For an unusual vacation with a small RV one should consider going to Mississippi. One should start by taking a people only ferry from Biloxi to Ship Island. The ferry is a relaxing one hour ride to the island and many people report seeing dolphins during their rides. The ferry company has been in continual operation since 1926 and is still operated by the original family, the Skrmetta. Once on the island visitors can enjoy a day of playing on some of the nation’s most spectacular white sand beaches. While on the island visitors can enjoy a tour of Historic Fort Massachusetts which was begun in 1856. The Fort was one of the last masonry forts constructed and all the rooms have vaulted ceilings to support the weight of the cannons placed on top. The island serves as a protected area against hurricanes hitting the larger populated areas.
Returning to Biloxi, Mississippi, visitors with a small RV will enjoy Beauvoir which is the presidential home of Jefferson Davis the confederate leader during the entire Civil War. The area is very quiet and peaceful. Guests will enjoy the oyster creek in particular. The area has undergone extensive rebuilding since Katrina and has been hurt by the lack of tourists caused by the BP oil spill.
Visitors with a small RV will particularly enjoy the great fishing in this area. One activity that should be done is the 70 minute Biloxi Shrimp Tour which has been in business since 1955. Visitors will be entertained with guitar music before the trip. They will then be educated as you will see actual shrimp nets cast. Visitors can then return for a wonderful shrimp meal as they learn to clean and prepare the shrimp.
Those interested in art really need to visit the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum. This new museum, which was built in the wake of Katrina houses the works of George E. Ohr who was known as the Mad Potter of Biloxi. The new museum which was designed by Frank Gehry and cost $35 million is made of many smaller galleries and unusual metalwork and strange angles. Southern Living Magazine has named the new museum the best new museum. Ohr’s work in ceramics is known for its extremely thin walls which he somehow managed to twist and pinch into very unusual shapes. He also used a wide variety of glazes most of them containing metal.