Saturday, March 19, 2016

Saturday March 19, 2016-Cajun Palms RV Resort

Here are some photos taken (by Stella) on our drive down I-49 in Louisiana between Longview TX and Henderson LA.

We worried about high water over the road but by the time we came through the water had receded. 

Here you can see water in the median and on the north-bound side. 

As you can see, the water is up to the top of the barbed wire fence. I am glad that we saw no dead cattle or horses, but I'm sure that some were lost, we just didn't see them.

This was a closed-down exit due to the high water on the side roads. Luckily we didn't have a need to exit here.

The water here is almost at the level of the roadway. Sure glad it ran off and we could get through!

Someone's home under water. We saw a little village of mobile homes that had water up to the windows but didn't get a picture of it.

More water at the roadway level.

Today, our good friends David and Susan took us on a drive through some of the swamps and small towns in this area.

The following pictures are houseboats in the city of Plaquemine Louisiana. The city is located at the junction of Bayou Plaquemine and the Mississippi river, so boats of all kinds are common.

I think living on a houseboat could be pretty cool. I can see myself sitting in that swing, looking at boats running up and down the river.

Or sitting in my screened-in porch watching the world go by.

Or sitting on the outdoor patio, sipping a cool drink. Waiting on the barbecue to get done on the pit...

Here are some guys out for a boat ride. Today was a little chilly for a boat ride for me, but to each his own.

The mighty Mississippi. This thing has to be seen to be believed. You can actually see the power of the river in the swirling eddy's across the surface of the river. 

We returned to the park for more rally activities. We got rained out last night for the Meet and Greet so today was actually the first thing we have done at the rally. Other than eating out together - twice! It's all about the food at a rally! 

It was very cold and windy, so we all pretty much ate and ran back home. No sitting out and chatting tonight, Maybe tomorrow at our leftover breakfast. Or for those of us that are staying over, at leftover lunch.... It's all about the food.

So long.

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