A Low-key Day
Trip Start Dec 31, 2012
94Trip End May 04, 2013
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I got the virtual paper read and did my usual stuff. When Lynn got up, she asked if I were interested in some French toast for breakfast. Not wanting to break her heart, I agreed. We had some of the bacon that I had cooked out on the barbecue left. It added greatly to the enjoyment.
After we had cleaned up the dishes and all, we drove the mile and a half to the entry area and added a third day to our stay. We tried to do it yesterday, but the woman there said that they couldn't do it until the day of the night of the extended stay. Whatever that means... Sounds like a government plan to me. With that done, however we started our hike on the Nature Trail right near the "Smokey Bear" sign near the entry to the park
The trail is nearly four miles long. It' hilly and covered with long, red pine needles and leaves from the many deciduous trees along it. The gal at the sign-up place said that it had all been "booshwacked", so we should find it in good shape. There were signs of a heavy rainfall all along the trail, with some muddy areas and water in the low spots. The trail itself follows the shoreline of this lake in a great part of it's route.
It was a lot more work than we had anticipated. With the temperature in the high sixties and the obvious humidity, it took it's toll, so to speak. We heard way more birds than we actually saw. They are extremely quick to disappear and must have learned their "dartiness" from the local drivers, or vise versa.
Back at the coach, we had lunch and I was forced to take a nap. When I had arisen, I heard Lynn talking outside. She regularly checks in with friends and tries to add some support to them as best she can. It's something we both like to do. In my mind, we're all here to do our best to help those in need. It makes life much more worthwhile and gives one a sense of appreciation and gratitude
The rigs started rolling in at about three o'clock. The weekend is on it's way, I reckon. Since we are "Endless Weekenders", it doesn't affect us much, but it's interesting to see the varied group that shows. It's nice to see folks without white hair enjoying camping with their kids.
We'll be moving on tomorrow through Baton Rouge to another state park. It's called Tickfaw State park. We'll stay their for two nights. We find that staying in the outback gives us more of a sense of peace. The rates are right and just having electricity simplifies our life. Just have to have that microwave. We still are using Lynn's grandmother's stove-top percolator. It's easily over a hundred years old and makes excellent coffee. We're not coffee snobs, but are perking Yuban now and recently found a favorite, Community Coffee, only found here in Louisiana. It's a good-un.
More tomorrow or thereabouts... Pics included this eve, if I get my assets in gear.