Gulf Islands National Seashore, Fontainebleau & New Orleans

Shana, a 1958 Shasta Airflyte Deluxe, camped at Gulf Islands National Seashore near Ocean Springs, Mississippi traveling a total 1047 miles through 4 states. On the way to Gulf Islands National Seashore, our retro red vintage camper received 13 compliments. With temperatures ranging from 41℉-76℉ between Saturday, April 3, 2021 and Wednesday, April 7, 2021, Bennett Burgess, Cannon Burgess, Kimber Burgess, Matt Burgess, Ruby Burgess, Teagan Burgess camped 3 nights at campsite #16 near Ocean Springs. Learn more information about camping with a travel trailer at Gulf Islands National Seashore in Mississippi by going to

For one night of our campout in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, we stranded Shana at the campground as we found accommodation on the 19th floor of the Beau Rivage hotel. The 19th floor of the Beau Rivage is one of 2 “Stay Well” floors where rooms come with well-being amenities like an air purifier, specialty lighted alarm clock and infused shower head. On top of enjoying the fresh room, tv and sun-bathing, we found some luck playing games in the arcade and at blackjack tables on the floor.

After our stay in Ocean Springs we stayed 4 nights in Cabin 11 at Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville, Louisiana. The cabin sits on concrete pillars above the north shore water of Lake Pontchartrain with screened porch views of New Orleans skyline and cars passing over the 23.83 mile causeway bridge. A busy day trip was in order to sample beignets, po-boys, trolleys and the many sights and sounds of New Orlean’s French Quarter.