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Monday, March 23, 2015

Back on the Road

Aloha Everyone,

It was a bright, clear and sunny morning. I was able to take some beautiful shots of the RV park where we spent two nights.

I had an interesting conversation with a little girl of about 8 years old. She told me that her family resides in Denver, Colorado and they were on their way to Florida. When I asked if she is on spring break, she replied that she is home-schooled by her mother, a retired elementary school teacher. She mentioned that this road trip will be for 6 weeks, but their previous one to the West Coast lasted 4 months. Her parents smiled and waived as they departed in their RV the size of a bus. They were definitely our kindred spirit.

By 10:00 AM, we were on I-12E towards Hammond switching to I-55S which connects to I-10 just West of New Orleans. Talking with my sister rather than navigating made us miss our turn towards the coast. We quickly changed plans and started driving towards Mississippi and Alabama rather than remaining in Louisiana for a few more days.

Ashley was our server at Cheddar's in Slidell, Louisiana.

The lunch combination of soup or salad and 1/2 sandwich came out $14.50 inclusive of taxes. J.J.'s selection of Tortilla soup and Monte Cristo sandwich

My potato soup and turkey club sandwich

Pine Crest RV Park is family-owned and its location is about 26 miles from New Orleans. It is in a beautiful country setting with tall pine trees and a lake.

Chuck and his mother are the owners of the RV park

Beautifully landscaped

J.J. and I are delighted whenever we find a supermarket  that sells quality food items. Rouses Market reminds us of Whole Foods. We were able to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, freshly baked bread and quality deli items.

Here is my dinner of jumbo shrimp and beans with almonds. J.J.'s plate had lots more shrimps with less vegetable.

Some people really "settle-in".  This man is enjoying his beer, watching TV under a canopy of his RV. Overhead are a set of lanterns.

Tomorrow we plan to stop by Rouses Market to purchase additional provisions before heading towards Pensacola, Florida through Mississippi and Alabama.

Aloha -- Cathi