The Agony and the Ecstasy…
The trip from Vidalia to Lake Charles, LA, was the “agony” part of the tag line. We got a nice start after taking a walk along the riverfront (2 miles total) and headed west. Alas, after about 2 hours on the road, the construction “began” for us. Of course, nothing was being constructed – but the barriers, barrels, and horrible roads were abundant. Miles on end – at one point, on a two-lane road in the middle of nowhere (as far as we could tell) was “under construction” for more than 60 miles. All the way to I-10. Then, I-10 itself had construction woes as well. Then there’s the bridge across Lake Charles. WOW – remember, Mom and I both are afraid of heights – it was a nice challenge for Mom. RV park was just that, a park – tons of folks there. But we got there, had a lovely meal of ravioli with marinara and then settled down to watch a couple episodes of HBO’s “Rome.”
The “ecstasy” part was the drive from Lake Charles to San Antonio. Instead of driving the interstate the whole way – where’s the fun in that? – we took state and US highways. Texas Hill Country is wonderful! Beautiful rolling hills, pecan trees, oaks, pines, varying types of cattle, and a beautiful sunny day (68 degrees!) made for a great drive. It was a long day in the RV – 360 miles – but all but the last 55 miles were local roads. We got settled in at the KOA, in a lovely spot amidst the pecan trees.
Tomorrow is a free day in San Antonio!
The Hill Country lived up to its reputation, for sure.