Sunday, March 16, 2014

Westwego, LA - 03/16/14

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Sunday – March 16, 2014
Bayou Segnette State Park
Westwego, Louisiana

Time to depart the Green Eggs & Ham IV Casita Rally held at the Gunter Hill COE Campground in Montgomery, Alabama.

The weather forecast called for rain starting Saturday night and continuing throughout Sunday. Sure enough, the rain started coming down around 10:30 p.m. with a steady rain throughout the night. Fortunately, I had the trailer hooked up and ready to go before the rain started. I am so glad I did that! Sunday morning we awoke to heavy rain, thunder and lightening.

We departed Gunter Hill at 7:00 a.m. under a heavy rain. We stopped for breakfast at a Denny’s restaurant in Hope Hull, Alabama at 7:45 a.m. After a refreshing breakast, we were back on I-65 heading south. On the first 54 miles we were driving through a torrential downpour.

Most of the drivers had the good sense to slow down, due to the amount of water on the highway, one did not. Their car had apparently hydroplaned off of the Interstate into the median. A State Trooper was assisting them. On miles 54-84 we had no rain. On miles 84-160 we had a light rain. After traveling 160 miles, we had finally left the rain behind us. During our travel south on I-65, our CB weather radio had issued a tornado watch for southwestern Louisiana through southeastern Alabama. This storm was traveling northeast at 40 mph with wind gusts of 60 mph. By the time we had reached Mobile, Alabama, the storm had already passed through. We could see the menacing, dark storm clouds off to the east. As we entered Mississippi the sky became mostly cloudy with patches of sunlight beaming through.

We arrived at Bayou Segnette State Park in Westwego, Louisiana at 3:00 p.m. under a sunny sky with the temperature in the high sixties. This will be our home through Sunday, March 23, 2014.

Camping Fees: $20.00 per night plus a $6.00 state park entry fee. A senior discount is available only to residents of states that have a reciprocal agreement with the state of Louisiana.

Total miles traveled today: 330

Tomorrow another adventure begins.

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