It is an amazing facility that contains 48 parks, including 5 campsites. We discovered it while searching for a spot to stay for one night. The campground was the most beautiful we have found in our travels in the Adventure Bus.
And only $20 per night, with all services. So we stayed 3 nights.
Boating and fishing are the main forms of recreation there:
Apparently there is a catfish in the reservoir the size of a Volkswagen. Or so we were told. I wouldn't want to see that thing on the end of my line!
When we visit a new area we like to spend one day checking out an interesting feature of that area. Did you know that Jackson is one of only four cities in the United States that are located on an extinct volcano? It is said to be under the coliseum:
So we headed out to see what we could learn. Not much. The coliseum was not open that day.
Next on the agenda was a visit to the biggest event happening in Jackson that day. The Grand Opening of Mississippi's largest outlet mall. They were expecting huge crowds and were prepared for them with a heavy parking control and police presence:
And the media was there hyping the place:
The mall itself was the usual but this kiosk interested me the most:
I'm not sure what the message was. There was no one overseeing it and the musical instruments were not protected by a glass case. Yet no one touched it. Interesting.
And this shop caught Arch's attention:
The cookies were delicious.
When we left the mall we decided to stop for a late lunch, early supper. We do this a lot. It saves on making lunch AND supper. The meal needs a name of its own. Lupper maybe. Anyway, we chose a restaurant called Georgia Blue:
We are having a problem finding small local restaurants and this restaurant, one of a chain of three, was as close as we could come here. The food, which they bill as sophisticated southern cuisine, was interesting, delicious and unique and our server outstanding. We spent a lot of time chatting with her and when we asked for the bill she said "there is no bill - I had so much fun hearing about your trip that I am paying for your lunch." What a pleasant end to our day in Jackson.