Relaxing in Mississippi

Mississippi / April 8, 2012 / by Amy Rose
Relaxing in Mississippi

We crossed over into Tupelo in Mississippi from Alabama. We settled in for the weekend at a lovely, homey RV park that has been one of my favorites so far. The bath/club house was decorated with birdfeeders and wind chimes; the walls had country paraphenalia like axes and parts of tractors. I'm really not doing it justice - it was one of the coziest and well-loved places we've been. It was a great place to spend a lazy weekend before a very busy week.

Tupelo, among other things, is the birthplace of Elvis. We had a chance to visit the birthplace and wander around town. It was a very quiet town but you could tell they were very proud of their hometown hero.

After that, we travelled south to the Gulf coast beach city of Biloxi. Biloxi was hit-hard by Hurricane Katrina, you can still see a lot of damage on the island and surrounding areas. It used to be a very busy beach town - it's coming back slowly with the Casinos and downtown area, but there is still a lot of work to be done.

We did a story in the Biloxi area, but the most exciting moment for me was meeting up with my folks. Even though I'd seen them just a month before, it was great to see them. My dad has to travel to Biloxi a few times a month so it was nice to see where in the world he goes when he travels, and my folks finally got to meet Stanley. My mom went for a ride and enjoyed hanging with the team - she even gifted us with her very famous pumpkin bread. 

After Biloxi, we went up and hung out with the Farm on Wheels crew in Starkville, MS. We got to meet another mobile project, and see some of the innovative work they're doing with food. We also ate one of the most delicious meals of our lives.

While we were very busy, it felt like a relaxing and rejuvenating week for me. I love the gulf coast, and seeing my folks was great. It was nice to feel a little lazy before we tackled Louisiana and one of my favorite cities, New Orleans.