Sunshine Galore!

Trip Start Dec 24, 2010
Trip End Jun 01, 2011

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Sam Houston Jones State Park

Flag of United States  , Louisiana
Tuesday, March 1, 2011

We awoke today to a temperature of fifty-five degrees in the Motorhome.  I turned on the furnace for the first time in a couple of weeks and soon it was cozy.  Outside it got down to forty six without any wind.  We ate breakfast and set out to explore the local area a bit more.  In searching for the longest train, we came upon several ponds in the area as well as the river once again.  We saw several "quick" birds along side of the road.  The reddish orange ones again, but too quick for me.  The ponds were very reflective and filled with new things for us to see.  New ducks, turtles, a goose and other things.  The trees in the water are cyprus trees and live well in this environment  The turtles are a variety called Poads.  They look a lot like the little turtles we bought at the carnival when we were kids growing up in Butte.  Those days are gone now, fortunately.  It's a pleasure to see fur and fowl free to roam in their natural environment.

We left for town then.  As a westerner, I've had a hankerin' for a cheeseburger for a few days, so we stopped at Wendy's and had one each.  The put sweet pickles on them and it's a new and tasty treat.  then we went to the local hospital and had some routine lab work done.  The folks there were a bit slower than at the last place, but congenial and amazed at how cold y'all have had it, weatherwise.

More shopping followed.  I went to Autozone to buy some replacement bulbs for the interior and found them.  The manager was checking me out and couldn't get my credit card to finish processing.  He told me that the bulbs were his gift to me and wished us a safe trip.  Nice touch!

I had a nice visit with our Cajun next door neighbor.  He has a pronounced Cajun accent.  I spoke a bit of French with him and could understand more, which is not unusual.  He and his wife are from about thirty miles away and camp here often.  She tipped us off to a spot nearby, a church, that she suggest we visit.  It's near Lafayette and on our way to our next spot.  Then, I spoke with a couple from Quebec.  He speaks no English and she a little.  My French isn't adequate to make a decent, "sober" conversation, but we enjoyed our visit none the less.

We're home now and Lynnie is making potato salad to go along with our barbecued tube steaks.  That along with bread and a green salad will round out another great meal on the road.  Although my sense of taste isn't great, I do appreciate food that's well prepared.  Then, there's always condiments to include hot sauce and cayenne pepper to stimulate one's taste buds.  I'm thinking that I've added a few pounds since we've been on the road, but with the high humidity down here, it could be my clothes are shrinkin' a bit.  What do YOU think?  Prize for the most clever answer, Bonnie.  Relatives are not excluded.  Thanks for checking in.  We had over eleven hundred hits in February, thanks to y'all.
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