We leave Percy Quin State Park, turn right on 48 and then make a left on to I-55. For the next few hours our task is just to stay of 55. If feels so good to be on the road again, so Marilyn and I are singing the old Johnny Cash/June Carter hit “We’re going to Jackson”.
As we roll out of the north side of Jackson, we keep the same melody but change to words to “We’re going to Enid” our destination for the day.
It’s a nice warm day, but as we move north we are moving back to a much earlier time in spring. In southern Mississippi we watched the grass change from brown through brown/green into spring green. By early afternoon we are back to brown/green. The weather is cooperating though, our thermometer continues to rise as we move north.
By two o’clock we’ve reached our destination, an Army Corp of Engineer park on Enid Lake. In all of our years on the road, over all the miles, and the hundreds (or is it thousands?) of parks this is our first ever visit to an ACE park. Neither one of us understand why it’s our first ACE park and we agree it won’t be our last.
We’re sitting on cement with 50 amp and water for $18 per night. The view out our windshield is the dam the corp built to create this lake these parks are located on.
Life is sweet!
“The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.”-G.K. Chesterton