Sunday, March 18, 2007
After taking a few driving trips around the East Texas area I was unable to find an RV Park that I wanted to spend a few weeks, at this time. I considered the Bolivar Peninsula RV Park, which I thought would be a nice place, and I remembered that most of their lots were flooded from the recent rains. And I realized that a stay their would be better when the area dries up a bit. Now I know why all the homes on High Island and Bolivar Peninsula are "All" on 13 foot stilts. That in itself is quite a sight.
So I decided to press on east. I am hoping Lake Charles will be a nice place to stay. I would like to take a little travel breather and stay a couple of weeks.
My plans, as I depart this morning for Lake Charles is to checkout "Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort." If not full up and a descent looking park with a good Wifi, of course, then I will drop anchor for a couple of weeks.
Once I arrive at my final destination and I must clarify this, where ever that actually is at the end of the day, I will update this blog to reflect the outcome. You see, this is part of the adventure. Not really knowing where I will at the end of the day. Remember, I only need to be in Branson, Missouri by the 10th of May. I need to be there to attend the U.S. Navy Site 1 Holy Loch, Scotland reunion. Before and after that I can be most anywhere fate takes me.
Afternoon Update: I arrived in Lake Charles early as it was only a 91 mile trip. Actually, I like the easy travel days on Sundays because I can relax after I arrive. And I did. After I got all setup I went and took a look around the area and did a little shopping. Then I kicked back and watched a "Midsomer Murders" movie, an episode of Doctor Who, Emergency and finally Seaquest. Now that is what I call relaxing.
I'm staying at the "Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp-Resort" which looks like a nice campground. And I do mean a campground as opposed to an RV Resort. This will work for the week. It turns out weekend after next is Easter weekend and they are booked up so I won't be able to stay here two weeks.
So this week I will do a little research for where to go next week. I think I want to be east of Lafayette. I want to be close enough to be able to visit both Baton Rouge and New Orleans. I have an old Navy Shipmate from Kizarzu, Japan, better known as Yokohama Microwave and Tandem Switch Facility. We have, sort of, kept in touch over the years and George lives in New Orleans. I would like to see what he is up to these days. Last time I communicated with him was just after Hurricane Katrina. He had to evacuate and was staying with one of his kids.
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