I forgot to mention that the campground we stayed in at Vicksburg was a private one, also level sites and showers with not one--not two--not three- but FOUR hooks in each one. It wasn't a fancy place--cement floors and walls --but very clean with excellent hot water and pressure. And hooks.
We arrived here shortly after noon yesterday and debated our plans. We want to visit the Poverty Point National Monument, site of the largest prehistoric earthworks in North America. It was the center of a culture 3000 years ago. But the forecast for the afternoon was rain moving in about 2:00 so we decided to save it for today. We had our lunch and went for a bike ride along the lake, watching out for bears of course.
We then kicked back the rest of the afternoon--Boo was able to get the golf tournament on TV and I read and napped. It never rained. We had supper and settled in for Downton Abbey. It still didn't rain. But I woke up in the night to hear rain pounding the roof and it hasn't quit since. My official estimate is A LOT. There is a lake around our fire ring and picnic table. No bears, though.
Accuweather says the rain will end in about 2 hours. We'll see how 'accu' that is. Hopefully we can visit the site this afternoon.
Tomorrow we are scheduled to head west again to Tyler, Texas and the forecast is for severe storms with hail, high winds and a possible tornado. Maybe we'd rather have bears.