We tried to get an earlier start today but a low tire pressure warning delayed us. We drove into Trinity where we found a tire repair shop where we could actually park with the trailer. They were able to fix the tire right away & we were on the road about 10:15. Our views for most of today's drive was trees, trees & more trees! We were driving thru the Texas Piney Woods & started out on the Texas Forest Trail but they also grow a lot of pine trees commercially. We saw trees of all sizes & some plots that had been recently cleared (very messy!).
The trees were interrupted by a couple of huge reservoirs - Sam Rayburn & Toledo Bend. And we finally left Texas - after 3-1/2 days total driving time. But the view didn't change right away. East Texas & West Louisiana are very similar & tree growing is big business in Louisiana, too. But they call them tree plantations in Louisiana. Ha!
We did eventually get to Louisiana's cotton growing area - lots of huge fields of cotton. Some fields were picked & cleared with cotton modules along the edge. Other fields were picked but not cleared & others had been defoliated but not picked. We passed a cotton plantation & gin not too far from Vidalia that gives tours - historic & current - so we're looking forward to taking the tour while they're still processing the cotton.
We got to River View RV Park & Resort about 4:00. When we went to check in, the manager came out & did our welcome orientation immediately. But we finally got parked in our space, Callie walked (what a view from the river levee!) & dinner made. Tomorrow we'll finish getting set up & check out some of the area. More later...