Chicot (She-co) State Park is within the boundaries of Evangeline Parish, Louisiana. Now, I’ve never tried squirrel gumbo or squirrel head soup, so I can’t knock it, but it is a pretty big deal here. So much so the schools in Evangeline Parish are closed on the opening day of squirrel season. The event name “Squirrel Day” was recently changed to “Budget Day,” I’m sure for political reasons. Our campground hosts, Dave and Patty have squirrel in their freezer. I know this because they showed us. They too sold their home, and are full time RV’ers.
We walked the park arboretum. A beautiful 90 minute hike. Leaving the arboretum we (I) took a wrong turn, upon correction Deb spotted an alligator. Our first gator, that was exciting. It’s been said, “One good turn deserves another.
The month of October is “Parktober” month in LA. State Parks. Camping is discounted 45%. Site #67 is costing $17 per night. In addition to Parktober, Halloween also creates a big draw in the LA State Parks. The local town kids join the park kids and everyone goes camper-to-camper trick or treating. It was a lot of fun handing out candy and seeing the costumes. Our 140 candy bars only lasted 45 minuets. Our neighbors Russ and Jan had more than enough to cover for us. It was great fun.
Saturday was a full day. Arboretum in the morning, trick-or-treat in the after noon, and Cajun music in the evening. We drove 27 miles and for $5 per ticket we went to the production of “RENDEZ VOUS des CAJUN” at the Liberty Theater in Eunice, LA. I did not know that an accordion can only play in two keys. Fun Fact: Deb’s mom played an accordion.
One more thing. When we arrived back at our campsite neighbor Jan fed us hamburger and Boudin. I love Jan, and Boudin.