We enjoyed the it so much yesterday we decided to get up early, head back to the beach and watch the sunrise. It was a beautiful morning with a light breeze and just a few clouds in the sky. Again, we were surprised by the number people out and about, some walking their dog, others just enjoying the dawn of a new day.
|Here comes the sun.....|
|Sharon on the beach just after sunrise|
|One last look before we get on our way.|
We made our way back to the RV Park, had breakfast, packed up and headed westward along highway US 98 before turning north to rejoin I-10.
We crossed Escambia Bay, passed through Pensacola FL and Mobile AB before leaving the interstate to head towards our lunchtime destination, Laurel MS where the HGTV show "Home Town" is filmed.
|Crossing Escambia bay.... that's a floating bar!!!!|
|Andrew's view of the Festiva most of the trip!|
|Typical scenery on the run up to Laurel MS.|
|Outside Pearl's Diner... notice the "cornbread" sign|
|Sharon and the Mercantile|
|Sharon and me inside the Mercantile.|
|Outside Lott Furniture|
|Inside the Lott Furniture store.|
|Our parking spot....|
|Ben Napier at work in the woodshop.|
|The Festiva and Ben's truck...|
|Ben, Sharon and me.|
|Approaching New Orleans|
|Sunset over Lake Pontchartrain|
The drive south was uneventful and we arrived in New Orleans as the sun was beginning to set. We made our way to the New Orleans KOA but got held up at a train crossing for quite a while only a few blocks short of the campsite. We got set up, made supper and had a relaxing evening checking out a few things for tomorrow, including where to park for free or cheap.
|Our route for day twelve.|