We have all heard about the drought in Texas. Laurie’s sister lives outside of Austin and whenever we talk with her, the drought is a prime topic. So yes, we knew about the drought, yet to see it first hand is totally different. Today we passed fields of crops that were totally brown and others that were struggling to survive. Crossing bridges we saw little to no water where rivers and lakes should be. We don’t know how much water Texas needs to get back to normal levels yet it has to be a large amount.
Tickfaw State Park — Birds chirping, wind rustling in the trees, and a beautiful blue sky, what more could you want for relaxation. That is what we experienced and more at Tickfaw State Park in Springfield, LA. Our time spent at the park was very relaxing and that is exactly what we needed.
Carriere, MS – Up early. Watch the sun come up over the pond. Put up with the welfare ducks. Fix breakfast. Decide that we’re going to make a small repair to the RV – 10 minutes tops. Of course I didn’t plan on the wall of the RV being a very hard surface so I had to drill a pilot hole, or moisture getting to the drill and not being able to change the screw driver to a drill bit in order to drill a pilot hole. We found ourselves an hour later after our project thinking that a Blood Mary would definitely be in order. This begins a search of the RV for Blood Mary makings only to be disappointed. We decided that a Margarita could take the place of the Bloody Mary even if it was just 10:15 in the morning — hell; it’s got to be 5 PM SOMEPLACE! Continue reading
You’ve heard the chant of Tiger Stadium:
We decided this year we needed to get back to basics and begin to look around for a more down to earth football team where football was more community, honor, pride and sportsmanship. So, bye-bye Big Business College Football LSU (we sold our season tickets) and enter the Itawamba Community College Indians from Fulton, MS. A friend is the Offensive Coordinator for the Itawamba Indians and so we hitched up Cajunville and headed north to the matchup between the Indians and the Pearl River Community College Wildcats in Poplarville, MS. Continue reading
Rabbits are everywhere! Where did they come from and what are they doing in the middle of a cosmopolitan area? We were in Bayou Segnette State Park in Westwego, Louisiana across the Mississippi River from New Orleans. The rabbits were the first thing we noticed driving into the RV Park section. A Park Ranger told us the rabbits have few predators and lots of feeding ground. There was a fox in the area until Wildlife and Fisheries relocated him to the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain. Every so often Coyotes will come through the park and get a few rabbits. We enjoyed watching the rabbits feed and play. In fact, we could get within four or five feet of the rabbits before they scampered off. At one point we counted 75 rabbits before we decided to stop counting. Continue reading
Over the August 21st weekend Laurie and I went camping with two other couples. First of all we have VERY SHORT memories because it was very HOT! We went camping several weeks ago and decided that until it cooled off, we’d defer camping until it was more pleasant – lol. It seems we’re typical Cajuns, give us a day off and we require retraining. How soon we forget. I’m able to poke fun at Cajuns in general because Laurie and I are both at least 50% Cajun. Continue reading
Vidalia, LA – Where the hell is Vidalia? Across the Mississippi River from Natchez, MS. Ah, Natchez – Antebellum homes, hooped skirts, Confederate uniforms, Southern grace. Yes, Natchez has all that and more. Yet one thing it does not have is an RV Park on the river. Vidalia, on the other hand, has River View RV Park which sits on the banks of the Mississippi River, just down river from the bridge. There is a walking trail along the river, no bikes, which is great for exercising and enjoying the view. Continue reading
We’re really not “beach people” — so what the heck are we doing in Gulf Shores, AL? Well, we’re water people; coastal dwellers; sea food lovers; and we love the salty air and atmosphere a coast provides. So at least once per year (this year in May) we make our way to Gulf Shores, AL, to Bay Breeze RV Park on the Northern shore of the Ft Morgan peninsular about half way between Gulf Shores and Ft Morgan. Continue reading