It is very easy for me to see the attraction of being a “swamp girl” as one of the restaurant waitresses referred to herself. It is extremely dark, very soothing and peaceful with no sounds other than the frogs and crickets.
We have been staying in RV parks since first leaving Michigan which cannot come close to the imitation of Nature, like a State Park or Federal Reserve can.
The first night, after we arrived, I didn’t quite know how to handle the sudden change. In some respects it was almost a bit too quiet, but in no time a sense of calmness set in and I could feel every muscle in my body relax to the sounds of the swamp. Rain and thunderstorms rolled through the area which was welcoming to clear the high humidity of the air this morning.
The spot that we are assigned looks out over a thick covering of trees and underbrush, similar to the view we enjoy at our home in Michigan. I told Bob that it almost made me homesick (ALMOST). The sunshine streaming through the tall trees, leaves rustling along the ground and the crispness of the air…but NO SNOW
We had taken a short walk yesterday between rain drops but then drove along the Boardwalk of Lake Charles. The waterfront homes are certainly very interesting with all of their grandeur. I, myself, would feel much more comfortable living in their boat houses that double as guest quarters. At least I wouldn’t feel like I couldn’t touch anything. Nonetheless, the views from their front porch are magnificent.
This morning after a cool start we headed out to explore the rest of the park. I wish that Bob’s mobility was not hampered. I would have enjoyed walking some of the nature trails. The park is situated amongst a bayou and signage that cautions frequent alligator activity, it would sure make my day to see one.
We are scheduled to leave tomorrow. I have found a place in Lake Charles that is going to do an alignment on the front end. I am hoping it is just my imagination, but I have a feeling something is in need of attention. I can hardly wait to spread the wealth here in Louisiana.
Maintenance is a must!
Thanks for checking up on us. Have a good day
To be continued.................................