Bay St. Louis MS to Chattanooga TN
Sunday, October 23, 2011
We left Buccaneer State Park a little after 8 AM hoping for a quick trip up I59. The temperature was in the 70's - the sky clear and the water of the Gulf calm and beautiful. We need to get back down to this beautiful Gulf coast next spring!
We really wanted to be home by late Monday morning to attend a funeral; but traveling more than 400 miles in one day is very difficult for us. We made a tentative reservation in Gadsden AL but when we reached the correct exit it was CLOSED! It was 20 miles to the next exit and the only town of any size coming up was Fort Payne. Having been to Fort Payne once and having a less than satisfactory experience we just drove on to Chattanooga.
The trip was hardly exciting- maybe just our frame of mind -but it started out as swamp, moved on to scrub forests and then finally to hills and some trees. The trees are barely beginning to turn just an occasional barely red or orange tree. We watched for tornado damage in Tuscaloosa but did not see very much along the interstate. Since you can avoid most of Birmingham now, the few towns of size along this route did not hold much interest. I think we want to get home!
We had hoped to find a pecan farm along the way but nothing in Mississippi or Alabama. We enjoyed an mystery on CD which was ending just as we reached our stop in Chattanooga.
Dinner at Cracker Barrel was pleasant and we only had to walk across the parking lot from our motel room! That made it even better since it was a long day in the Sprinter.
No photos today. I have posted last 2 days photos tonight and will try to get the other 2 missing days done tomorrow when we get home.