Tuesday, November 4, 2008


We are at the
South Toledo Bend State Park on the Toledo Bend reservoir, just north of the dam and west of Anacoco, Louisiana (map). The place is mostly empty here in the off season, and fall color is in evidence all around us.

This is actually quite a nice park, only four years old. The RV spaces all have 50-amp service and water for $16, with a handful of waterfront spaces and pull-throughs demanding a $2 premium. The park also has "cabins" which seem quite luxurious to us. There is a restaurant nearby at the Bass Haven "Resort" (quotes mine) next door, but they were only open till 5 yesterday, so we ate in.

Today is, of course, election day, and I can't remember a more exciting one in my lifetime. We will be sure to stop early tonight, preferably someplace with good digital TV coverage, to watch the returns. (For the curious, we vote by mail, as does the rest of our tiny county in Washington, and our ballots were submitted while we were still working in Baton Rouge.) In addition to the presidential race, we our following the Washington gubernatorial race, and Proposition 8 in California.

Checkout time here is 1pm, and Louise has a conference call at 11, so we'll be getting a late start today. We're heading towards Natchez, Mississippi, and the start of the Natchez Trace Parkway, where we hope to see more fall color.


  1. Dang, you were only a few miles north of me last night, I would have loved to meet you. I have been following your blog for a long time and enjoy it so much. I have even shown some of your videos to my geography classrooms. My husband and I have a Fleetwood Discovery MH so perhaps we will see each other on down the road someday. Have a safe trip, and keep on writing.

  2. If you go up the trace be sure and stay at davis lake state park. one of the most beautiful parks i have been in a while.

    uncle ned
    4104 "huggy bear"


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