Monday, March 19, 2018

The Free State of Jones!

(Yep, another post!)

 After two weeks of boondocking, we decide its time to move on and find a laundrymat and restock the fridge. More importantly, we're almost out of animal chow! We drive an hour west, cross into Mississippi, and stay at a Walmart in Waynesboro. The next morning, we continue west to Big Creek 10, one of eight parks managed by the Pat Harrison Waterway. The agency was established in the 60s to control flooding in the Pascagoula River Basin. We're staying here until Friday, when we'll head south to Louisiana.

Big Creek Park is in Jones County, which is famous for two things. Leontyne Price, a well known opera singer, was born here. It's also where Newt Knight and his men fought a guerrilla war against the Confederacy. There's a really good article about Newt and the Jones County rebellion here, by the Smithsonian.


And now we are finally caught up, here's some pictures of Big Creek!















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