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Dec 17, 2014 - The Stay in Louisiana Ends

Having arrived in Opelousas, on November 4, and spending most of our time getting treatments to get our bodies back into a healthy condition, we didn't do much. As previously posted, we took a short tour of Opelousas and then drive to the little town of Washington, just north of Opelousas. Other than that, we did a lot of nothing between our daily treatments at the wellness center. December 4 We had decided to take a day off from treatments and go to Avery Island, home of Tabasco Sauce. It was about an hour's drive south of us and we...

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Nov 9, 2014 - Side Trip to Washington, LA

On the 9th, we went to church and then played tourist in the afternoon. A couple of the murals we'd seen on Saturday mentioned the town of Washington, which is a few miles north of Opelousas. That's where we headed. We particularly wanted to find the turnaround pit and the Seven Brothers tree. Washington is the third oldest town in Louisiana and used to be a major port for boats going from Southwest Louisiana to the Mississippi River. There was a big pit where boats would turn around, but we could not find it. We even got directions from...

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Nov 8, 2014 - Trip on Hold, Again

Day 343 - November 3 November 3 should have been the 343rd day, but we made the decision to put the continuation of our trip on hold. We drove back to Carencro to get the results of the tests done at the wellness clinic, on Oct. 29. They weren't good. We knew Clark wasn't getting any better and we needed to do something. The thermography scans showed that both of us still have conditions will allow the cancer to return if we didn't take care of it. To get completely well, we are going to have to change our body chemistry from acid to...

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Oct 28, 2014 - A Stop in Louisiana

On the 28th, we had what I like to call, "A Honey Pot Day." God planted us in another great spot. Through Passport America, which offers half-price rates at its affiliated campgrounds, we found the Caribbean RV Park in Opelousas, Louisiana. This is a newly opened campground. In fact, we were the only people there. The thing that makes it special is the fact that it's associated with a wellness center, which uses alternative methods to treat disease and increase health. When the owner heard the story of our journey, he said, "There would be...

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Mar 3, 2014 - Jim Bowie & Cajun Cooking

Today is my son Tyler's 25th birthday. He is getting old! LOL I explored the town of Opelousas, LA today, to visit the Jim Bowie Museum. His family moved to Louisiana from Kentucky when he was a boy. Jim became a slave trader, saw mill owner, land speculator and businessman prior to moving to San Antonio, TX. He is famous as one of the men who died defending the Alamo, along with Tennessean Davy Crockett, in 1836. I discovered that he had fought with Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815. He became a good friend and slave...

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2014 RV Adventure

Apr 16, 2013 - Still in Cajun Country and history lesson

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Still hangin in Louisiana. Been getting calls and photos from “back home” and everyone says: “Don’t come home, you’d be crazy if you did!” Damn. The snow is up to their butts and nobody back home is happy. No sign of spring. Blizzards, ice on the lake is still 3 feet deep, would have a hell of a time even getting the cabin plowed out. Sheesh. So we are moving slowly. Headed west out of N’ Awlins to New Iberia, not too many miles away, and met up with friends Beth and Mike from northern Wisconsin. We spent 5 fun days...

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Dec 19, 2011 - Opelousas, LA

Overnighting here in the City Park. Long day of driving through FL, AL, MS, nd LA today. Trying to time drive from Gainesville to Wichita on Thursday hoping the roads will be clear by then. Dad is cold here tonight -- it's only 69F inside. He wanted to turn the heater on. I wouldn't let him because we have a cooler of shrimp and oysters sitting here with ice on it. Why run the heater and melt the ice? So we found a blankie for him to wrap up snuggly warm. I'm afraid he may be catching a cold. :( Scooter is guarding the sink and watching...

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Apr 18, 2008 - St. Landry Parish & No Cooperation From Mother Nature

From Cajun Palms RV Resort – Breaux Bridge, Louisiana St. Landry Parish was our destination of the day. We began in Opelousas at the Le Vieux Village de Poste des Opelousas – The Old Village of the Opelousas Poste. In 1988 using donated buildings that had been moved to this site over previous years from various places within St. Landry Parish, the Opelousas Tourism Committee formed this little village representative of the past. The LeVieux Village has everything a village could need – from a 2 room schoolhouse, to a store, a church,...

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Home Sweet RV - 2008

Apr 1, 2002 - Le Vieux Village de Poste Des Opelousas

Today I became a regular tourist as I headed down through the middle of Louisiana. I had not been to this part of the state. The only cities I had visited were New Orleans and Baton Rouge. My first stop was at Le Vieux Village de Poste Des Opelousas. It is located at the east entrance to Opelousas. This little village was created in 1988 by the Opelousas Tourism and Activities Committee.  Many of its structures were donated by families from the area. 

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