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Traveling Around - A Long and Winding Trip Home

Updated on June 7, 2018

The trip from Florida to Michigan this year took 16 days and wandered around quite a bit. There were casino stops, museum stops, and a zoo stop. I documented each stop in an article published on Hub Pages.

To make the length of the report more bearable I tried to categorize the trips a little. Browse through the titles and look at those that interest you. All together, the trip is almost like a book. So, be prepared.... it is long.


Casino Stops

The first stop was in Biloxi for my birthday.

The next casino stop was in Tunica for six nights with a two night stay later.

While in Shreveport we went to Louisiana Downs amongst other stops.

And we wound up the casinos at Tunica in an article above about Tunica.

Museums And Such

On the way to Biloxi from Destin, we stopped near Mobile at The Alabama Delta Resource Center which is a wildlife preserve and museum.

After leaving Biloxi we continued west a few miles. Still in Mississippi, we stopped at the Stennis Space Museum.

Then we turned back east and went to Hattiesburg, MS. We visited the Hattiesburg Zoo.

The next morning we went south of town to the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum.

We couldn't resist a minor detour to Laurel, MS, so that we could see the living environment of the forces behind "Home Town" an HGTV show. Ben and Erin Napier live and work there and we visited their general store and drove by their residence. We didn't get to see his wood shop. It was an interesting and fun detour.

We drove back across the state to Vicksburg, intending to visit museums and battlefields. However, we were so unhappy with the motel that we made the trip up to Tunica. After Tunica we headed for Little Rock. We didn't stop at a museum there but enjoyed a movie ("Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MO") and a big, big, BIG baked potato at a restaurant aptly named "The Whole Hog"..

The Whole Hog, Little Rock, AR
The Whole Hog, Little Rock, AR | Source

On Sunday we went to Hot Springs, AR, and visited the Gangster Museum of America.

Later on Sunday we drove on to Shreveport. There we visited a group of museums and Louisiana Downs. One of the museums was probably the most interesting spot we visited on our way home. I linked to this same article in the casino section but the Louisiana Exhibit Museum was so impressive, I thought it should be mentioned here also.

A Bee Line for Home

After we left Shreveport we made a two night stop in Tunica at the Gold Strike, and then made a bee line through Indianapolis where we stayed overnight on the way to Michigan.

After that much time on the road and two months on the beach in Florida, we were happy to see home. Discussions since have pretty much decided us that trips like this one are now a thing of the past. If we want to see something, we'll go there and then come back home.

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