Well we’re more south but the weather is certainly not yet that warm. Today we’re going to head from Athens, Louisiana to Rocky Springs Campground.
Athens is located in the north west corner of Louisiana. The village was named after the ancient city of Athens, capital of Greece. No resemblance though. The nearby welcome centre is quite a landmark. We were fortunate to stay at a BoondockersWelcome host home here in Athens.
After a couple hours of driving we arrived at the Mississippi Welcome Centre in Moss Point.
The stop is located as a rest stop right off the I10, offers travellers complimentary coffee until noon and has a great piece of art work inside.
We decided to take a night at Roosevelt State Park in Morton Mississippi.
The park was conveniently located outside of Jackson Mississippi and just before an entrance to the Natchez Trace at Clinton. Great park with all services $17 USD all taxes in.
It was a cool night however our furnace kept us nice and warm as did our IKEA comforter.
All sites were back in so we disconnected Lilly and backed Harvey into the snug space.
In the afternoon we decided that we would stop in at a city camp park in Lafayette Louisiana.
The Acadiana Campground Park is a nice little park nestled on the edge of a Lafayette housing neighbourhood. Although the sites were back in sites with only one pull through which was occupied they were of a good size to fit our rig.
To our surprise was a park within a park.
The Acadiana Nature station is a cool and I mean cool place to visit. The evening temperature here while we’re here was in the freezing range.
We weren’t aware of what time the station would open in the morning or what time we’d be leaving so we took advantage of the 30 minutes that it remained open while we’re here and gave it a quick tour.
Perhaps it was our quest to live like Robinson Crusoe but we love the construction of the nature stations office.
We took a quick walk on the wooded boardwalks through out the woods we headed back to Harvey and had a great dinner and sleep.
We started the day off with a visit to the Gator Chateau ….
We both got to hold this baby Alligator and were educated on their release program.
Later we stopped at the Texas Welcome center right after crossing the border over the Sabine River of Louisiana into Texas. The in an area called Orange, nope, no orange trees where we were.
These folks here are really great they help you with lots of information ideas and maps.
Next time we travel through Texas and meet up with a travel friend from last year!