After a sleepless night in a casino/truckstop parking lot, we headed to another amazing Louisiana State Park. We have been impressed at the quality of this state’s parks – the wildlife viewing opportunities, educational displays and amenities (free laundry!) all contribute to an enjoyable stay. Lake Fausse Pointe State Park is a comfortable two hours’ Read More →

We left Homochitto National Forest because we did not like the atmosphere, but we were not quite ready for New Orleans. We stopped at another Louisiana State Park a bit north of the city, Tickfaw State Park. At every park we visit, I read the interpretive signs to learn about the local flora and fauna, and Read More →

Unseasonably warm weather was upon us by the time we left Hot Springs, and the air grew warmer as we drove south. Now that we are no longer rushing, we are only driving around 150 miles at a time. John searched state parks in northern Louisiana at the right distance away, and came up with Read More →

As part of the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics, the Ocoee River near Ducktown, Tennessee was host to the first whitewater Olympic events held on a natural river. Not that it was entirely natural by the time of the Olympics – a significant amount of engineering went into preparing it for the events. It is still Read More →

I finally managed to sort through all the photos we’ve taken since arriving in Florida, and I wanted to share a couple of highlights from our time in Florida before leaving on our trip. We were delayed due to the time it took for the service center to get parts for the RV (first a Read More →

Several days ago we spent the weekend with my immediate family at Silver Springs State Park where 550 Million gallons of water per day come out of the spring formation!  Although it rained most of the weekend except for several hours each morning, we took advantage of  the few hours of clear skies we had. On the Read More →