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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
17th Aug 2012 - Summer 2012
Day 60-Texas to Louisiana

Day 60-August 17, 2012
Drove 299 miles in 6-1/2 hours today to Minden, Louisiana, just over the border a bit east of Shreveport, where we bypassed all the casinos.
We decided to try to avoid Friday morning traffic through Dallas/Fort Worth by going east on Route 380 to Greenville, then south on 69 to Tyler and then east on Interstate 20 to Louisiana. The first third of our trip was spent in big town stop and go traffic (think Route 1 in Milford, CT or Route 19 in New Port Richie, FL). Lots of construction, too. The second third was spent in small town stop and go traffic where you go 55 mph for a few miles, then down to 35 through teeny towns. We found a nice little rest stop with a picnic area for lunch, though, which was a nice little break. The next 75 miles in Texas on the interstate was great, and the truck turned 150,000 miles here, still running like a champ, but as soon as we crossed the Red River into Louisiana we had to deal with the state with the worst roads in the country-Louisiana.
We’re starting to see more Florida license plates here going east, haven’t seen them for quite a while now. Makes us want to get home, I think.
It’s hot again today, 95, and more humid. Lots of thunder but but just a few sprinkles so far, hopefully it'll rain and cool it off a bit.. The campground,Cinnamon Creek RV Park, is nice, small, quiet, right off the interstate but you can’t see it or hear it from here. We’re trying to finish our books before we get home, Harry will probably finish his tonight, me-maybe.
Getting back on the interstate tomorrow through LA, (the fillings in our teeth will probably be loose by the time we get over the washboard roads), then down route 49 and hopefully to Hattiesburg, MS. That’s the plan, anyway.



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Truck turned 150, 000 miles

Truck turned 150, 000 miles

Welcome to LA

Welcome to LA


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