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Where we’ve been and what we’ve done, from Lake Charles LA to Destin FL

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Lake Charles

Twelve Oaks RV Park http://www.twelveoaksrv.com/

Froggeez 0:08

Mud Bugz 0:24

 

New Orleans

Pontchartrain Landing http://www.pontchartrainlanding.com/

Getting lost 1:02

Wandering NO 2:26

Pontchartrain Landing music3:23

 

Destin

Destin West Resort https://www.destinwestrvresort.com/

Getting settled 3:54

Clams! 4:06

Crabs! Reference crab video

Sand Sculptures 4:54

Froggeez! 5:25

Beach Shenanigans 5:54

Squeaky sand & more beach views 7:06

 

 

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Crashing waves in silence

Foggee!

Waking up to a soft world in Asheville, NC

Caterpillar says “wait!”

Lake Louise in Weaverville

Sumter Oaks RV Park

The Sumter Oaks RV Park in Bushnell FL is an unusual park.  It’s part of the Escapees family and has a rate system that’s a bit different from other parks we’ve been to, as well as unusual site layout.  The property was once a mobile home park, and many of the sites retain features of that former use, including a concrete patio next to the area where you’ll park your rig.

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Revelle’s River Campground

After staying in the NRQZ for a week, we decided we needed to be closer to civilization for a while.  If nothing else, we needed a grocery store closer than an hour away. We looked at a few places near Elkins WV and chose to stay at Revelle’s River Campground where we camped in the spot shown above. That’s Fay trying to hide behind that skinny tree.

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Thoughts on Monticello

Going in, we had booked the Behind The Scenes tour (which was excellent) and hoped to take the Guided Slavery at Monticello tour (also excellent) and whatever else we could fit in.

I went in thinking we’d be in and out in just a few hours, not because I didn’t want to spend a lot of time at Monticello, but because I’d only added up the tours’ durations.  I had not sufficiently accounted for wandering around the grounds, taking self-guided tours, enjoying the gardens and views, and musing on the lives and acts that had played out on this land.

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These gardens were walled-in and locked at night during Jefferson’s time

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Monticello

Stopped by Monticello for the day. Thought it would just be a few hours and spent most of the day. Good tours and guides. Def recommended.

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Good things…

Are going to happen here.

We arrived at our spot in Charlottesville and quickly found this beauty sitting at the corner of our “yard.”
Amanita rhopalopus. Apparently smells of ammonia and rotting meat. We haven’t sniffed it yet. Probably won’t try a spit test either
Yes, we built a little fence around it. Our pet mushroom.

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