Sunday, March 31, 2013

Heading home tomorrow

Tomorrow morning we start back for Ft Wayne. We have had a pretty good time. Not the warmest of winters but not bad. It rained here this afternoon. Quite hard for abit.Water is standing on the road. Hope to get started at least by nine in the morning. Not sure where we will stop Hoping to make it to Meridian Ms. Then to Nashville. Stopping south of Louisville on third day and then on home on Thurs. At least that is the plan for now. Well I will try and keep this blog up to date but don't always count on it.  Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, March 29, 2013

Cameron Prairie Wildlife Refuge

Today we went to the refuge which is about 60 miles south west of here. It was a great place They have a drive thru around the marsh. I took a lot of pictures Lots of gators. I have never seen so many. We also saw some birds but a lot of them flew off as we approached.  Eli was glad when we got home. Here is a couple of pictures and the link for the rest.
Wildlife refugeHope this works.I took pictures of all the gators we saw and missed a couple  The weather was just beautiful. Well that is it for tonight   Later We have two more days here and then head home on Monday  Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Avery Island

Today we went down to Avery Island and Jefferson Island. Avery Island is where Tobasco sauce is made. Bad thing is they were doing inventory so were not running the lines. We watched a short movie and got 4free samples of sauce. Then we went to Jefferson Island. They have a mansion there and gardens. Some peacocks. I took pictures of them and the home. Here are some of them

Well that is it for tonight Tomorrow we are going to try and find a wildlife refuge. Think we got directions Later  Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Try again

Will try and post the link for pictures again. Not sure what I did wrong . Full Timers rally  I tested it and got the right site. Today we went for breakfast and then watched Worship for Shut ins on the computer. Great sermon. That is it for today. Later Ron and Thelma and Eli

Saturday, March 23, 2013

FullTimers Rally

We spent last week Mon through Fri with the full timers at Poche's fish and camp Here is the link for the pictures Full timers rally  Hope this link works We had a great time and I got some good pictures That is it for tonight  Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Post Rally over

Tonight was the last night of our post rally. After the retiree rally some of us came to Poche's Fish and Camp. They have 4 lakes here that you can fish in. I did not get around to do any. Tomorrow Thelma and I move back to Frog City RVpark. We payed for a whole month there so will finish out the month there and then start back.I took a few pictures here so here are some of them

Well that is it for tonight. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, March 18, 2013

Poche's fish camp

This morning we left Rayne and headed over here to Breaux Bridges to the fish camp. There are three lakes here that people can fish in. We are backed up to the lake. It is pretty nice but not sure I would stay here for a long time. This afternoon we had three mallards under our living slide out. It got pretty warm here so they were looking for shade I got some pictures that I hope to show you tomorrow. Right now I am uploading 400 pictures to Picasa. We had spaghetti for dinner tonight Salad and garlic toast. Was good. Well that is it for tonight  Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Rally is over

We are done here. Tomorrow we move down the road about 18 miles. We will be there for four days and then back to Frog City RV park. It is at Duson, La. I have about 400 pictures to go through and then upload them  When I get that done I will post a link on here so you all can see them. Guess that is it for tonight. More this next week.  Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, March 15, 2013

Short update

I have been so busy here at the retiree rally that I haven't had time to update. We have today, Sat and Sun and then we leave for another rally on Monday Morning. I should have time then to upload a few pictures and tell you what all has gone on If i can remember. This morning Thelma had her pet parade She had 20 dogs and 1 cat. I got pictures of all them. Well I need to get up to the building to take more pictures. That is my job here at the rally. I enjoy it but gets hectic with all things going on. Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Sunday, March 10, 2013

We have moved

This afternoon we moved over to Rayne, La. This is where our retiree rally is going to be. Right now it is raining here in Rayne. It should quit by tomorrow morning. Was glad we got here and set up before this came in. So far have not really talked to very many people. It was really windy coming over here. We only had 7miles to go so wasn't too bad. Have not get everything set up Will finish in the morning. We are going out for breakfast and then to grocery. I finished off the eggs this morning and yesterday  the milk. So eating out. Tomorrow is the early day A lot will be coming in tomorrow for the week. Well that is it for tonight. Later Ron Thelma and Eli

Friday, March 8, 2013

An interesting day

This morning we meet a bunch of FCRVers at a place called Kelly's Landing. This guy serves craw fish etouffee on rice with corn and salad. He explained how they raise the craw fish. First they plant rice one year and then harvest the rice. Then they flood the fields and put craw fish in there. They feed on the rice straw and trash left. Then they put in traps that the craw fish crawl into. They will empty the water off of the fields at the end of harvest season and the craw fish crawl into the ground till the next time it is flooded. This was really interesting. Then they replant with rice the next year. After 2 yrs they have to put soybeans in and then go back to rice and craw fish. We had a meal here It was really good. He also is a big toy tractor collector. John Deere in one room and others in the other room. Here are some pictures

This is one of the fields by his house. You can see the tops of the traps every 25 ft or so.

Here is some of the John Deere's

Above is Massey Harris 44 and a Versatile We had a great time. Tomorrow we are going to a flea market not far from here. Sunday we will move over to Rayne. That is it for tonight Later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Thursday, March 7, 2013


Today Eli had his grooming. He looks like a poodle again. He was getting a little shaggy. Thelma and I got ours on Tues. Last Sunday afternoon we drove into Rayne to see the murals. Now they have these little frog statues all around town. Some of them aren't painted yet. I have gotten a lot of them photographed but not all. Have some more to do. Here is some of them

Well that should do it for tonight. Tomorrow we are going to a working crawfish farm. Will have some pictures of that on either tomorrow night or Sat. Okay later all Ron Thelma and Eli

Monday, March 4, 2013

A little behind

We have not done all that much here. WE finally drove into Rayne to do the mural's and now they have frog statues in Rayne. We drove there Sat afternoon. and I got some of the statues and mural's. I need to get the pictures uploaded so you can see them. The wi-fi here sucks. Couldn't get on till today at all. I am going to try and find a good spot here in the park and see if it gets any better. Tomorrow we are going to do some calling to get us haircuts and Eli a grooming. We found the places today. We have been to the grocery today and when I fill up I will get 65 cents off a gal up to20gals. That sure will make a difference. It will only let you do 20 at a time. So when I get down to half a tank I will need to fill up.  Well guess that is it for tonight.Later all Ron Thelma and Eli