Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Lake Charles, LA - 12/26/12

Wednesday – December 26, 2012

Wednesday – December 26, 2012

We departed the Potters Creek Park Campground in Canyon Lake, Texas at 10:00 a.m. It was quite cold with the temperature in the low 30’s, but the sun was out and thankfully, the wind had subsided.

Our destination today is a 24-hour Walmart in Lake Charles, Louisiana in route to New Orleans. We were glad to hear on our weather radio that the severe weather had cleared out of the New Orleans area. This bit of good news meant we would not have to alter our planned route while waiting for the weather to clear.

Our travel east through Texas on I-10 was not without incident. Heavy holiday traffic traveling at and probably exceeding the posted speed limit of 75 mph proved to be a recipe for disaster. The first multi-vehicle collision occurred on the westbound side causing a several mile backup on the westbound side and a slow down of the traffic on the eastbound side. Then several miles down the road, our eastbound travel came to a halt due to a multi-vehicle collision on the eastbound side. It took about 45 minutes to get through that backup.

We finally arrived at the Walmart in Lake Charles, Louisiana at 6:15 p.m. After purchasing a few items at Walmart, we settled in for a good night’s rest.

Total miles traveled today: 365

Tomorrow another adventure begins.

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