1.09.2013

Gulf Coast National Seashore - Davis Bayou

We have enjoyed our spot nestled in the woods and backed up to the Bayou here in Ocean Springs, Ms. There has been lots for us to do. We take a daily walk up the road to either check out the resident alligator or practice disk golf in the old soft ball field.

We have had a fire when weather permitted, which sadly this time of year as only been once or twice in the last 14 days, and we have enjoyed listening to the birds chitter in the trees.

There are also some fun waterfowl to watch out our back window.

The park has been great and we used our national access pass to get 1/2 off camping, which has made the no sewer hook-up a little more bearable; however, I must say I am rather proud of us because we made it 14 days without having to dump the black water, so we are getting better. The shower house is kept clean and the camp host has been nice. The only real down side is the bugs. The little sand fleas are horrible at the playing field or other grassy areas and really ate John and the twins up, and the gnats were bad a couple days; however, not enough to keep us from not coming back.

The Davis Bayou Park has a nice, newer, visitors center with some cute hands on things for the kids, and a nice boardwalk around the area. It is amazing how diverse the bayou is. So many different ecosystems within inches of each other. The kids loved all the interesting science stuff.

The Park is also in the nice town of Ocean Springs, and a visit downtown is well worth the effort. It has a cute artsy district, with a mom & pop whole food store, and a playground for the kids. Well set up for families to walk and roam the streets, and in the warmer weather this would be a lot of fun.

We will definitely stay here again.

 

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