|Houston May 10th & 11th:
Our last night in Vidalia, LA it rained hard all night and in the morning we had to pack it up in the rain. And then for about the first 80 miles out of town we ran through heavy rain. Glad to finally get out of the rain. They have had so much rain here that a lot of the fields are flooded and drainage ditches on the side of road were full to the brim. Much more and we would have had flooded roads with which to contend.
We have been driving on mostly two lane secondary roads since we left home. Actually driving through rural America is quite interesting. We are constantly surprised to see how much farm land there is across the country. Going through Oakdale, Louisiana we saw mile after mile of nursery farms that were growing anything from sod to trees. We also came across a lot of corn, sorghum and soybean fields along with rice patties.
In Lake Charles, LA, we picked up our first interstate highway, I-10. It was rough going. A lot of the interstate highways are in terrible shape. I would rather drive on the secondary roads. A lot of construction is in progress on I-10 between Lake Charles and Houston so lanes are narrow with concrete barriers on one side or both. However, somehow the motorhome and our nerves held together in spite of it all.
In Houston, we are just going to lay low for a couple of days. The weather is not that good and we need to restock and cool our jets for awhile. The campground that we are in is fairly new with a small lake. As with many campgrounds, a lot of the RV's in them are being used as permanent residences and there are a lot of transient workers. This campground even has a few permanent small homes, which we have seen a lot of in Florida. I have attached a picture.
On Sunday, we are going to move to San Antonio for a few days.