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Borrego Springs, CA

Friday, April 25, 2014

I have a cute name??

All the work on the rig was finished by yesterday afternoon, so I spent one more night at Thibodeaux’s Premiere RV before heading out this morning.  I didn’t rush things getting out of there since my journey today was around 165 miles.  The drive was uneventful except for a little nerve wracking detour after going through Alexandria.  I-49 was suddenly closed and we had to exit.  It ended up being about a seven mile detour, but there was only one tiny little detour sign to give you any idea where you were supposed to go.  Even the big 18 wheel truck drivers were going in circles.  Luckily, I spotted that one little sign and eventually got back on the interstate.

By 2:00 I was set up, once again, in the Ajax Country Livin’ RV Park about 17 miles north of Natchitoches, LA.  This is a Passport America park that is only a half a mile off I-49.

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When I went into the office to register, I told them my name. (I had called for a two night reservation yesterday afternoon.)  The lady said, “Oh Judy Bell, what a cute name!”  Huh??  “You stayed here almost exactly a year ago with us.  Would you like your same spot?”  I said, “Sure.”  That’s the first time a campground owner has remembered me from a brief two night stop.  I didn’t even have to pull out my Passport America card as she had my number from last year.  Very nice.

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After getting everything hooked up, Emma and I headed out for a walk.  I remembered this lovely swing facing the pond from last year.  It was peaceful and relaxing once again.

I’ve often wondered if Emma remembers places we have stopped before.  As I sat down in the swing…

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she did the same exact thing she did last year… a good roll in the green grass.  After four nights in a gravel parking lot, she found pure bliss in the grass.  Winking smile

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Like last year, I also don’t have any rigs on either side of me.  What a nice little place this is, and did you notice the locked in DISH on the top of the motorhome?  Wahoo! 

The last time I was here, I visited a National Park Service historic site with a plantation.  This time, I’m thinking about a pecan plantation and store for tomorrow and a couple of other places.  I have a grandgirl that just loves honey roasted pecans, so that will be first on my list tomorrow. 

My tentative plan is to leave on Sunday, but there are possible severe storms in the forecast for that day.  If that happens, I’ll just sit tight until the weather improves.  After all, they’re still having snow in Minnesota, and I’m not anxious to experience that.

Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later,  Judy

23 comments:

  1. Yeah, we are in that storm pattern for Sunday...hold on!!!

    Carolyn's and Wally's Journal

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  2. Nice park. Looks like a very relaxing place for a couple of days.

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  3. I think dogs remember very well. The Appalachian Trail crosses under I-81 near Atkins, VA, and my dog Smoky and I spent a couple of nights there. Even years later when we would drive I-81 from NC to NY Smoky would sit up and look towards where the trail was, then he would go back to sleep after we had passed it. I'm sure he remembered being in the area, and he did the same thing on other occasions in other places. Emma's a smart girl and she is bound to remember too!

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  4. Been to that campground in the past to ride out a hurricane. It is a beautiful place.

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  5. Sounds like a great park and a great owner. It really is nice to sometimes take the same route more than once so you know just where you want to stop. I'd drag my feet too if snow were anywhere near where I was going. Great picture of Emma. Safe travels you two!

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  6. Nice grass there for Emma. It didn't snow today but it was cool. I don't see a warm up trend yet. Highs in the 40's...hardly spring like:(

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  7. That DISH is going to spoil you, but I've had one since day one so I'm spoiled too.

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  8. I told you you to keep your longies handy not for the snow (yet, anyway) but for rain, cool temps and WIND!

    Cheers,
    Jo

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  9. Judy, you do have a cute name. Enjoy the southern hospitality!

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  10. Didja get bit by skeeters yet? We've rec'd 2" of rain today, and we're sending that storm eastward. Batten 'er down, Judy Bell (cute name!).

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  11. I have also wondered the same things...if our pups remember the places they have been when we return. That park is lovely! And yes, I did notice your dish.....wahoo is right!

    I love pecans.....and I did say peecans...not pacans....how do you say it? Have a super Saturday!

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  12. Love the photo of Emma rolling in the grass--she looks as if she's in heaven! What a hospitable park & beautiful site you have! Yup--that dish looks like it's at 38 degrees! Happy viewing & safe travels!

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  13. Now that is a nice place and well managed to be able to know who what there when. And it is a nice park Emma seems real happy to be there too.

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  14. That swing by the pond looks like a pleasant place to spend the evening. Do they have martin houses to help keep the mosquitoes at bay?

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  15. Gosh, that looks like a sweet campground. Or perhaps it's just all that sunshine? My uncle in Hibbing (MN) said they had about two more inches of snow day before yesterday. Take your time . . .

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  16. That is indeed a lovely PA park ... the pecan plantation would be first on Mui's list, too ... especially if they have a shop.

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  17. Lovely looking park and adorable bathroom signs :)

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  18. Great looking park and seems very friendly too. Nice to be remembered. As for dogs remembering - I think they do remember the smells of the parks they've been to.

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  19. I think you are going to want to wait out this storm. The forecast does not look good. But the only snow we have left in Minneapolis is occasional piles the plows make at street corners that take so long to melt.

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  20. I have always like your name ... Judy Bell... hah! nice looking place! and ahhhhhh Emma feels so gooooood

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  21. Alexandria must like to confuse people with their traffic. Years ago before I-49 they had a traffic circle I hated. I can't tell you how many times I would get in it and after a couple of rounds I would get off where I got on and have to try again.

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  22. Nice park and that locked dish looks great

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  23. Nice Post.Thanks for Sharing this in your Blog

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