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Today we stopped in Mississippi at the Stennis Space Center. This is a NASA test center where engines are test fired.
We saw where the Saturn 5 rockets, Shuttle and now the SLS engines are tested.
The Linear Aerospike Engine for the cancelled X-33 was also fired here.
It was worth the stop since it was on our way and a convenient stop. Doesn't really compare to Kennedy Space Center but it was interesting none the less.
Staying at Martin Lake Resort which is a definite stretch! It is mobile home park not an rv park, with old fifth wheels and campers that people call home. There is a nice lake and a pool. We drove down along the gulf and stopped to take pictures of the carved trees damaged during Katrina. Absolutely beautiful! Had dinner at BBQ joint that had wonderful reviews but we didn't like it as much. However the owner was so friendly it made up for it. Leave tomorrow for ...
... our meal. I never through I would see that day that I would be tearing the heads of off the shrimp and enjoying "chicken of the sea" to the extent I did. Clarence, Jim and Katie relaxed by the fire in the gathering place at the resort while Gail and I alked over to the casino to use our acquired points we earned the evening before. Happy to report my gambling account grew a little ...
... used only once, in a brief battle with the aforementioned Union ship, the Massachusetts. The ship eventually retreated, and the Confederates called it a victory, but they abandoned the fort soon after. The fortifications and emplacements were eventually finished, but the full complement of guns was never installed, and in about 1905, the guns that were there were sold for scrap. The guy who bought them apparently lost interest ...
... want to see something, then STOP! Enjoy the ride and everything there is to see and do along the way. Otherwise, you’ll be wishing you had if you didn’t. It helps to find places ahead of time by searching online or viewing other motorcyclists’ itineraries (on the map sites mentioned earlier). To avoid having to keep unfolding then refolding the map while on the bike, I sometimes use an app called CamScanner to take a photo of the exact portion of the map we ...