The sandhill crane visitor center closed at 3:00 so we decided to save that and headed for downtown Ocean Springs. One of the gems in their crown is the Walter Anderson Art Museum. Anderson was a local artist who brought much attention to the barrier islands with his work. The museum is attached to the community center, which he decorated with murals a fee of one dollar. Fascinating place.
We finished the day with steak grilled over our campfire, baked potatoes and fresh asparagus with roasted red pepper and garlic seasoning. Yum. The local news included dire warnings about temperatures dipping below freezing--possibly even the 20s--during the night, with the sort of cautions we get in Iowa when the forecast is for lows around -25 with wind chills around -40. They don't however give out time limits before frostbite like the northern forecasts.