I'm still making my way back to OKC to be with Sheryl while she is helping our daughter recover from her back surgery. Good news, she is recovering well, her back and leg pain is gone, but she is still pretty sore at the bone graph site.
I left Florida a few days ago with plans to stop in New Orleans. It has been 25 or so years since I was last there and wanted to stop in and check it out again. I took up residence at the Navy Base Campground in Belle Chase just outside New Orleans. Now the Navy Base and Campground here are very nice, a definite oasis from the big city. Last time I was here, New Orleans and the French Quarter was actually a pretty decent place to visit, fairly clean for being a big party area. This time however it's a different story. Parking the Jeep on the Algiers side, I caught the ferry across to the Canal St area on the edge of the French Quarter. Walking around the quarter I immediately began to notice a change. the whole area is dirty and smells like a landfill. There seems to be many more homeless people, drunks, panhandlers and con men then ever before, just making for a very unpleasant time. After about a half hour it was all I could take and just had to leave and get back to the base. The area has really gone down hill. The architecture, food and music are still great, just being surrounded by the rest of it.......we won't be back. On another note and equally as bad are the roads in Louisiana, seems like no matter what part of the state you visit, the roads are just horrendous. Every time we drive an RV through the state, something gets damaged or breaks due to the beating the RV takes. This time it rattled the screws out of the back up monitor and broke some stuff in an underneath storage bay. Now I remember why we avoided Louisiana for so long before, and if at all possible will from now on.........Ok, rant over!!!
I currently in Northern Louisiana on my way to spend a couple of days in the Dallas area visiting the grandkido's. I should make it in around 2:00-3:00. So, that's all for now...........see ya next time.
Saturday, April 9, 2016
Divers heading into the abyss
Elevated boardwalk along the spring run.
Old homestead of the first family to inhabit the area. Look at the size of that Oak Tree.
Did however spot this Sandhill Crane and her baby.
This day I was first in the park, the fog was still on the water and the quiet peacefulness was just amazing.
The glass Bottom Boats are still in operation, just now under the watchful eye of the state.
Hmmm, seems to be the same theme at each state park
Well that's it, three State Parks of the many that Florida has to offer. If you have not had a chance to visit any of the parks, please do so. I grew up in this area and I can tell you Florida is not all beaches and Disney World. Get out and (as the state parks motto says) experience the Real Florida, you won't be disappointed.
Don't know how much longer I'll be in Florida, heading out in the morning. Seems Sheryl has her hands full with three Grandbabies to care for by herself and is screaming "Uncle"!!! So I"m headed that way to help out and keep the little heathens from driving Sheryl insane (just kidding) but three youngins can be a handful and a half. Ok, so , until next time from parts yet unknown........................
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Found this little guy in a seed pod.
Crazy eyed bird
Sneaking under the boardwalk
Birds in love nesting together
Dragonfly, kept coming back to this one stick for me
The only good sunset in six days
Now I'm all caught up from the Everglades. We headed out to spend some time with our son and his family in the Miami area. We had a great visit and fulltiming has sure allowed us to see them more than we would have, had we retired to a normal home. It's a great life, but family emergencies still happen and Sheryl had to fly back to OKC to help out her daughter as she was having emergency back surgery. So, that leaves me flying solo and making my way back to OKC, however I won't be rushing right back as there is not much I can do. So until next time...................................
Monday, April 4, 2016
Baby Croc Chillin
There are several tours in the park, both guided and self guided. from hiking to canoeing however, this being the end of the busy season, most all were not being givin. We can highly recommend this tour and at 35.00 per person we thought it was a bargain.
Ok, that's it for this entry, we leave from the Miami area tomorrow and I'll post the last entry I had planned of the Everglades next time We have WiFi. So, until then.......................................
Saturday, April 2, 2016
That will do it for this post, I'll save some of our outing for the next one, just wanted to give you an idea of the RV Park and our trip here. So until next time...............................
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