Thursday, February 23, 2012

On The Road, Alabama To Louisiana

Livingston, LA.

68 deg. overcast, no wind.

Forecast = Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 79F. Winds from the WNW at 15-20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

I was just about ready to pull out of my site when Jim took CLT and headed over to the office at the Plantation. You see, when you stay at an SKP park, you don't pay for your site until you're leaving. That way, if you extend for another week, (like we did), it really doesn't make any difference, you just pay for the days that you've stayed plus any electricity that you've used.

Anyway, Jim paid for my site and the electricity that I used and then came back to my site, pulled me out onto the street and hooked CLT to the back of me. Again it was right at 10:00 by the time we pulled out of the park.

From the Plantation, we headed back up to I-10 where we turned West, and followed it through Mississippi and into Louisiana. We did stop once at the Louisiana welcome center for a pit stop and to check my and CLT's tires and the tow bar.

Everything was fine so we continued on I-10 until it headed South towards New Orleans. From there, we followed I-12 here to Livingston and the Lakeside RV Park.

We had a few areas of construction, but the traffic moved smoothly through them and we didn't have any significant delays. In fact, it was only 1:30 when we pulled up to the office, so it only took us 3 1/2 hours to travel exactly 200 miles and that included the pit stop. : )

This is a nice park. All roads are paved, the sites have cement pads to park on and cement patios with a picnic table, all sites are full hook-up with 50 amp electric, they lead you to your site and help you get into the site and the folks running the park seem really nice.

The park, however does not have the "it" factor. Oh, there's a large fishing lake which is nice, there's a pool and a playground, but very few trees and the sites are quite close together with no vegetation and any kind of barrier in between them.

This is a Passport America Park though, and for only $16.65 per night, you can't really complain.

Today, we'll continue heading West. Jim's trying to decide on our next stop. It'll probably be someplace over at the western edge of the state.

Did you know that Louisiana was named in honor of King Louis XIV?

1 comment:

  1. For $16.65 a night, we don't care if it doesn't have the "it" factor. The price is great for an overnight stop!
    Safe travels.


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