We have had another awesome visit with awesome friends. Hard to believe we met Steve & Nonna via the Heartland forum 2 years ago and only just met them in person not quite a month ago. We get along so well and have many common interests which makes for lots of good conversation.
Steve & Nonna were kind enough to make breakfast for us before we hit the road. Michael and I had pretty much everything ready to hit the road including hitching up. It was raining when we went to the house so we were hoping that it would stop or slow down a bit before we came back. Unfortunately, it was still raining…we waited a little longer than we had planned and enjoyed some more great conversation. I had to take a picture of the view from their front room…it doesn’t do have the justice as their home is nestled among a bunch of Live Oak trees and has beautiful landscaping but hopefully you’ll get the idea.
Now that we’re gone Steve & Nonna can go back to living in their coach. We used their 50 amp, so they were forced to live in the house, which has become an ultra plush dog house…as that’s about the only living creature living in there these days! That’s how comfortable these 5th wheels can be!
We pulled out of S&N’s driveway about 10:30 am and stopped at Raceway to fill up with diesel ($3.73 per gallon) before hitting I10. We just went down the highway a few miles to the first exit where there is a rest area with a dump station. Thankfully, the rain let up a little bit so that Michael wasn’t out in a downpour but the poor guy was pretty soggy by the time he was down dumping.
It rained most of the day…sometimes it was just a light rain…some times a deluge! We stopped for a late lunch (3:00 pm) at Kelly’s Kitchen and luckily the rained stayed away and we were able to eat out on the patio!
I just love the bayou’s of Louisiana…although I’ve only really seen them from the interstates but the trees and plants growing out of the water intrigue me. Someday I’d really love to go deep into a bayou and see the homes and people who inhabit them.
Today’s destination was the A+ Motel & RV Park in Sulphur, Louisiana. (woohoo! another state sticker to add to our US map!) We arrived about 6:30 pm and are snug as a bug in a rug in site 58. We didn’t unhitch from the truck, just put down the landing gear, put out the slides and hooked up the water & electric. We popped a pizza in the oven for dinner and will be enjoying it while watching the fall premieres on TV. (Amazing Race & 666 Park Avenue)
Today’s Heartland Sightings:
Road Warrior – 1
Sundance – 2 (1 non 5th wheel)