After a long drive, we happily arrived at our campsite in Mississippi. Unfortunately, Damon put in the wrong address and we ended up on the opposite side of the lake from where our campsite was (at least we were in the same vicinity).
Although I wasn’t thrilled at another 45 minutes in the car, I was happy to see that our actual campsite had better cell service than the other site. Plus, we got to see this amazing view.
Our first night was lovely – beautiful scenery, nice weather – all signs suggesting a promising visit.
However, 24 hours later, we found ourselves hightailing it to a nearby hotel.
Being that were in Mississippi, it gets a little humid. So, Damon opened a window to let in some of the breeze. As the sun started to set, we noticed some mosquitos. Unfortunately, Damon had forgotten to close the window. When he went into the back room to shut it, he was met by a swarm of mosquitos.
Not one to stick around, especially with kids, we fled to the car. Outside, it was even worse. The mosquitos covered the campsite and we’re even in our car! We had to drive with the windows down to try and get them out.
As we drove, we formulated a plan to get a hotel room for the night and setup but zappers in the RV in hopes they would eradicate these annoying bugs.
When Damon returned the next day, the zappers had gotten a lot of the bugs, but not all of them. We grabbed some things and decided to stay another night at the hotel.
So lesson learned, while in the south on a lake – DON’T. OPEN. YOUR. WINDOWS!
After two days, and lots of cleaning, it was finally safe for us to go back. Just in time, too.
My parents graciously agreed to take care of our cats while we continue our adventure and even drove up to get them. We spent the day catching up and getting the cats ready for their trip.
We had planned to visit Memphis, but after several days of driving, stress, and activities, we welcomed a day of relaxing with the boys.
Now onto Arkansas!