Local Museum and Regional Insights
Trip Start Jan 09, 2009
99Trip End Jun 01, 2009
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This morning Don spoke briefly with another couple who had tried to drive I-10 after dark and who had spent much of the night in the parking lot of a Cracker Barrel because there were so many deer on the highway that they did not feel comfortable. They rolled into the park about 9:30 this morning and headed off to visit the museum. Our morning was spent doing housekeeping things and in the afternoon we ventured into town also.
Discussions with the volunteer revealed that the major employers of the region are the schools and the federal penitentiaries. There are three federal institutions in the immediate area and I believe that two of them have had riots since Christmas. Hearing this left us with a less comfortable feeling about staying in the area!
The park we are in is simple - gravel parking spots with hydro waste disposal and water. it emptied quickly this morning as it seems that many people returning north from 'the valley' use it as a stopover rather than a destination. The gal at the desk was so happy when Don told her we would stay two nights so that we could visit the museum!