Sunday -April 20, 2008

Today was another beautiful day, sunny and warm and the wind had died down so it was quite pleasant. On our way out of the campground we stopped to say goodbye to Pat and Jack and ended up chatting for ½ hour – oh well, we didn’t have that far to drive so it wasn’t a problem.

We had a good ferry crossing across Bolivar Peninsula (Texas Highways have a ferry crossing (free) across the peninsula); we were about ½ hour from the time we got to the ferry crossing until we were heading out on the other side so we couldn’t complain about that!
One of the Ferries

Looking Back At Galveston

Refinery on Bolivar Peninsula

Seagull Perched on Front of Ferry

One of the Large Ships in the Peninsula

One of the Ferries Crossing the Peninsula

The Little Tug That Could!

Coming Into Dock

The traffic from where we got off the ferry to I-10 was light and the roads were good, we picked up I-10 right at the Texas/Louisiana border and were planning on taking it pretty well to the cut-off to Abbeville. Like all good plans that one went awry – I was on the phone talking to Nan and not watching the interstate and all of a sudden we were on the road for the Lake Charles bypass, oh well, this is the way we went to Abbeville last year so we did it again today! At least there was little traffic so it wasn’t a major inconvenience.

On our way here we passed a number of oil drilling rigs and chemical plants, the sights and smells again reminded us of Sarnia and how we don’t miss all the pollution and smells!!!! Once into Louisiana coming in the back way we passed a number of crawfish farms/rice paddies. At this time of year they farm crawfish then when crawfish season is done they grow rice. We also passed a number of rice milling plants.

Marshland On the Way to Abbeville

Crawfish Farms

We got to Betty’s about 4:30 and she was out so Priscilla and Dave directed us to our site – it was a tricky back up as there was a 5’er which had just come in 2 spots over and their truck was sticking out but John backed in perfectly; much to his pleasure he had a number of people compliment him on how well he did it!! By the time we got set up Betty had returned so I went over and paid for 4 nights and got the password for the internet. There were a number of people gathered for happy hour so we grabbed a brew and joined them. Shortly after we sat down another couple came back from an outing and joined happy hour – they are from Port Elgin (retired there) but lived in Drayton and Elmira and he was a millwright for a fabricating shop that the company John worked for a number of years ago did business with – how many times have we said what a small world this is!!!!

Needless to say we had a late dinner and I am doing this now but will post it with pictures in the morning – I just don’t have the patience to deal with trying to do it all tonight.

Today we talked to my mom, our two daughters and our son so that makes it a good day!! And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to the mystery of tomorrow.

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