An Unexpected Quick Trip Back to BR (Jan. 22 – Feb. 2, 2016)

After leaving Alabama and heading towards Florida, a family emergency came up. Debbie (Don’s sister) was experiencing symptoms of a heart attack. So we turned the rig around and headed back to Baton Rouge.

2016-02-01 09.42.58We arrived at Farr Park Equestrian Center and RV park late in the day. It had been raining recently and the park was very soggy. We drove around in the dark looking for the highest ground and picked what we thought was the best site. The next morning we had a better view of everything and decided to move to a different site that didn’t have standing water.

After taking our morning walk up the levee, we discovered why the park was so wet… with the Mississippi river above flood stage it is so high the ground is staying saturated. It’s still early in the season for the river to already be this high, how high will it go when the snow melt comes in spring?

The river looked eerie that morning with the fog lingering between the two levees.

We had bad news when they performed a heart catheter on Debbie and found major blockage. The good news is that she had a successful quadruple bypass surgery and is now back home recovering… hugging her pillow.

It was good to visit with everyone from the family, I just wish it was better circumstances. But it was nice to see everybody again.

20160128_121634We did get a chance to have lunch at one of our favorite restaurants along the river road, Roberto’s. It’s good to get fresh seafood with a country store feel to the place.



Happy Trails!


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