Elvis is in the Park

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Tupelo, MS, the trip would not be complete without some reference to Elvis Presley along the journey. Today is the day. The town of Tupelo has paraphernalia on most street corners here in Tupelo, and it should. This is the birth place of Elvis, a poor boy from a poor family.

We had lunch at this park and walked around

Image Map

Gibsland, LA! The Ambush

Bonnie and Clyde, once again the news media distorted the real image. The guy that runs the Ambush Museum is passionate about his job. He knows the story and all the lies that go with it. He was a wealth of information. One of the interesting things he told was that Bonnie never killed anyone. The media villainized her.

In this Museum there used to be a restaurant, bonnie and clyde ate there the day they were ambused. No, it’s not their real car

We left Texas

The Conductor

We left Texas on highway 79, better known as Sam Bass Road in Round Rock, TX. Highway 79 took us all the way east to Louisiana. It is always exciting to visit family and friends and it’s always a little sad to say goodbye. But we must be travelling onward, we must be in Boston, MA by the 19th, today is the 3rd. That seems like plenty of people who own a Honda Civic, but when you own a School Bus, things take a bit longer.

We were blessed again with Texas’ roads. Texas has big wide, smooth roads. They are great. But then you meet up with Louisiana, things are the opposite there.

Here are a few attractions that we spotted along the way. This was Tupelo, MS, birthplace of Elvis

We really need to plan better.

Welcome to Mississippi

When you fail to plan you either have to pay with Cash, as we did last night, or with lack of amenities, as we did tonight. We had trouble finding our next RV park after leaving Fort Walton, FL and this is what we ended up with. Just off the highway in a dirt lot with some abandoned RVs. Except our neighbors, they have been there for a month. Doing what, we have no idea. But at $50/night for this place, we really missed our place last night. We had to travel to Mississippi for this wonderful night. It rained, alot

The poorly made retaining wall holding us up on our dirt platform is deteriorating with the heavy rain as we type. I sure hope in the morning we can drive up this hill out of here, or worse get washed down the embankment

Lunch in Poplarville, MS. You just never know who you will meet

As we tend to do, we stop at local parks and have lunch. Today was extra special. We pulled into Poplarville, MS City Park and when we stopped we were greeted by Amy. Amy was part of the skoolie community. She was so excited to see a skoolie in Poplarville, fore she mentioned they don’t get many skoolies there. But she did say one of her friends was building a skoolie near there and wished they could have seen ours.