Meet Me in Lafayette

Trip Start Jun 03, 2008
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Trip End Aug 12, 2008


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Lafayette KOA

Flag of United States  , Louisiana
Monday, June 9, 2008

We woke up early to call Monaco 1-800 tech line.  They connected us to a Camping World in Baton Rouge.  They said to come along and they would see if they could fit us in.  Clark didn't want to ruin the kids vacation, so he left with the RV to go get it  fixed and mom took the kids to an Antebellum home named  the Rosalie.  It was simply fascinating.  The kids enjoyed themselves.  Ellen was afraid it might be too much history and boring for them, but they liked it.  We moved forward to the Longwood House.  That was even more interesting!  We wished that Clark had been there to enjoy them too.  He is the the history buff.  Even though photography was not allowed in most of the Longwood, Ellen secretly turned the movie recorder on so that Clark could at least get a glimpse of the inside.

Clark said his drive was scenic and he especially enjoyed the men cleaning the trash in the green and white and striped jumpsuits.  Clark needed to fuel the RV.  I am not sure if we have mentioned how difficult of a process this is.  Most of it ends up spitting back out onto the pavement.  Anyway, as Clark was going through this process at a place called Roxy's, he noticed he was being sized up by the locals and decided to leave before his tank was full  and was happy to have gotten away with his life.

Just after lunch the troops heard from Clark.  He was fixed!  It was just a sensor causing all the trouble.  He was sitting in the parking lot (and had been trying to reach mom for 45 min) waiting to see where to go next.  We decided to meet in Lafayette.  Clark found a KOA to make a reservation and was only moments behind the kids and mom.  A very crowded park and not much to look at right along the highway.  The kids liked it though, as they had many activities like putt-putt golf.  We found our spot and started to set up.  Took showers and started to get dressed when we realized we didn't have power!  AAHHHHHH!!!!!  Not again!  Well since we have limited sources we decided to go taste Cajun food as we are in the heart of Cajun country!  We had a delightful dinner, tasting various Cajun delights such as fried alligator, shrimp bisque, craw-fish etoufee and numerous other Creole creations!  Jenny was splendid and the perfect waitress for these parts.  After dinner, we drove around the area.  Very interesting.

When we came back to our temporary home, we played a game of Clue.  The frig went on alarm again, so we decided to turn everything off again, get up early and run to the nearest RV repair shop. 

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