Richards RV Park, St. Bernard, LA
On Thursday, Nov. 14th we were awake around 6:30 and up before 7. No timed plans today, on our last day here in St. Bernard. I was up through the night and turned our fireplace way down since it only dropped to 48F/8C overnight. It was a pleasant 67F inside the Suite which proved that there was none of the bone-chilling winds that we had a couple of days ago. From the get-go, the day was wet with a light rain falling.
|You won't see this in Durham - if you do, call me!|
|So, I washed all of them down for the next people to use|
Let’s face it. This is a park where 95% of the residents are refinery workers so I wasn’t expecting too much. Jo-Anne had informed me, earlier this week, that the washers were dirty around the top edges so I took some paper towels and wiped them down before loading one with our clothes. It took 5 minutes for the wipe down so I’m not sure why the host can’t walk across and take care of it on a daily basis but…hey, who am I to judge?
|I didn't get a lot of stuff out this week, but a few special things|
sat on our coffee table
I had 25 minutes so walked back to the Suite. I can see the building from here. A couple more times back and forth and Bill joined me to finish folding. I was getting close to needing drinking water but we hadn’t found a refill station yet. Bill drove to the CVS Pharmacy just down the road and picked up a case of 24 bottles. I kept 4 for refilling and emptied 20 bottles into our 3-gallon container. It sounds silly but I like drinking out of plastic more than my refillable ‘thermos’. I don’t know what it is.
|Ready for baking|
Anyway, while he was gone, I cleaned the hallway, kitchen and living room floors and then hopped in the shower. Bill and I have been keeping an eye on our weight because of the foods we’re eating when we dine out. We aren’t imbibing too much alcohol, which is a big factor, and are pretty content with what we are seeing on the scales. We hover between a couple of pounds up and down. The rest of the day is a quiet one, maybe I’ll follow the lead of our friend, Nancy, and make some custard.
|Stacked in Madame IP|
At 9 am, I wasn’t in the mood for eggs and bacon so suggested to Bill that either we eat up the 2 remaining beignets from last night’s supper or he gets some toast or something. I could make eggs closer to lunchtime. We decided to reheat the beignets as they are not something you want to go stale. The icing sugar doesn’t take to heating well, so on our microwave, I did the reheat for 2 muffins/rolls and that was enough to take the chill off. They were still tasty but I’m so glad we had the full experience at Café du Monde and glad that Bob did too. He wasn’t going to ‘dine in’ originally.
|9 minutes baking and 5 minutes NR|
Then Bill went outside and added water to our fresh water tank. He also dumped and flushed our black and grey tanks. Maybe not in that order but you get the drift. He checked the trailer tires for pressure and everything is on the up and up so that is always good news. I chatted with Donna and Rob/Pat back home and they were happy to have some milder (-3) temperatures and no snow this morning. I tease about their weather but secretly hate to see what they have to drive in.
|I watched Bob washing Big Red next door|
He thought it was supposed to stop raining - but it didn't
but he has a clean trailer and truck - for now
Inside, I put together the custard recipe and it takes no time at all. They baked in Madame IP for 9 minutes with a 5-minute NR. Perfect! When Bill came in for his shower, I had finished and dishes were done up. My coffee was done so I sat in my recliner to read. It is another different kind of story but not one I’m displeased with so will continue to turn the pages, for now. That lasted about 2 chapters and I had to close my eyes.
|Just after 12, I was ready for a healthy snack|
so tried my best
I didn't need or eat the Satsuma orange though
Bill dozed upstairs with the tv on and I remembered to mix the last 6 hard boiled eggs into egg salad for our travel buns. I would make them up after supper tonight. Yes, tomorrow, we move on to Texas and a few nights ‘on the road’. Jo-Anne texted around 2:30 inviting us over for Happy Hour and to discuss travel plans. So, we made a cup of tea and walked over. Higgins was happy to see us and once we were seated, he joined Bill and I on the couch for some attention.
|Supper was good|
that big ball on the right of the plate is my stuffed shrimp
It was yummy even as a leftover
Jo-Anne and Bob have family near Frisco, Texas and since we are planning on a stopover near Houston, we will be together one more night before they head in that direction for a visit. We will meet back up in Elephant Butte, NM again. It will give them an opportunity to travel with Big Red on their own, navigating the interstates and state highways. A break is good for everyone and we’ll be able to keep in touch so we can meet them at the gate of the state park early in the week.
|Tsk tsk, dessert - it was very good|
With that settled, and our departure time in the morning, we came back home around 4:30. NCIS reruns were on, ones we haven’t seen a lot of. For supper, I’d planned chicken thigh chunks and fries. The chicken is cooked with a coating so can be baked in the convection oven while the fries will be done in the air fryer. Same time for each. I also needed to eat up the last leftover stuffed shrimp so will warm that up while we have hookups. We were eating by 6 and it tasted good. It was a nice change on the menu.
|I don't know how I missed this from Monday afternoon|
in New Orleans
It is a great picture of all of us
Before doing the dishes, we had the last pieces of strawberry pie and emptied the Cool Whip container too. Nice to clean things up in the freezer as well. After dishes, I sat and worked on my post.
|It's obvious that Patsy & Jo-Anne have opened an oyster house|
in New Orleans, no?
Not much happening today so no interesting pictures. I have a few pictures from New Orleans that I missed posting over the previous days so will add those as well. I don’t want you falling asleep, now do I? A quiet day but a good one.
Last night, Bill and I heard this
small band play a few songs
Good night from St. Bernard, LA
Thank you for your visit today.