Wednesday, February 13, 2013

On to Hattiesburg, MS.

Today was travel day for us. Hard to believe we have been in Mississippi since October 31st. We were all packed up and down the road before lunch.  The trip was uneventful with the exception of a small traffic jam due to, what appeared to be, a fallen light pole.  We arrived around 2:30 and were setup shortly thereafter.  The grounds in the park are very muddy from all the rain.  Ucky!
Photo: Fred waiting on John.
Fred waiting on John.
After getting setup we drove around Hattiesburg.  The damage from the tornado was extensive in some areas.  So sad to see what some people lost. 
Photo: Hattiesburg, MS
The smashed white metal object in the bottom left corner of this picture was a vehicle.
Photo: Hattiesburg
The top of this house was blown off.
Photo: Hattiesburg
This debris is all that was left of the  house on the hill.
Photo: Hattiesburg
Another house torn apart.
Tonight John and I ate at our favorite BBQ place in Hattiesburg…..Leatha’s.  He had the ribs and I had the pulled pork.  It was very very tasty.

Photo: Leatha's BBQ in Hattiesburg, MS

Laugh everyday.  Happy trails.  Stay safe.


  1. We have had our share of tornado's around the area of the Ranch,only thing I ever lost was some shingles and a metal shed.It still is amazing the power these storms have and the selective damage they make.Be safe out there, Tell John to watch out for low leaping kangaroos. Sam & Donna..

  2. I guess you are heading south for the winter? We too will be heading that way come March 1. We are so excited about finally getting to go and retire from the everyday rush. No more getting up early for w%^k. Drinking coffee on the patio after a long walk...which reminds me I need to pack our lounge chairs.

  3. It's so sad to see all the damage, but we're very glad you guys are OK.

  4. So sad that Hattiesburg was hit badly by that twister...We were heading toward Biloxi...but never made it...Den was stationed there in the Air Force...Hopefully next time.

  5. Wow, tornadoes can be sooo scary. I'm glad we don't really have them here, not like that anyhow. Looks like a hurricane ripped through. :-(