C'mon, you can do better than this!
Mar 21, 2010
Apr 30, 2010
Where I stayed
Whispering Meadows RV Campground, Westlake, LA
Sorry, no photos. On second thought, I didn't take any because I didn't want to be reminded of this place. We stayed the night here because (being strong Type A personalities) we wanted the LA decal on our Roadtrek map. Some/all of you have driven the I-95 corridor where it crosses the Delaware Memorial Bridge and hits the bottom end of the NJ Turnpike? Remember the chemical plants/oil refineries you see on both sides once you cross the river? Ditto for Westlake, LA. A hint: the next town over is called "Sulphur." Chevron has a horizon to horizon refinery as you get off, and the gas station sells fuel for twenty cents more than 10 miles in either direction. Three miles north to the campground, through fast food heaven. We actually passed a decrepit looking tire place that had a sign about their tires: "Buy or rent." How'd you like to be the Repo man hunting down the guy who was in arrears on his rented Camaro tires? Less said the better about this place. I have to add that when we filled up the RT just before the Westlake stop, I noticed a nail in the left rear tire. Big problem you say? Maybe it didn't go through the casing? Maybe we'll be fine? Uh, no. I checked the pressure next morning and it was definitely leaking. As we drove west on I-10 wondering what to do, I noticed a "Bridgestone" sign, did a U turn and got absolutely first rate treatment - quick, efficient, friendly - and had the puncture repaied in 30 minutes for $17 dollars. All the bilious things I was going to say about our drive through Louisiana? Fuggedaboutit.