There is a lot of water in Louisiana that means you need a lot of bridging. The 24-mile bridge from Mandeville to New Orleans was the longest; the Huey P. Long was the most interesting. It is the longest elevated train track in the U.S. Very impressive. We crossed “The Heuy” each time we drove from… Continue reading New Orleans – The Huey P. Long & Destrehan Plantation
Pigs and wild boars are a problem at Fontainebleau State Park. They root up the ground looking for acorns. The staff tells me there are over 200 pigs rooting around. It has been 3 years since they last dealt with the dirty little piggies. Lake Pontchartrain separates the park from New Orleans. Monday we will… Continue reading Kiss my Bay
Minimizing a lifetime of belongings into a RAM truck and 238 sq feet requires a lot of letting go. Every square foot including the storage area has some value. Silly me, I’m still hauling around a large tub of photo albums. I wonder if my electric drill trumps Deb’s hair dryer? Fortunately fondness, emotional ties,… Continue reading Retirement Speed
Calling to transfer our travel trailer insurance coverage from one unit to the other, the agent discovered a 2-year-old claim. “Looks as if I have to remove your claim free discount.” “What was the claim?” “Looks like you had a glass chip repaired two years ago.” “So how much does this affect my rate?” with… Continue reading Windshield Glass Chip
It went something like this, “Let’s go out for breakfast.” “OK, where?” “Here’s one, the Ugly Café.” “OK”. We discover the restaurant was closed. I should have taken a photo, it was very ugly. A very busy restaurant was only 2 blocks away, Lea's. Lea Johnson had a good thing going at one point, but now… Continue reading Save it here, spend it there.
The open road, adventure, wonderment, it appeals to the romantic. No lawn mower, no mortgage, simply thousands upon thousands of miles of open road. My grandfather traveled around the world several times. Spain was his favorite. How did he do it, and keep his wits about him? Before we left MN our most wonderful Thursday… Continue reading High Speed – at Low Speed
My laptop screen is black, and unit has aged to the point where Apple does not service it anymore. We relocated to Indian Creek Recreation Area. Posting with iPhone is tedious. Last night tornado warnings got us out of bed, and into the "Very tall Ram". We did not hear the sound of a freight… Continue reading Macbook Air Bummer
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… Continue reading Squirrel Head Gumbo
Stay - Type Cost - Amenities Dates Comments FL, Niceville, Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park 21.00 Electric/water/dump station 12/10 - 12/13 Nice gulf shore drive, 45 MPH AL, Gulf Shores, Gulf Shores State Park 42.00 Electric/water/sewer and much more 11/26 - 12/09 20 miles of bike trails in the park, nice beach, met Greens in restaurant… Continue reading LOG BOOK 2018
Before we retired Deb bought a 2018 Flagstaff 26FKSB (Travel trailer) sight unseen. It was in Bossier City, Louisiana (LA). We transitioned into the new unit on Thursday 10/18, but because of a failed component we are still camped at Cypress Black Bayou Campground and waiting for Tuesday’s service appointment. Fortunately we didn’t motor on down the… Continue reading Keeping the joy, you betcha!