Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Gulf Islands National Seashore, Ocean Springs, MS

We are in Ocean Springs, MS staying at the Gulf Island National Seashore Campground. This is a National Park and offers camping at a very reasonable rate. Regular price is $16.00, and the rate for seniors and those with disabilities is half that amount. We have water and electric and are very close to everything. The park is very peaceful and the grounds are well maintained. I had thought that the National Parks didn't have any ammenities, but I guess I was wrong on this one.

Last night we went out to a popular local restaraunt for fried catfish and hushpuppies. Very good food! Today we took a ride around the area. Ocean Springs is a quaint little town on the Gulf. It has very nice beaches and although it was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina, it has managed to rebuild most of what was lost. However, there is still evidence of the damage that was done. The people here take a lot of pride in their town and worked very hard to rebuild it.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Nita and Al,

    Glad to get your latest report--I've been wondering where you are, and now I know.

    Thanks for the photos, I'm seeing things you don't see on the news. I loved the carved tree, great to see the spirit of people who can make lemonade out of lemons.

    Love, Judy