On the road all Morning...

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

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Jude Travel Park

Flag of United States  , Louisiana
Friday, March 4, 2011

We got out of Lake Fausse Pointe Campground by nine in the morning.  We had over one hundred and sixty miles of hard travelin' to do today.  The route was very circuitous, on country roads, through small towns, on two lane state roads, interstate highways and in very heavy traffic.  What with the Mardi Gras festivities well under way, there are travelers all over the area.  Several times we experienced minor "grid lock" as the cars on the interstate slowed to allow even MORE cars to enter the fray.  And there was rain... it rained for over half of the trip, causing even more excitement.  The area is covered with raised highways and an unbelievable number of bridges.  There's green everywhere!  You do remember green, don't you?  These wetlands support a huge amount of life, both flora and fauna.  Even from the interstate, we saw dozens of egrets feeding in the wetlands.  Quite a difference from home good ol' Montana.  They stay where they belong and don't dart in front of your vehicle like the deer at home.  

We're well situated now, in a park about five miles from the French Quarter.  Our hosts, Marla and Kevin are the best.  They made us feel at home immediately upon arrival.  Much info and advice was ours for the asking.  Due to the high winds and rain, we're laying low... that's the right word isn't it Lisa?  Anyway, we'll continue exploration tomorrow and get back to y'all.  Oh yes, the park pool and hot tub are right out of Shorty's door.  I had all I could do to keep him from dippin' his Michelins into the water and restin' a spell.  Oh that Shorty, he's Da Boss!   ...'cept for Lynnie, of course.

Pictures to follow tomorrow.  Thanks for being along with us.  We couldn't do it without you.
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