Sunday, March 28, 2010

Our Favorite Campsite!

Nothing beats camping in cousin Gary and Jo's backyard. We have a great site with water and electric, so it would be easy to wear out our welcome if we're not careful! It is quiet back here and our front window looks out over the side yard and on into a pasture where the cows roam during the day with their donkey escort Clarence. He is there to keep the coyotes at bay.

Gary and Jo bought a mid-1980's Prevost three years ago and Gary is in the process of converting it to a motorhome. He bought it from a father/son team who had begun the conversion. When the father died, the son lost interest and sold the bus. It is a nice looking bus and Gary is doing a great job on the inside. He still has a lot of work to do, but it is easy to see the progress he has made so far.

During hurricanes Gustave and Ike, the area north of Baton Rouge, where Gary and Jo live got hit hard. They had considerable damage to the roof of their house and to the barn as well as losing trees, etc. The roof has been replaced and Jo recently had some landscaping done and it really looks great. They have quite a bit of land here and no close neighbors. Very peaceful.

Preparations were underway early in the morning and afternoon for the crawfish boil to celebrate Chris' graduation from college. While everyone else was at graduation, we held down the fort and watched over the coolers of crawfish. Despite my inclination to drag them over to the pond and let them all go, all 200 pounds, common sense prevailed and I decided it would not be a good idea to upset the cajun celebration by releasing from captivity the entire main course. So instead I gave them last rites and promised them a swift demise.

Till next time. . .


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