We arrived at Davis Bayou campground in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, by late afternoon. We paid $22 for a full hook up site with a picnic table and campfire. The campsite is basic, with a shower and toilet block on site. It is located in the woods, in a peaceful setting with easy access to hiking and bike trails.
We decided to head out for a walk down to a nearby lake (yes, for a bit more fishing). The fishing didn’t last long as within 15 minutes I had bites all down my legs. If you’re thinking of travelling to this part of the USA, don’t forget to stock up on plenty of bite spray! (Take a look at our first aid kit post for a full list of travel essentials https://bigworldlittlefootsteps.com/2019/04/26/family-first-aid-kit/)
We got back to our RV just as a thunderstorm began. So, we snuggled up under the duvets and watched a movie with snacks. An early night was very much needed by all of us.
In the morning, despite an early night, we had three very grumpy girls! Our plan was to head to New Orleans for a non-stop day exploring the city. But the thought of having to drag three tired girls around sightseeing was not something we fancied doing. When planning the trip, we knew it was important to plan ahead but equally important to be flexible, especially as we travel with our children. As much as I would’ve loved to visit New Orleans, we made a decision to head a bit further along our route to stay at Lafayette KOA, Louisiana.
After a 4-hour drive and a stop at Wendy’s for a burger and a drink, we arrived in Scott, Louisiana. The campground cost $53 for one night, with full hook up. Our site was lakeside with a picnic table and campfire. There is an on-site playground, two swimming pools, mini golf and pedal boats available to hire. To book your stay visit https://koa.com/campgrounds/lafayette/
We spent the afternoon letting the kids stretch their legs at the park, and relaxing by the lakeside. I made dinner in the RV whilst Johnny and the girls attempted again to catch a fish. After dinner, I decided to try my luck at fishing, and five minutes later (much to Johnny’s dismay) I caught the first fish of the trip! Daisy then went on to catch three fish and Johnny finally managed to catch one too.
Our evening consisted of sitting next to the lake in our PJs, toasting marshmallows on the campsite and talking about our favourite memories so far. With one week of our road trip complete, we couldn’t wait to see what the next few weeks would bring.
After a couple of chilled out days, our batteries were now restored and we were ready for our next stop… Texas!
** Note: If you’re considering staying at this campsite, please be aware that it is very noisy during the night. We were woken up quite a few times by traffic noise and the noise from the passing trains. Although, the kids slept like logs and didn’t hear a thing!