Our Location: Laguna Vista RV, Marshall, Texas
We had a fantastic nights rest last night. The Wallyworld at Vicksburg was quiet except for one reefer truck, there was little other noise. The temps were good, about 53F/13C approx when we stepped out the door. We walked the parking lot before heading off for the day.
|Crossing the river from MS to LA|
|A look at the river...|
We climbed back on I-20 West and moved out. Our trek today kept us on I-20 West for the entire journey. We stopped at 3 rest areas and enjoyed a good long leg stretch at each of them.
|Welcome to Louisiana|
|Lineal parking for trucks, rvs and buses at Welcome Center. |
Some notes for reference: Louisiana Welcome Centers and rest areas allow parking overnight and supply a deputy sheriff at the Welcome Center at least, all night. The Welcome Center has linear parking but the rest area near Ruston has a big well defined parking area. We would definitely stay at the one near Ruston in the future if we need a spot. The Louisiana I-20 West from the Mississippi state line were quite rough for about 10 miles and then got better. The remainder of the journey until Bossier City was pretty good with a few rough bridge joints. HOWEVER if you can avoid the 5-8 miles that is BOSSIER CITY you should do so. We slowed down to 35-40 mph and used the emergency flashers for at least 3 miles, otherwise I was worried I'd break something. While it is an overall short stretch it is EXTREMELY UGLY to travel those few miles. From the edge of Shreveport onward the roads were very good. Texas roads are good too, although we are only a short distance into the Lone Star State.
|Parked on the shoulder of the welcome center roadway. |
The park is a Passport America park, certainly no frills, basically a very large gravel area with hook ups. We are staying 2 nights and heading south toward Waco and points southward. The weather here is 82F/26C, a bit of a breeze that seems to be dying now as night approaches. A laundry room and shower/bathroom seem to the be the only amenities, but we're happy with those for a couple of days.
|We crossed into the Lone Star State. |
Talked to Dad this afternoon, they had sunshine and warmer temperatures today and will for the next few days.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit.
Until next time,
Take care, be safe,
Your making good time and I think your in the lead to get south of all the Canadians or for that matter the rest of the blogs I follow. Safe travels. Vern in Boise. ( Sorry there is no prize for being first other than you get the spot you want)ReplyDelete
Haha, thanks Vern. We left early because I was just tired of the cold, damp, and miserable weather conditions. We will continue to take our time with a few particular destinations in mind. We don’t plan to get to the Yuma, Arizona area for a few weeks. I suspect we may arrive in the area the same time as the others, and if not, oh well, I guess we will get a good spot.ReplyDelete
That Louisiana rest area sound really nice! Glad to hear that your travels are going well. Some of the worse road we have ever encountered were in Louisiana.ReplyDelete
The deputy comment gave me pause for a bit but lots of rest areas offer security, and the deputy is only at the welcome centre area.ReplyDelete
Maybe I expect too much but I thought the maintenance level on the interstates should be at least reasonable, but Bossier City interstate proved me wrong.
Sounds like a nice easy going journey. I like that you're resting for a few days here and there. It seems most people are in a hurry to get to Q or Yuma, they miss some of the best states and sites to see. There are such horrible roads everywhere CA especially! I like that they offer a deputy for security, don't think most states do that. Enjoy!ReplyDelete
We have had this plan (resting more often) for years but it seems this is the year we are actually having any success at implementing it. 😛 We are enjoying this slower version a great deal. Bad roads are a fact of travelling, I think. The idea of needed security made me wonder but then again lots of places have security. I believe both Mississippi and Louisiana have security along I 20. If not at all rest areas at least the welcome centre.Delete
You might consider a stop in beautiful Lost Maples Natural Area, North of San Antonio. I don't know how it might compare to your Canadian island.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the heads up but it will have to be on another adventure as we are veering a great deal west and not as far south as San Antonio this time. In fact starting tomorrow we will head much further west each driving day. I am curious though and will put that on our possible things to see list. Thanks again for the idea.Delete