Best Western Oakdale Inn
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- Swimming pool
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Today was a relatively uneventful day; we are heading back toward New Orleans and picking up a couple of NPS sites en route. Our first stop was Big Thicket National Preserve. This is the general area where, a few years ago, a Cornell University team declared that they had discovered a living Ivory Billed Woodpecker. (If you don't know that story--it's a great one. Read all about it here.) This is a highly contentious claim, and ...
Oh great. Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal just declared a state of emergency for this weekend for the hurricane headed to the coast. We better beat it outta here tomorrow, long pedal flat.
Nice drive in the back roads. We saw miles, and miles of sugar cane, and got to one spot where they were harvesting this stuff. Wow, big machines, lots of them, heavy-loaded trucks.
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 ...
... no hot water! Surprise of the day, we only had to pay $7/night...for the life of us, we can't figure out how the office came up with that figure. Sherry, the good person that she is, tried explaining the math, but they insisted. $14. Ok. Thanks. We like Louisiana math but I don't think I should try using it at work! ;-) Early night tonight. Long road trip tomorrow, will be gone by daybreak. Next stop, Roswell, New Mexico! Will be on the lookout for aliens!!! Thanks for ...
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 ...