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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Slidell, Louisiana


We traveled another 320 miles to get here yesterday.  Most of the trip was made on I-10, and just a little ways on I-12, to bring us from Baton Rouge, LA. to Slidell.  It was an uneventful trip till the middle of I-12.  There was a big rig that had a bad accident and blocked two of the 3 lanes.  We were stuck for about 45 minutes, and my Hubby is not a very patient man, but we made it all safe and sound, with nerves just a little rattled.


The park we are staying in is called Pine Crest RV Park, and as you will be able to tell by the photos, it is nice, but we are stacked in here like sardines.  Very tight fit at that.  We are worried about getting back out of here.  We have full hook-ups with free wifi, no cable, but we are picking up all kinds of stations on our antenna.  The rate was $62.35 for 2 nights with Good Sam’s discount.



I know it doesn’t show in the pictures, but Slidell had a tornado hit here just before we arrived.  Yesterday there was water everywhere and the ladies in the office told me at 9:00 yesterday morning the rain was so bad that all traffic was just stopped.  Luckily no one was killed, but a lot of people lost their power.


My nephew called last night to say they would love to meet us tonight for a meal.  His mother is here from Tell City, Indiana, and has offered to keep the kids for them.  They are sending us an email later with the restaurant directions and name.  Since he had to work so late, I didn’t want him to have to come all the way over here. It will be nice talking to him when we are not so filled with emotions about his Dad’s passing.


Donnie and I just got back from having lunch at Waffle House.  This is the first time eating there since Uncle Boone’s death.  That was his favorite morning place.  A lot of memories came flooding back, and I think that was a good thing.  I sure miss my big brother.

I was talking to Gypsy, by way of emails, last night, and she reminded me that it has been a while since I wrote anything about Rusty, or added any pictures of him.  To start with his potty training is going very well.  Since the bed mess up there have been no more accidents.  He is acting funny though, and I don’t know if other dogs do this or not.  For about the last week or 10 days he has really started to notice things more around him, and he is afraid of a lot of them.  This is really puzzling to us, because he has always been such a friendly outgoing boy, now he kind of cowers back.  Have any of you experienced this with your puppies, and if so, how long did it last?  It is worse some days than others.  Gypsy also asked for some pictures so, you can blame her for all of these.





This is where he is and what he is doing most of the time.  Either playing with Donnie or me.  And he loves the little shelf behind the couch.  He also loves nipping at Donnie’s head.  He is fine in here, but was afraid of the fan the other evening when I turned that on.  I don’t know… it just kills me to see him act this way, but hopefully he will out grow it.

Want to welcome my newest follower, Carol K.  She has a very good site and I have been reading and commenting on her site for quite a while.  She is also my 100th follower, which is a surprise to me.  I thought when I started on blog spot I would be doing good to reach 20 followers.  Also want to add Dave’s site from the other day.  He is just starting out and is going to do some traveling in Mexico in his New-to-him C-cab.  Check both of these sites out.  You won’t be disappointed.

I will talk to you again from Mississippi.  Later.. :)


Gypsy said...

Rusty has really grown since you last posted any pictures of him. And what a pretty dog! Enjoy your dinner out with your nephew. It will probably be good for both of you to be able to talk about Boone.

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Rusty is growing up to be fine looking dog. Annie our 3 year old lab will be afraid of anything that is new or diffrent in the house until she gets use to it.

Happytrails said...

What cute pics of Rusty!! Glad you missed the bad weather. That part of the south really got hit hard! Nice campground! :-)

Sam&Donna Weibel said...

Nothing to worry about with Rusty, he is just going through a stage in puppyhood where he is being ,over cautious,Our big lop Rigg's did the same, never forget when one of my big ferocious police dogs saw his first frog in the grass, he charged up to it and growled and when the frog opened its mouth he almost did a back flip to get away from it. Thought Donna & I would die laughing, he would always give frogs a wide berth after that. You've gt a handsome pup there. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna....

Kevin and Ruth said...

We must have drove right by you today. But apparently we are more frugal than you, because we are casino camping for free in Biloxi!


Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

Rusty's a fine looking dog! And your name fits his coloring to a tee. He will grow out of the timid stage, once he experiences more of doggie life.

Glad that bad weather got thru there before you.


Carol K said...

Glad to hear that you weren't affected by the tornado damage. When I heard "tornado in Slidell, LA" I thought of you so it was good to read your post and see that all is well.

Donna K said...

Rusty is such a handsome lad. As others have said, his shyness is most likely a phase that will pass. Try distracting him and make happy noises when he gets afraid rather than the "it's okay baby" approach, which could reinforce the behavior. Glad you didn't get hit with the tornado.

Judy and Emma said...

Yesterday was quite a weather day in this neck of the woods, so I'm glad you weathered the storm OK. Let me be the first to welcome you to Mississippi (as you get here). Looking forward to our rondevous! :)

Sue and Doug said...

Rusty sure is growing up into a fine looking dog!..our, boy is skittish sometimes too..just expose him to as many different things as you can..and hopefully the nervousness will be minimal

Alan and Marilyn McMillan said...

Happy to hear you all are safe & sound...we had the weather here in NC today, mainly a lot of rain. Rusty sure is a cutie! Be safe in your travels.

Cruzin2some said...

We like the town of Sidell. We stayed at a KOA there years ago. People are very friendly there.

Looks like Rusty is growing like a weed. He looks sooo HAPPY living with you and Donnie.

Travel Safe
Dawn and Denise