Sunday, December 30, 2007

RV Road Trip - Day 5 & Day 6

The Agony and the Ecstasy...

The trip from Vidalia to Lake Charles, LA, was the "agony" part of the tag line. We got a nice start after taking a walk along the riverfront (2 miles total) and headed west. Alas, after about 2 hours on the road, the construction "began" for us. Of course, nothing was being constructed - but the barriers, barrels, and horrible roads were abundant. Miles on end - at one point, on a two-lane road in the middle of nowhere (as far as we could tell) was "under construction" for more than 60 miles. All the way to I-10. Then, I-10 itself had construction woes as well. Then there's the bridge across Lake Charles. WOW - remember, Mom and I both are afraid of heights - it was a nice challenge for Mom. RV park was just that, a park - tons of folks there. But we got there, had a lovely meal of ravioli with marinara and then settled down to watch a couple episodes of HBO's "Rome."

The "ecstasy" part was the drive from Lake Charles to San Antonio. Instead of driving the interstate the whole way - where's the fun in that? - we took state and US highways. Texas Hill Country is wonderful! Beautiful rolling hills, pecan trees, oaks, pines, varying types of cattle, and a beautiful sunny day (68 degrees!) made for a great drive. It was a long day in the RV - 360 miles - but all but the last 55 miles were local roads. We got settled in at the KOA, in a lovely spot amidst the pecan trees.

Tomorrow is a free day in San Antonio!

The Hill Country lived up to its reputation, for sure.

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