekend not many folks were here, think maybe the kids have Monday off from school so that may have something to do with it, also some are escaping the craziness that Mardi Gras brings. The office says Tuesday most of them will be leaving, it was quite entertaining watching everyone come in, some of them really need to get some walkie talkie's to help them communicate when they are backing into a site.
So not much happening here just enjoying the warmer weather, thinking of our friends up north suffering through one of the worst winters in decades. We leave Thursday for Rainbow Plantation in Summerdale AL.
Until next time...