We loved our week with my son and his wife in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, but all too soon it was time to say goodbye and hit the road. Travis and Geli came over about 9 a.m. yesterday to see us off, and after a lot of hugs and a few tears shed, we left the Elks lodge just after 10 and got on Interstate 20 westbound.
It was another cold, dreary day until we hit the Mississippi state line, and almost immediately the sky turned blue with just a few puffy white clouds. What a nice welcome!
Except for stopping for fuel at the Pilot in Pearl, and again a couple of hours later for a quick pit stop, we motored right along and before we knew it we were in Vicksburg and approaching the Mississippi River. I didn’t even snivel going over the bridge!
A railroad bridge parallels the highway crossing and there was a long train stopped on top of it. At least we kept moving!
We entered Louisiana on the other side of the river and 80 miles later we arrived at our destination for the night, Pavilion RV Park in West Monroe. We had covered 310 miles, a good day on the road. Located just off Interstate 20, Pavilion RV Park is typical of many mom and pop Passport America RV parks. Nothing fancy, but friendly, clean and comfortable. $20 got us a pull-through 50 amp full hookup RV site.
After we were parked and hooked up and had a chance to relax a bit, we realized that we were hungry and drove a mile or so down the road to a little place called Sam’s Southern Eatery & Seafood. We arrived at 5:15 and were the only customers, not a good sign. But our waitress was friendly and quickly took our order, and by the time our food came the place was filling up. If you like fried seafood, this place is well worth checking out. I had the butterflied shrimp and they were big, tender and delicious. The red beans and rice were also very good. Terry had the shrimp, oyster and fish combo and I sampled one of the oysters and a small piece of fish and they too were very good.
West Monroe is the home of Duck Dynasty, and the gift shop at their warehouse is a popular tourist attraction, but I don’t think we’ll stop since we need to be in Livingston, Texas this afternoon. Hopefully it will be another easy traveling day.
Usually when I submit a new book to Amazon for their Kindle bookstore it takes about twelve hours, but last night I uploaded my new book Big Lake Burning, and within two hours it was live and available for sale. That’s a fast turnaround!
This is the sixth book in the Big Lake series and I have at least four more to go, so we’ll be hearing more from Sheriff Weber, FBI agent Larry Parks, bumbling deputy Archer Wingate and the rest of the crew who inhabit my little mountain town. One reviewer referred to the series as “Mayberry Meets Twin Peaks." I like that description! I hope you enjoy it, and please tell your friends. I hope to have the book on Barnes & Noble within a few days.
Thought For The Day – I do not snore. I dream I’m a motorcycle.