Season's Greetings! Apparently there is something about Mississippi. I'm not sure exactly what it is, but it's become really special to us. We have left Laurel as I write this, and are now in Crystal Springs at a Harvest Host- a delightful couple in the middle of nowhere. But let me catch you up on our visit to Laurel.
We actually stayed in Laurel for 2 months as workampers. And I learned much about the office work and Mike got certified to fill propane. I won't go into detail about the personnel issues that we experience, because the owner, Chuck Norris -(yes, you read that right, but just not THAT one) is a soft spoken southern gentleman, with much on his plate, and a genuinely kind man.
To be fair, the campground wasn't the reason for going. As you have read in previous posts, I am a fan of HGTV and this is our 3rd visit here. I wanted to come and spend time in downtown Laurel during Christmas, hoping it would be as special as I imagined. And it didn't disappoint.
This was taken at The Prancer Path. Local companies from the area sponsor trees and the proceeds go to multiple charities in the area. These are just a sampling, there were tons of them. If you look closely, you will see Freda enjoying the outing as well.
We spent a fair bit of our visits, walking around and usually ending up at The Buzzard's Roost. Let's just say if we lived here full time, this would be our spot. They have great food, unique cocktails, and a great atmosphere. The woman that owns it has been on "Home Town" twice and she is just a sweet in person, as she appears on television.
Laurel is a pretty special town and we enjoyed getting to know some of the locals, and seeing the decorations along the streets. We also stopped at The Scent Library for some really great smelling candles. All in all, I'm glad we went, in spite of a bit of drama at the campground.
I'll close this blog with the following tid bit: Going sledding looks a little different here.
Next stop; Vidalia, Louisiana. Looking forward to spending time on the Mississippi River again. We are wishing you all a very Happy New Year, and can't wait to share more stories from the road....
Until then...Be Well, Be Happy, and Safe Travels