Saturday, December 11, 2010

Time Is Flying!

It's been a long time since I posted an update here so here's what's happened lately.  Of course, last Saturday we adoped sweet little Lexie and that announcement just begged to be posted.  There were places to be posted before we got her that I didn't get around to and there are more since then. We've surely come along way and the days are just flipping by so fast it's unbelievable. 

From Fountainebleau State Park in Mandeville, Lousiaina, we drove west along I-10 through Baton Rouge, across the mighty Mississippi River, Breaux Bridge, the Atchafalaya Basin, into Cajun country. 
Downtown Baton Rouge from the Mississippi River Bridge.
The Louisiana Capitol is the slender tall building on the left edge of the photo.

This shot was taken from an elevated section of I-10 that crosses the Atchafalaya basin

More beautiful wetland of Louisiana
Just east of Lake Charles, the motorcoach "check engine" light illuminated and we lost some accelerator power. The system check and subsequent repair kept us on the repair lot for two nights and then we had to stay in the area for more engine checks the following Monday.

During that weekend we stayed at Sam Houston Jones State Park in Lake Charles.  The park is huge and loaded with deer that are fed on the roadside by well-meaning people who don't seem to care that this act causes the deer to loose their fear of humans -- a deadly mistake for the deer.  The park is also loaded with alligator and warning signs are posted prominently.  The campground is sparcely occupied and our site is comfortable.  That Saturday is the day we drove over to Beaumont, some 60 miles away, to get Lexie.
The weather in Lake Charles over the weekend was really cold, dropping into the low 30's at night and remaining unseasonably cool during the days.  The sun was nice though. 

We had great close-up shots of deer.
They had no fear of humans and would come right up to you.

This beautiful setting was directly across from our campsite.

Still more deer.

Our campsite

They are hard to see in this photo but
there are 6 deer in the field with Lexie and me.
On Tuesday, we left central Louisiana and drove back through Beaumont and on to Victoria, Texas for a single night. Lexie was a good rider in the motorcoach and we continue to love every minute of retirement life!

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