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Day 142-143 - Stayed Put in Abita Springs RV Park

I needed to take a couple of days off again, so we didn't do any sightseeing...

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You know the routine, bills are due, blog is behind, chores need to be done...

I belong to a couple of RV campground memberships and one of them had a nice campground north of New Orleans on the opposite side of Lake Ponttchartrain, so I made reservations and decided to stay here a couple of days. Originally, I thought we might take one of those days and visit New Orleans. However, we learned the parking there is really bad for RV's, I had more chores to do then I'd thought, and Mom really didn't want to see any more Katrina damage, she got pretty depressed by Bay St. Louis. All in all, we didn't leave the campground.

There were a few interesting things here - they have some Muscovy ducks, I think these are 'mules', or sterile hybreds between Muscovy & Mallards. These aren't that uncommon, however, they look really, really wierd. Mom tooks some bread out to them just for fun.

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During the day, Mom spent some time in the clubhouse and got to meet other people who were out RV'ing. She really enjoyed swapping stories and meeting new people, but doesn't find these transitory friendships as fulfilling as the long term friendships she has back home.

When we got to the campground, each site had a fire pit. Someone had left some old wood in ours and Mom just couldn't resist lighting a campfire. We had some hot dogs with us, so she brought out the old camper in her and got to it. (Unfortunately, someone forgot to take the sun hood off before using the flash - obviously the ugly shadow isn't Mom's doing.) BTW - the hot dogs were quite good.

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After getting the basic chores done and blog caught up, I decided to try playing around a bit more with the video editing software. I am slowly learning a few more techniques, but am still not very good (of course I could take the tutorial, but no, that might make too much sense). At any rate I found that it takes me about an hour to edit a five minute video. Ugh. Maybe that's why I upload most of the video's unedited? Well, will keep playing around with this - time permitting.

Need to thank you all for your comments & support. We both enjoy hearing from you.

Posted by jl98584 17:28 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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