Travel Blogs from Alexandria
After a short 4 hour drive from Dallas we made it to our campsite in Louisiana. We are pretty central in Louisiana staying in a national park right on a lake. Assuming there are no alligators it will be refreshing to swim in it because the humidity here is not very fun. We met our camp hosts at the campground and there were about as typical southerners as you could be. They had a sandwich size ziploc of chewing tobacco that I'm pretty sure they finished in about an hour. They ...
After a light shower overnight (we stayed dry), today was absolutely perfect. We relaxed all day, doing our own little things. Sherry read her book on a float in the water, Debby laid on her lawn chair in the sun, and I went for a long walk exploring the campground. We had grilled pork chops (not squirrel) for dinner, with wild rice, and French cut green beans with sautéed onions and mushrooms. The bathhouse showers are nasty here (thank God for shower shoes) and tonight was ...
We made it! We're all set up and relaxing! The truck pulled the camper like a dream. Sherry is a great driver! The weather is beautiful. We rode the whole way with the windows down and AC off! Debby hung a clothesline for the first time. Woo hoo! She also killed a scorpion for me in the camper, but that wasn't the scariest thing that's happened so far.... Earlier this afternoon, while driving with the windows down, I turned around ...
... a great part of it's route.
It was a lot more work than we had anticipated. With the temperature in the high sixties and the obvious humidity, it took it's toll, so to speak. We heard way more birds than we actually saw. They are extremely quick to disappear and must have learned their "dartiness" from the local drivers, or vise versa.
Back at the coach, we had lunch and I was forced to take a nap. When ...
... problem with visiting such places. The rich and the slaves...the whole concept really gets to me.
We went to lunch at a recommended restaurant, the Cajun Landing. Or server was happy to see folks from Montana and kept giving us extras aka "complimentary" things to try. We had an excellent seafood bisque made with a roux. It gave the liquid a gravy-like look and was extremely tasty. The salad dressing failed, in my opinion, but I'm spoiled ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking