Friday, January 6, 2012

Monday December 2, 2012-Moving day-So. Toledo Bend SP to Poche's Fisn N Camp

It was cold and damp this morning but we all started getting ready to leave pretty early. We met at the campfire one more time but broke up around 8 o'clock and began working. Were all ready to pull out about 9:45 but then Charlie had a problem with his front jacks that wouldn't retract. Bill and David got them pulled up by jacking the front of the trailer up to take the weight off the legs and pulled the pins for travel. After a short stop at the dump station, David, Bill and we were on the road to Poche's in Breaux Bridge.

We made a short stop for lunch at a McDonald's and then David took us for a tour of the Indian Creek campground that he likes. This is another Louisiana park that is very nice with waterfront views and sites. We will consider this one for another trip.

We pulled into Poche's at about 3 o'clock. This park is owned and operated by Ornell's cousins and this is where Bill and Ornell took Stella during hurricane Ike. This is a very nice park, even though not all the sites have concrete. The sites are level and have full hookups. We will definitely be back here in the future.

Poche's is near the city of Breaux Bridge which bills itself as the crawfish capitol of the world. Ornell told us that the campground began as a crawfish farm, owned by her uncle but he passed it to his son, who dredged the ponds deeper and made fish ponds and added RV sites.

Breaux Bridge, while a small town, is also hometown to a few celebrities. Hunter Hayes is a singer who began his singing career at age 4 by singing the song Jambalaya on stage with Hank Williams Jr. He continues as a professional singer but he was cuter as a 4 year old accordion player. Breaux Bridge is also home to Houston Texan backup quarterback Jake Delhomme who led the Carolina Panthers to the Super Bowl.

We are looking forward to some good times here and some good Cajun food. I'll keep you posted on how this works out.

So long.

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