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Jan 8, 2016 - In Search of Warmth and Sunshine

Today was strictly a travel day. We continued on I-20 west to Jackson, then south on I-55 into Louisiana. Later, we headed west again on I-12 then I-10. We have had periods of extremely rough interstate and thought we were surely airborne several times. Tonight's camp is V RV Park in Vinton, Louisiana about 8 miles shy of Texas. We got in and set up just as the rain started. We were lucky; there are some periods of heavy rain and loud thunder. Glad to be off the highway!

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Nov 21, 2015 - VRv, Vincent LA

Well we thought we were over all the adventures, well no we weren't. After leaving VRv Park in Vinton, we decided to travel along US Hwy 190, a good decision. About 8 miles from Kinder LA, Reggi's car decided to die. She lost all power, the engine stopped and she had a difficult time getting the car onto the shoulder. Luckily we use two radios and she notified we immediately, I pulled over and she was able to get on the shoulder behind me. It tool a tow truck about 1.5 hours to get to us, the traffic was not like it would have been if we...

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Jan 26, 2015 - Louisiana, cont'd

We were fortunate to find some nice hosts that allowed us to stay on their property for a couple of nights. They treated us with some taco soup and cornbread as well as biscuits and homemade blackberry jam the next morning! It sure is nice meeting gracious people along and exchanging stories along the way. In the town we stayed, there were several casinos. Since it is illegal to gamble in Texas, they built the casinos right over the state line in Louisiana. Brian was the lucky winner on the slots, racking in $50! I lost nearly that amount...

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Oct 12, 2013 - day 18 to vinton la

day 18 just a travel day to vinton tx going across the atchafalaya fresh water river/swamp worlds largest... getting held up in the LSU football traffic, a 5 mile back up...stopping for lunch at our fav., cajun resturant boudins chicken bayou... this nite started a two day rain storm, (see clouds forming as we travel) not bad for us but several places got hit really bad with high winds, heavy rain and flooding... our photos https://picasaweb.google.com/110438477258823146205/Day18ToVintonLACamp?authkey=Gv1sRgCIjo2Y-mofTKdA our...

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Jul 20, 2013 - Hello Louisiana!

Entered Louisiana at 10 am. Traffic jam between Lafayette and Baton Rouge. We watched the truck thermometer reach 172 degrees! We were driving on new black pavement! Only reason for the back up that we could see was the reduction of traffic lanes going into Baton Rouge.

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Road Trip 2013

May 12, 2013 - Happy Mother's Day!

We want to wish all mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day! The “I Love Mom” card was sent from Jerry and Kim, it was absolutely perfect for where I was at the beach, it was a wonderful gift card. It’s so hard to send gifts when all you have is a PO Box. Jerry wanted to send flowers but it was such a hassle, I told him a gift card was so much easier. Vickie and Ed did the same. Their gift card had Sammy in his Texas cowboy outfit, another perfect gift. I loved them both and have a lot of shopping to do. :-) We spent our day on a long Sunday...

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Oct 29, 2012 - Day 55 to Vinton Camp LA

on the road again we drove on I-10 into the afchafalaya swamp bayou stopping for lunch at boudin cafe and had some red/beans & rice cajon, chicken w/ boudin and crawfish balls some real swamp food... then back on I-10 driving true the afchafalaya swamp bayou we camped at vinton campground... our photos are just road shot mostly bad/blurry and not really worth seeing it you care not too... we took a short ride into a bayou road but the best way is a swamp river trip which because of the west nile thingy we chose not to...   our...

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Our 2012 trip to MD.

Nov 25, 2011 - Black Friday

Journée de magasinage chez Walmart à Orange au Texas en ce « Black Friday », on y a fait l’épicerie et nous avons acheté quelques DVDs à $1.96 et 5$, des films récents. Ils font vraiment de bons spéciaux pour le « Black Friday », il y avait des séries de tv (six feet under, Supernatural, Galactica etc) à $10 l’année, des tv à $88, $188 et $288, bon spéciaux, GPS Garmin à $99. Retour à la maison et préparation pour notre départ demain. Pour souper un gros poulet cuit de chez mononcle Wally à $4.99. Nous faisons 2 autres repas avec le...

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Open Range

Nov 24, 2011 - Happy Thanksgiving

Nous avons célébré « Thanksgiving » ici au Vinton RV Park en ne faisant rien du tout, on a brunché aux crêpes ce matin, pris une petite marche dans le camping à la demi du match de football opposant les Lions de Détroit au Packers de Greenbay. Le camping est à peu près mort, ce n’est pas un beau camping, j’avais lu des critiques sur le terrain disant que c’était un des meilleurs KOA, mais aujourd’hui ce n’est plus un KOA depuis plusieurs années et le parc est en perdition. Il est à une centaine de pieds de l’autoroute 10 et des trains qui...

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Nov 23, 2011 - Lake Charles. (Vinton)

Belle journée pour faire de la route et en Louisiane c’est assez spécial, une grande partie du trajet de 4 heures c’est fait sur des routes surélevées qui passe aux travers des bayous louisianais. Nous avons vu des bayous, des champs de cannes à sucre, des plantations de riz, des pompes à pétrole dans les champs, assez spécial d’ailleurs, des vaches, des chevaux et le Mississippi. Le camping ici n’est pas loin de la route 10 et des voies ferrées donc c’est assez bruyant, comme le KOA à New Orleans. Les terrains de camping on tendance à...

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Feb 24, 2008 - Vinton, Louisiana

Sunday February 24… 11:00pm Had a great sleep at Walmart. One of the quietest Walmart’s we’ve ever parked at. You’d never have known it was open 24 hours a day. But we got up early anyhow and drove towards the port area of Galveston to go for a walk. There are two large cruise ships that have their main port in Galveston, and they do regular one week sailings to the Western Carribean from here. We headed north east from Galveston, and there’s a 20 minute free ferry ride a few miles outside of town. We had to line up for almost a half hour,...

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