Into the Green of Spring...
Trip Start Dec 24, 2010
159Trip End Jun 01, 2011
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Lake Fosse Pointe
Today's drive was a challenge. I'm pretty well used to the wind, but a new element raised it's ugly head: rough road. When we hit the aging concrete on I-10 we were truly shaken to see how bad it is. I had been warned by a fellow from Florida about how bad this road is east of N'Orleans, but now we've experienced it first hand. Even the flour canister bounced out of an upper cabinet and spread it's contents all over the kitchen floor. Drawers bounced open and the toaster rolled over in submission.
When we left that nefarious highway, we were soon on two lane, narrow roads along various levees. Curvy but in much better repair. We took our time and reveled in the new growth of spring coming. We saw many apiaries being set up for summer and lots of green. It's a great color, green and gives us hope. Soon, believe it or not, it will hit the Nort'land and you too will be happy to see it.
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park is a bit remote by the standards of places we've stayed. It's surrounded by various types of water: a lake, of course, but also bayous, pools and swamps
As usual, we're back at Shorty's Place now, right near the water. We're in Site 48 and there's a small dock with benches not far from the Coach. It a little over seventy five degrees as I write this at five o'clock. Some beautiful clouds adorn the sky, just waiting to contribute to an amazing sunset. We're here just one night, unfortunately, but will be coming to you from New Orleans tomorrow. It's about one hundred and sixty miles from here and Lynnie says "That's not bad, is it Ralph?" She'll drive someday again, I hope. It was a bit difficult prying her fingers from the wheel last time, but I have even more hope that she'll give it a try again. In the Dakotas, maybe. Au Revoir from Dis Place...