Woohoo! Road Trip! We just got back from a nice little road trip over to Bossier City, Louisiana. Jerry's daughter and her family live there so we went to visit them. Jerry's son was there as well, so that was a bonus. Jerry and his son went to see the Deadpool movie while we were there. They hit up the matinee at the good ol' Tinseltown Theater and said they had a good time. His daughter had some sort of 12-24 hour super bug that makes you spew from both ends (sorry about that description) but she got over it in time to enjoy our visit on the last day. Her kids had it the week before. We saw on Facebook that Jerry's son had caught it the day after we left and Cynthia has it today! I hope Jerry doesn't get it!! Even with all that going on, it sure was nice to see her and her husband, the grand babies and his son.
The van did great on the trip, averaging about 17 MPG. It would have gotten about 20 MPG but the winds were so bad the whole way there and back. We slept in the van each night and it was comfortable now that we have 10 inches of memory foam! It is a little weird climbing up and down, but fine once we are in the bed. Since the beds are so narrow, poor Roosevelt (our dog) had to sleep on the floor. We put a blanket down for him but he was having none of that. He climbed up into the passenger seat and slept there each night.
We left on Thursday and spent the first night at Roosevelt State Park in Mississippi. Yep, we chose that park because our dog is named Roosevelt. There were about a dozen campers who were just passing through and about another dozen of folks who lived there long term. They were on different sides of the lake, though. It was a great park even though there was very little green this time of year. And the nightly rate was less that $15 for full hookups. Now we only needed electricity, but the site had FHU. We ran the heater the first night, then ran the A/C the remaining nights as it was much warmer in Louisiana. And the humidity in Louisiana is bad.
Roosevelt State Park is near Morton, LA so we drove into the little town for supper. It is an old town with a slow speed limit and a cop on every corner... so if you pass through here, do the speed limit. We ended up eating at a little local place called Sam's Diner. It had good reviews so we took a chance. We prefer local places over chain restaurants any day. Anyway, the place was great. We had fried green tomatoes, a BLT and a big ol' plate of loaded nachos. All that for $10, too.
We're still working on getting the pictures we took online. In the mean time, here is a selfie that crazy Jerry took of us.