2015 Texas Trek travel blog

Today's Route

Forest fire outside of Livingston, TX yesterday

Leaving Texas

Hello Louisiana

VPP Star Site near Westlake, LA

Winnie is in Site 118 at A+ Motel and RV Park in...

The Fit next to a jacked up Dodge pickup at Holliers

Sue eating crawfish off of a stranger's table

Giant rocking chair on the porch at Holliers

We just had to get a picture


We said adios to Texas today and headed south and east to Louisiana. I'm not saying we're glad to leave Texas, but it sure has been an interesting visit. I arrived at the beginning of May and it seemed like it would never stop raining. Rain, floods, and tornados followed us from the Dallas area to San Antonio. We finally got a respite when we arrived in San Angelo. After some work we headed to the Gulf coast where we were greeted by Tropical Storm Bill which brought a storm surge that drove us out of out campsite near the water to the "high" ground in the center of the park on the first day and then attempted to sleep through tropical storm winds at night. The lesson learned is when everyone leaves the campground, it's time for us to leave also. Despite the weather, we enjoyed our visit to Texas and will be back again, in the spring or fall.

Our stop in Lake Charles is just for the night. We went to dinner at Holliers Cajun Kitchen and had grilled shrimp. Not Cajun, but we'll have some more time to eat local food in the next couple of days. The special for the night was a Cajun Crawfish Boil, but I've had crawfish before and there is too much work for the reward of tasty meat. I went to the register to pay the bill and when I walked back Sue was eating some crawfish off the plate of another couple. You can dress her up, but you can't take her out. She did agree with me after trying a couple that they are a lot of work to eat.

We pulled into the A+ Motel and RV Park early this afternoon. I went to the office and asked if they had any sites available and the guy behind the counter said they were full because of a softball tournament in town. A camp host came in and asked how badly we wanted a site there for the night. He said that one of the host's sites was available because he just quit yesterday and pulled out. We got Site 118 right next to the adult pool. We were going to go for a swim because it was so hot, but it turned out the adult pool was open to everyone today because the family pool was closed. It was jammed with kids, so we didn't swim today. Too bad because it was really hot in Winnie as we couldn't run both AC units without over amping. This hasn't been a problem until today. I guess it was just too hot and was overloading the AC unit's. Hope this doesn't continue. Stay tuned.

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