Abita Springs, Louisiana

They always say that trouble comes in threes…thankfully it wasn’t anything more than three flat tires, but nonetheless they caught us off guard a bit. 

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Glad that neither of them put us in any danger while we were driving.  And now, we have a new tire on the RV, a new one on the truck, and a new spare on the back of the RV for peace of mind.

Maybe it was because we had to wait an hour and a half for the mobile tire repair guy, or maybe because we drove all through the night, but for whatever reason, William was able to convince everyone (well except Macey) to get Waffle House for breakfast.

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Since we “fled” from Galveston, (see previous post) we arrived earlier than expected at our resort, Abita Springs RV Resort, for the week. They were so accommodating in letting us check in a few days early.  We even got to enjoy an ice cream social within a few hours of getting there.  It hit the spot with it being so hot in Louisiana.

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We explored the clubhouse a bit and played some pool, checkers, and some ping pong, and had a blast doing it.

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Sunday was a perfect day to head on over to New Orleans.  Though we have been there 3 times in the past few years, we still enjoy the city so much.  We got to come across the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, which is the longest bridge suspended completely over water in the world, at 24 miles long. 

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We visited the French Market and, of course, got some beignets from Café du Monde, as always.

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We could tell we were getting close to the beignets by the powdered sugar trail that was set before us 🙂

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We also got to spend some time with William’s best friend from childhood and his family at their beautiful lakefront home. It was so exciting to see their family expanding and amazing to see what God has done with two knuckleheads from Massillon, OH.

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The kids could not wait to get to the swimming pool, as they had talked about it all trip.  And out of nowhere, both Macey and Gig-up got brave and started jumping in the deep end (10 ft. to be exact), after not even being able to handle 3-4 ft. last summer.

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The town of Abita Springs is a quaint and quiet little town.  We got to walk around and explore during one evening.  They have a neat park that they clearly spent some time in creating. 

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Also, Kelly and the kids found a Snowball place!

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We left this morning to begin our way back home for a couple days of birthday parties, church, and to take care of a few errands.  During our morning road trip, we stumbled upon a neat gift store and sausage factory in Evergreen, Alabama.

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So of course, we went on in and sampled a few pieces, and left with a couple pounds of fresh sausage to cook for dinner.

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Tomorrow, we will sleep in our beds at home for a couple nights.  But, we turn right back around and are headed for another road trip…one that we are extremely excited about!!

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Author: Thomas6Travels

We're a little family who loves to travel!

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