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May 3, 2019 - Lafayette, Louisiana

Today is a planned travel day. But, our plans often change. After breakfast, we look at the map. John sees a scenic route. We zero in on South Toledo Bend State Park. The park is on the border of Louisiana and Texas. We leave the RV Park and stop for gas. John wants to check tire pressures. He announces that one of the tires is getting pretty bad. Tires are something you want to do in “The City” if possible. We head back to the RV Park and check in for another night. There is a crazy roundabout by the park. We are just starting to get the...

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May 2, 2019 - Lafayette, Louisiana

We stay an extra day in Lafayette. The weather is beautiful. We drive ten miles to Vermilionville. It is a living history site. The Acadian, Native American and Creole Cultures are represented. We walk the site, stopping to talk with each of the costumed crafts people. It is an enjoyable way to spend the day. John gets to take another picture of an alligator. I get to feed some sheep. We have a very filling, delicious lunch. Next to Vermilionville is the Jean Lafitte Acadian Cultural Center. I get a stamp. We briefly tour the museum. There...

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May 1, 2019 - Lafayette, Louisiana

It’s a travel day. We are relocating to Lafayette. It’s less than an hour away but it is in the right direction. We have some city chores to take care of. The hinge on John’s computer has broken. The computer still works. At home, he would just leave it open. We decide it is time to invest in a new computer. Our first stop is Best Buy. We get a knowledgeable sales person. We put the computer on our Best Buy card. Our next stop is Walmart. We are low on supplies. We leave Walmart and see an Albertsons. They have better salad items. We head...

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Feb 8, 2019 - Lafayette, LA

Continued on I-10 to Lafayette, LA where we stayed at the Lafayette KOA. Absolutely one of the nicest RV parks we have ever stayed in. Beautiful large sites and the setting around a lake is beautiful. We stayed here two nights and would return for a longer stay another time. First meal of gulf shrimp. Nothing better. We visited the University of Louisiana-Lafayette campus, home of the Ragin' Cajuns. Gorgeous southern architecture on this campus. See pictures unfortunately taken with my I-phone so not as good as with Dale's camera. Loved the...

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Dec 26, 2015 - On the Road Again

25/12 Went out at 7pm to go to a jazz place, but the lineup was out the door & round the corner, so we roamed the streets & came across a jazz/blues band playing in the street. If it wasn't so hot, we would have stayed for longer. Bought a mango daiquiri, Ji bought fried chicken for dinner, & it was a good end to Christmas 𿎄 26/12 Got all packed up, and since checkout is not until 12pm, went for a stroll & found breakfast. Walked along Bourbon St & found a cafe with live music. Zachary & I had crawfish omelettes (of course), Darren a ham &...

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Oct 10, 2015 - Days 60-61 Lafayette, LA

October 9, Day 60 Morgan City to New Iberia, LA We drove a short 72 miles to New Iberia to a fairly new RV park, the Cajun RVera RV Resort. After setting up camp, we drove to the visitor’s center for information on what to see in the area. From the visitor’s center we drove to Avery Island and toured the Tabasco Factory. Tabasco sauce is a brand of hot sauce made exclusively from tabasco peppers, vinegar and salt. It is produced by the family owned McIlhenny Company of Louisiana. Tabasco sauce was first produced in 1868 by Edmund McIlhenny...

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Feb 4, 2015 - Quick Stop in Lafayette

Our original idea was to travel about 250 miles a day. We spent our first night in Northern Florida after traveling more than 400 miles. We made another 400 mile day and stopped in Lafayette to get an emergency shipment. When we left Brevard county our wonderful GPS (designed for Motorhomes) would not turn on. We really rely on its safe routing features. There are some places you do not want to take a Motorhome. It also provides weather and traffic updates. You can not find this GPS in stores. We looked all over. I ordered one from Amazon...

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Sep 16, 2014 - Day 11

Hi Everyone, Another interesting day in the Southern USA as we left Houston and travelled through Texas and some of the heaviest rain I have ever encountered in the USA before crossing early afternoon in Louisiana. Once in Louisiana we headed to the very southern town of New Iberia to take in what is a great example of a small Louisiana town as well as enjoy our now customary drink with a few of the locals and once again they did not let us down. The venue for our meet and greet this time was the Bourbon Bar on Main Street, a small bar with...

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Jun 10, 2014 - A New Perspective

The day after my first chemo, one of our sweet twin granddaughters, Allison, passed away peacefully and totally unexpectedly in her sleep. We were devastated beyond imagining. She was 16 and ½ months old and the autopsy results were “natural death of undetermined cause”. 34 hours before she died her picture taken professionally and she looked perfectly happy and healthy. As I write this over a month later, it is still hard to believe that it really happened. She was so loved by her Mommy, Daddy, big brother Ryan, twin sister Anna, and her...

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Apr 24, 2014 - Louisiana and then a Detour!

We left Caddo Lake State Park on Monday morning and headed through Shreveport to Natchitoches (pronounced NACK-ih-tish) named after the Indians who lived there. The address to our RV Park was Bypass 1 and neither our Garmin nor Mapquest recognized that. We had been told that the park was behind a Chevron Station and we floundered around until we found Nakatosh RV Park behind a Chevron Station. There was no one in the office so we followed the self check-in instructions, picked out a site and got settled in. The office opened at 3PM so we...

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Mar 27, 2014 - Houston TX & Lafayette LA

Houston. We stayed at Westlake RV Park, chosen because it was fairly close to the friends we visited. The Park was only about a year old and very nice. It even had a dog wash station, just like a pet spa. So Soleil got a very thorough washing, a little trim and looked beautiful. We had lunch with Martha McGinty and Maurine Leggett, friends of my parents and our whole family in Lafayette. They were much younger than my parents and as it turns out now, not way older than me. Valli (more than me) and I used to child-sit some of their kids. It...

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Mar 4, 2014 - Mardi Gras Misadventures

God sometimes has a strange sense of humor and yesterday we were repaid for all our laughter and comments about the cold snowy days at home. There is really no place to begin this unbelievable tale except at the beginning. Having some difficulty with my hearing aids, I found an audiology group carrying my brand of aid in an online search. Called and told a very nice lady that I was vacationing in Louisiana and needed someone to check my aids. She asked me to verify my location and said they would gladly see me, if I wanted to drive to...

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