Day #35. Feel like we are on Noah’s Ark!

LOCATION:  On the north shore of New Orleans, Louisiana
CAMPGROUND:  2nd night at Fairview-Riverside State Park
WEATHER:  Rain, rain, rain.  High 74

This is the “dry” part of the campground where we moved to last night… Ha!

We haven’t seen many Airstreams on this trip, but there are 4 of us here today.  An Airstream couple next to us took a photo of Joy before the rain forced us to move last night…

And this is their Airstream before they had to move. They were watching the water rise…

I checked with the office to see whether we needed to move again or not.  Sure enough, someone is scheduled to come to the site where we rushed to last night.  I agreed to help out the camp host.  She gave me a list of the sites availablle for the next 2 nights, and I went to check them out and to report which ones were being occupied temporarily.  A lot of the sites were too wet or muddy.  We found a site and moved….again.  We (the other Airstream lady and I) were rushing around to do this, as another downpour was predicted to start at 9:00 AM

It continued to rain most of the day, off and on.  Overcast and gloomy.  The highlight of the day was going to a brewpub in town.  They had just smoked some ribs and chicken, so we shared an order of smoked chicken wings….delish!

We checked out the little town of Madisonville, where we are located.  The riverfront is nice, with a lot of  beautiful homes along the shore, and some cute little cottages tucked back on side streets.

With some good internet, I made some camping reservations for the next week or so.  We are going to hang out in northern Louisiana for a while, since we have never visited that area before, and since we don’t t want to go North too soon. 

Nice and cozy inside, we popped some popcorn and watched a DVD movie. 

DINNER:  Leftover shrimp/bean stew (my brother’s recipe).  I toasted some French bread and warmed up some corn-on-the-cob (left over from the crawfish boil.) 

BOOK:  “The Cat Who Saw Stars” by Lilian Jackson Braun. This is an old series that I used to listen to with books on tape.  Very, very light.  This is a paperback that I picked up at one of the campgrounds – where campers trade their books and DVDs.  4 stars out of 5.

The sun set was pretty in the clouds…

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