LOCATION: Delhi, Louisiana (not India!) About 1 hour west of Vicksburg, Mississippi in Northeast Louisiana.
CAMPGROUND: Poverty Point Reservoir State Park. These Louisiana state parks keep getting better and better. This one is situated on a beautiful lake/reservoir with a beach and fishing pier. Cabins and lodges for rent, too. Water and electricity at sites. Sites are paved, level, and long. Squeaky-clean bathrooms with laundry. Fire pit, stand-up grill, and picnic tables. Sites are very spaced out. We have the place almost to ourselves. And the best part…..with our senior discount…$14/night. 5 stars out of 5
WEATHER: Perfect for camping. Mostly sunny. High 72
DISTANCE DRIVEN: 1.5 hours
We just had a short drive between state parks today. We stuck around Lake Bruin, taking our time packing up.
We followed the Great River Road for most of the trip. Unlike most Louisiana secondary roads, it has a shoulder, and doesn’t just drop down into a deep water-filled ditch…Thank goodness – as we encountered 5 houses being moved and 4 huge pieces of farm machinery. They took up both lanes and I had to squeeze way over on the shoulder. What is it with moving houses here?
After getting set up, we went in to town to find a grocery. (They are hard to come by in this part of the country). We stocked up, as we don’t know when the next one will be. People are very non-compliant with mask-wearing here. The sign on the grocery store said that masks were required. All the staff were wearing masks, although some were being used more like chin decorations. Only about 25% of the customers were wearing them.
Back at the campground, we took a hike on some of the trails. This is the first time in a while that we have been able to do this, as trails have been flooded or muddy. These bear signs are all over! But…we didn’t encounter any.
We drove around the park. In addition to the RV section, there are several lodges and cabins. These cabins appeal to fishermen who can tie their boat to their private dock.
DINNER: I revived some of the frozen leftover jambalaya by adding sauteed onion, garlic, andouille sausage, and bouillion. Side was steamed, fresh green beans.
BOOK: “Mistress of the Ritz” by Melanie Benjamin. This is a non-fiction historical novel inspired by a true story of an American woman who married the manager of the Ritz Hotel in Paris, and their lives before and during WWII. 5 stars out of 5