This morning we left Frog City RV (http://www.lafayettervpark.com/) in Duson, LA, which is between Rayne and Lafayette. It’s another very nice, clean park (the showers are some of the best we’ve seen) that is in a great location. It’s close to Lafayette, Avery Island and Baton Rouge. There are also a lot of neat little stops around the area.
We have definitely reached an area that is in peak season for RV parks. For a few months now we have been in parks with maybe 20 campers at the very most. The last couple of parks didn’t have 20 available spots. It’s interesting to check out the other campers’ license plates. Our new park has the most diversity. On our walk tonight we saw campers from Manitoba, New Mexico, Idaho, South Dakota, Manitoba and British Columbia to name a few.
We had a beautiful day for moving. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect. Once again we drove over The Basin Bridge that goes over the Atchafalaya Swamp. It was definitely flooded from all the rain and seemed even more beautiful today. The grass was so green. We kept a look-out for alligators but still didn’t see any. The bright sunshine made the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge look like a river of diamonds. Just when I think we have driven out of fall, we find more trees that still haven’t lost their leaves. The trees bordering the Mighty Mississip had yellow leaves but they looked like they were made of gold as the sun and river reflected off of them.
While the trip was beautiful it was also very eventful. We were very thankful that we didn’t have the high winds that had been forecasted. It was one less thing to worry about. Soon after we were nearly involved in an accident, we came to a patch of very bad roads. We hit a large bump that tipped our bikes of our rack. Fortunately, a passing motorist flagged us down. Stopping as soon as we could, we found our bikes in much better shape than we expected. One bike lost a reflector and one of the handlebars on Barry’s bike was worn down a bit. While hurrying to get the bikes re-secured, Barry burned his right hand rather badly on the handlebar that was hot from being dragged on the pavement. Of course this all happened when we were very busy with business calls and on a very busy expressway.
A couple of weeks ago I was cleaning out our medicine cabinet and nearly threw away a homeopathic burn remedy that I’ve had for about 7 years. I didn’t think it would be any good but decided to keep it until I could find a replacement. It’s supposed to be applied immediately but that was impossible as we were in heavy traffic for about 30 minutes before we could stop again. I applied it anyway and it almost immediately took the pain away. I then put on a generous amount of salve and wrapped it. So far—so good! It looks like he may have a ‘brand’ from where he grabbed the bike but at least he’s not in pain. We’re very thankful for God’s protection today!
I probably won’t blog until Saturday morning because we have two days of sight-seeing scheduled. I’ll take good notes, so I don’t forget anything!