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Old 02-16-2005, 04:20 PM   #1
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We are on our 5th day of our month long trip of the south. I am in Unclemick country, in a campground on Salt Bayou outside of Slidell Louisiana. Warm and humid. Internet is kind of slow here, connecting through my Verizon cell phone cabled to the laptop. Not like DSL or cable but as good as dial up.

No fights. Been a great trip so far. This morning went for a good walk along the Mississippi with the dogs. Had to stop for some firemen shooting water into the river. They paused and let me pass. Southerners are so polite. The said "sorry for the water mam--we have a hose, we got to play with it."

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Hey Martha, great to hear from you! Glad you are having fun. I think I 'll hang on to that "We have a hose, we have to play with it" line. Might come in handy some time.

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We are on our 5th day of our month long trip of the south. *I am in Unclemick country, in a campground on Salt Bayou outside of Slidell Louisiana. *Warm and humid. *Internet is kind of slow here, *connecting through my Verizon cell phone cabled to the laptop. *Not like DSL or cable but as good as dial up.

No fights. *Been a great trip so far. *This morning went for a good walk along the Mississippi with the dogs. *Had to stop for some firemen shooting water into the river. *They paused and let me pass. * Southerners are so polite. *The said "sorry for the water mam--we have a hose, we got to play with it."

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Yeah, HE has a hose and he has to play with it too.

Hmmm, maybe I should have a "reporting in from vacation" thread of my own. I'm four years into it right now... :-/
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Near the spot where Salt Bayou empties into Lake Ponchartrain is the seafood dock where the step daughter sold their catch back when she was working.

KOA, Pink Panther, or Pine Crest - are the three big campgrounds.

Definitely my part of the country.

In fact - I bought fireworks for New Years - legal outside Slidell - right off 'that' freeway exit.
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Make sure you eat a shrimp po-boy, a muffelata, and mebbe some red beans and rice while you're there.

I believe there's a state park called Fountainbleu or Fountainhead just up from LaCombe on US190. There's a small beach there right on lake Ponchatrain.

Also, you're about 40 minutes or less from the French Quarter. Just head over Lake Ponchatrain. When you get there you can sin. 8)

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I'd say you have your own "reporting from vacation" bulletin board. And you've been slacking off lately using this lame "baby" excuse.
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Yeah, I've been a real BUM lately.

The good news is I get baby duty twice a day for several hours, and all he wants to do is sleep on me. I cant really do anything else besides watch tv or putz on the laptop when he's doing that. He sleeps like a baby (what was that old line "I slept like a baby...woke up crying every two hours?) in the baby bjorn while his mother futzes around the house, but he wont sleep in it when I'm walking around with him.

Its interesting watching him look at his mom and at other people...what a definite difference...you can almost see the "look of love" when he looks at his momma. I told her last night that I think his world consists of two people and its "momma" and "not momma". Oh yeah, and those slobbering sniffy critters that keep checking his diaper

Consider this thread momentarily highjacked...you may continue back on your regularly scheduled conversation...

I second the po'boy and the muffalletta. At least I've managed to make a reasonable alternative oyster po'boy and find decent muffaletta spread at trader joes or I'd have to make more trips down by unclemick.
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TH, Enjoy being a BUM for awhile

Martha, LA is a great place to decompress.
If you get up to Pleasure Isand (about 20mi. north of the SC/NC line) drop in! Today's netted shrimp and Coronas at 4.

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Day 14 of the RV trip. We had enough oysters and left Louisiana. We are in a park near Palmetto, Florida. Did have some trouble adapting to the heat. Lots of nice walks/trots near here in a park with good trails along the gulf where the fishmen fish for snook. Does snook taste good? Eating the strangest food we can--gator, conch, etc. Most tastes like chicken.


DH is working on the water pump this am. Only three swear words so far.

I could get used to this.

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Why not just eat chicken then, it's cheaper.

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Eating the strangest food we can--gator, conch, etc. Most tastes like chicken.
Thats because the machines dont know what that stuff is supposed to taste like so they make everything we eat that they dont have data on taste like chicken. Carry on producing body heat...

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In my professional opinion, that means he's doing it wrong. When he discovers the real problem with it and starts attempting to fix it, the swear ratio will increase to at least 3-5 mother-in-law wilting words per minute.
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When he discovers the real problem with it and starts attempting to fix it, the swear ratio will increase to at least 3-5 mother-in-law wilting words per minute.
Considering my mother-in-law, that'd be an impressive performance.
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Gimme three minutes. 8)
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Will you make the Key's on your trip? The farthest we went in RV days was about half way down - Fiesta Key?

Memory says the Keys had the highest campground fees of about anywhere we went.

Shark Po-boy yet?
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We got back last night from our month long road trip. I stepped out of the motorhome onto ice, slipped and broke my ankle. Sitting here with my leg up, a little sick to my stomach, crutches at hand.

Entertain me.
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Seriously, sorry about your misfortune.

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Entertain me.
Entertain a lawyer. Phew, that's a tough one. Have you finished your tax returns already?

Oh. Well, did you hear the one about the lawyer who... uhm, never mind.

While I can't provide the bottle of Bailey's or the extra helpings of oxycontin or the Netflix subscription, how 'bout these:

http://www.intuitor.com/moviephysics/

http://www.datanation.com/fallacies/

And when you're cleared for flight, plan your physical-therapy vacation. Heal fast!
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Can't you hear that song, "Don't Worry, Be Happy"?? Or was it, "Don't Worry, Life's Crappy"? I forget.

Anyway, hope you get better. If you have to go to court, maybe the crutches will earn jury sympathy.
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Ouch Martha! Rotten luck, but at least it happened at the end of your vaca. Did you get any good meds at least?

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