Our Location: Lincoln Parish Park, Ruston, Louisiana
We've enjoyed our past couple of days here at the park, it's been quiet and sunny, getting warmer by the day. Today we reached 'put your shorts on' weather. Our thermometer reached 80F/ 26.6 C, now it was in the sun but it was still very nice and warm.
|Two sites right outside our door. Both of these are back in sites.|
|You can see they are big enough for almost any rig.|
Yesterday and today we ran a couple of errands and managed to get an annoying issue handled. Since shortly after I had the fuel filter changed I've noticed a noise, not constant and not something I could point to and say,' That's it.' but there was something. Yesterday we stopped at a locally recommend auto repair shop and had the fella take the Dogsled for a run. Like me he couldn't really say it was a wind noise but thought that was the most likely culprit. Sure enough a look underneath and we had a broken engine shield (plastic of course), along with the fender skirt (from the fuel filter change) seemed to be loose and a couple of other loose pieces from having some work on the bumper this summer.
|A pull thru just like ours.|
|This path leads down to the water's edge and walking path around the pond.|
This morning we returned to the local auto shop, the fella took us right in, and within about 30 minutes for less than $90 USD we had a brand new engine shield ($45) and he tightened bolts, strapped a couple of floppy pieces that seemed to have pulled from their assigned spot with no apparent way to hold them firm, and the noise seems to have disappeared, his labour was right around the $40 USD mark, add tax and we're finished. Tomorrow we'll give the Dogsled a bit of a run and check it out. Broom Automotive just a mile from the park was the place we used. Friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Definitely use them again.
|Day use picnic area.|
|Day use picnic area.|
Yesterday and today Riley and I have been walking the park and walking path. We've managed to put in our steps but are still not back into our walking stride. We will manage I'm sure and it was encouraging to walk in the sun both days as well. While Riley was walking today I made lunch which was Stuffed Green Bell Peppers. Filling and tasty, they hit the spot.
|Lots of turtles in the pond too.|
Sleeping with the vents open tonight and have had the Igloo windows and doors open pretty much all day and still open now as I write this even with the sun going down it's warm enough to have them open yet. Miss Kitty has enjoyed watching the squirrels and the leaves from every vantage point she can find. She's not happy that the squirrels chatter at her but don't come close enough for her to give them 'what for' right back. She's a pistol.
|This pic is for Lorne, not a bathroom but the shower stall. Haha.|
All photos have been taken with my phone, the other camera is too heavy to carry while I'm walking around the pond. Perhaps I'll take it for one trip tomorrow. We shall see.
|The bathhouse, located at the tent camping area.|
In the last few days I've talked to sister Jan, SIL Janet & BIL Dennis, Dad, daughter Courtney, friend Linda and friend Ron. Always nice to catch up on the news. Leah (married to nephew Jason) bagged a big buck yesterday on the first day of deer season. Also cousin Barry managed to bag a scrawny, tick infested, mangy deer that begged to be shot. Hahaha...just kidding Barry. He did manage to get his deer, not as nice as Leah's but still a good sized doe. Brother Rick opted not shoot at the two he managed to see. None of these folks hunt with each other, just in case you were curious. So a good first day of the hunt on the Island.
|The clubhouse, it was locked so I couldn't get inside for photos.|
Happy Birthday wishes to my BIL Dennis on his special day today. Dennis and Janet are in Indian Wells, CA enjoying the sunny, hot weather. They own Buttercup Ridge in Roseneath, Ontario where we usually spend some time coming and going on our travels. Dennis is an avid golfer and manages to golf pretty much 6 days a week. Happy Birthday Dennis.
|It is very pretty here.|
A need to clarify something posted in my last post. The girl at the check in building was mistaken, it is not first come, first serve, and you can make reservations. HOWEVER the reservation only guarantees you a spot, not a SPECIFIC spot. On that issue it is first come, first serve. You cannot save your spot either by coming early and leaving something to block it from use by others unless you bring your trailer. So the locals can't book a reservation and then leave a chair or stool in front of the spot indicating it's taken. They must leave their rig in the spot to 'reserve' it for when they arrive. However if you have only a motorhome, or van with no towed, then you can certainly put something there to SAVE your spot while you are out and about. The manager cleared that up for me yesterday and I thought I'd pass it on. So on that note I'm going to sign off and say good night. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit.
Until next time... take care, be safe,