Friday, March 13, 2009

Farewell to Texas

After nearly 4 months in Texas, yesterday, around noon, we bid farewell to Texas and Hello to Louisiana as we crossed the state line. It's been awhile since I posted any new state signs!
We stopped at the welcome center rest area just across the state line and had a quick lunch before continuing on to Breaux Bridge and Poche's Fish-n-Camp for the night. What a find! We would never have known about this gem of a campground had it not been for Sandra and Gordon, and Passport America. Finding the park was a little tricky, but we did get there and settled.
We were parked along one of the several large ponds on the property. This was our view from our side window, across the pond to another section where rv's were parked:

I have a feeling there are some good meals cooked on this barbeque:


Pretty area!


We got up early this morning so I could walk before we got back on the road for today's journey. We ended up changing our planned route and stop for tonight. We originally planned to take I-59 north through Meridian, Mississippi. But after we thought about it and talked about it, we ended up taking I-55 north through Jackson, and have stopped at Canton for the night.
Another state sign:



The first part of the trip we had clouds but no rain. A short distance after we crossed the state line into Mississippi, the rain started, and has not stopped. We stopped for fuel at Lovel's Travel Stop in Canton, and paid $1.81 (cash price) for diesel. That's the lowest we've paid. We're parked for the night at Movietown RV park, just outside Canton.
We've been a little concerned about getting a spot with hookups at the Allegro Campground in Red Bay. This is one of their busy times, when snowbirds are on their way north after spending the winter in the south. When we got settled this afternoon, Jim gave them a quick call, and it looks like there will be a few spots open, so we will be heading out early in the morning for the last leg of our journey to Red Bay.
Thank all of you for your congratulatory comments on my weight loss. It feels good to achieve this, now the real challenge is continuing to lose, and maintaining that loss!

1 comment:

Sandra said...

Thanks for the honorable mention in your blog. Glad you liked Poche's. I notice you didn't comment on how beautiful Movietown is. LOL. Keep those fire ants away!