Monday, January 2, 2012

WESTWEGO, LA 70094 (near New Orleans)

We are currently staying at BAYOU SEGNETTE STATE PARK. Nice enough park.
Dec. 29, 2011 - Jan. 10, 2012
$18./day Site #98 & Site #58
Our Rating: 4 out of 5 Would revisit.
+Large flat sites, some have wooden decks
+Water & 50am Electric (Dump station)
+Most sites back up to wooded area
-Sites not private, but large enough to make up for it.
/Verizon internet worked, but slow
/Camp Wi-Fi VERY slow
+AT&T & Verizon cells worked
+Free Laundry (surprisingly clean & functional)
-Bathrooms need repair. Doors don't latch, no toilet paper
-Doggie bags at playground, but were empty.
Very large sites which are nice even though there is nothing (but space) separating the sites.
Many sites have a wooden platform for the picnic table, which is a nice touch.
Since Scott convinced me we can slow down some, we decided to stay here a little longer, so we can enjoy the Creole cuisine. Unfortunately, we can't extend our stay at the same campsite, so Thursday we'll move about 500 yds to another site, & stay an additional 5 days.

VIEW: Nice view outside our window. Just woods.

FOOD & PETS: I contacted a recent adopter from the rescue I volunteer for, Above & Beyond English Setter Rescue, that lives within 5 miles of where we are staying, hoping to find a dog park or set up a play day for our setters. What a welcome we received from Mickey!!! We started out stopping by for coffee and to let our setters play together. Then it jumped to Red Beans and Pork Chops. By the time we got there, it ended up, Iced Tea with fresh lemon, Chicken and andouille sausage gumbo, then Red Beans & Rice with Paneed pork chops (sort of like southern fried chicken, only pork chop), coffee and dessert!
What a day to remember! Mickey was such a "Mom". She insisted on feeding us and then gave us leftovers to take home, which will feed us for at least 2 more days!
OH MY GOSH! This food was DELICIOUS! While eating the leftovers in the privacy of our RV home, we both just sighed with contentment while eating this Louisiana home made cuisine.
This day was also a treat for our setters.  We met "TX Indy" who Mickey adopted just about a month ago.  Indy & Devin played, and played and played.

CRAFTS: Finished my Sweet Memories Shrug made with Lyla & Ryley & Pillsbury's spun fur.  Now making a Slouch hat out of Ryley & Pillsbury's fur.

BOOKS: Finished Messiah by Boris Starling Rated: 5 out of 5 Serial murder mystery.
Now reading Genuine Lies, by Nora Roberts.  Very good so far. Girly mystery romance.
Picked up about TEN books at the book swap in the laundry room at the campground.

AUDIO: Still listening to Double Dexter by Jeff Lindsay. So far so good...a little odd. Serial murder.

RECREATION: Haven't been doing much. The one hour time change had messed me up. Devin is now getting up at 6:30am instead of 7:30am. He doesn't pay attention to the time change.  I ended up taking a long nap yesterday.
We've just been walking the dogs around the campground and along a levee? Scott tells me that we are 3 feet BELOW sea level.

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