In preparation for our departure we filled both of our fuel tanks in Pass Christian, Mississippi. We are delighted to pay only $2.45 a gallon for diesel. That is the lowest price per gallon we have paid since we bought our truck. See the Gulf in the background?
We left Mississippi yesterday bound for Louisiana. We were welcomed to Louisiana just a few miles into our day.
We had a general idea of where we might stop for the night but the closer we got to Texas the more determined we were to make it across the border. We don't generally drive more than 100 to 150 miles in a single day but sometimes we just want to feel like we are getting somewhere.
Check out this huge star at the Texas Welcome Center.
We're camped just inside the state for two nights just to recover from the long day of driving. We were fortunate enough to get a really long pull-through site and didn't even have to unhitch the truck and the Little RV. Tomorrow we move south to the Gulf near Galveston, Texas. It's about 130 miles to our new camp which is directly across the street from the gulf.
It's Mardi Gras here in the South. I always thought Mardi Gras was something celebrated in New Orleans but all along the gulf we have run into Mardi Gras decorations and signs advertising Mardi Gras events. We were only able to get a site for 4 nights on the Gulf because there are celebrations planned for this weekend and next weekend and the parks are full.
I've been researching things to see and do in Texas and it's clear that we have to go to the San Antonio area. That will be our next stop.