It rained hard last night—all night. There were times when I wondered if we might wake up and find ourselves floating in the Gulf of Mexico. We didn’t, of course, but the campground was flooded. I hadn’t noticed until this morning that the park has a slight incline. Fortunately for us, we are at the top of that incline. Many campers on the lower end were surrounded by water several inches deep. We think it might be a good idea to invest in some galoshes in case we ever find ourselves in a similar situation.
Barry had another very busy day. After the girls and I finished with school, he decided we all needed to take a short break. Earlier in the week the girls had seen a billboard advertising a candy store with the world’s largest gummy bear. We drove to Candyland Cottage & Ice Cream Shoppe in Rayne, Louisiana. They weren’t disappointed. We didn’t buy the the bear but they did see him and a lot of other very unique confections in this quaint and adorably decorated shop. It was hard for them to choose! Barry and I saw candy that we hadn’t seen since we were kids. The girls got a good laugh at the antique Candyland board games that were on display; especially when they saw the type that Barry and I had while growing-up.
On our drive to the store, we were surprised at the amount of flooding that had occurred in only about 16 hours of rain. It was also amazing how blue and clear the sky was compared to how it had even been this morning. I had noticed on our drive to Baton Rouge how in some areas the grass was so green and lush that it looked like pictures I have seen of Ireland. It was even more so today. It was a beautiful drive!
I failed to mention yesterday that we tried gumbo. It was very good. Barry tried to get some alligator for us to try but he was told that it’s out of season. We remembered this evening that we hadn’t tried the prickly pear jam we bought in Texas. It was a little on the sweet side but it was very good. It tasted very much like pear preserves.
Tomorrow we leave this campground for another. We are nearly packed up. When we heard the rain was coming, we had to pack as many things inside the camper or Suburban as possible. It makes for a tight fit but tomorrow will be very easy.
The weather has cooled down quite a bit and while the humidity is a little higher than what we are used to this time of year, it is more tolerable. We should sleep much better tonight. The sound of the rain hitting the camper was very pleasant last night but I’m afraid that it if should rain anymore that we would end up floating in the Gulf!