(Kinder, LA) Hi 62 Lo 48 -- Yesterday we departed at our normal 10am start time and had a smooth trip to Kinder, LA. We had a few little rain showers but nothing hard. There’s a stretch of road on I-10 that’s quite rough, so we were beat by the time we got to the Coushatta Casino RV Resort.
The casino complex is 23 miles north of I-10, but it was worth the extra miles to stay in this very nice park.
Nice wide pull-thru sites
There’s rows and rows of small chalets around the park.
The RV park is on the other side of a lake from the casino.
The park is quite a bargain at $20 per night. We got a Good Sam's discount, lowering our nightly charge to $18.
We had dinner last night at the casino's buffet. It was very good and we got stuffed! It was very smoky inside the casino so we didn’t stay to gamble. We’ll save our play money till we get to Las Vegas.
It was very windy, and when we returned to the park we saw our satellite dish lying on the ground. The whole tripod blew over in the wind. This is the second time the dish has blown down since we got it, and thankfully it hasn't been damaged. It's built pretty tough. Jim waited until today to re-aim it, so we watched TV on the park's cable system last evening. The wind died down later in the evening so we had a quiet night for sleeping.
Today we just relaxed. I’m catching up on blog reading and Jim is getting some more parks lined up. We did a nice walk around the park. It’s been awhile since we’ve both walked. We’re too far out from any movie theaters so we stayed around the RV park. Jim got out the grill and cooked some chicken (for me) and a steak.
Tomorrow we move to the Houston area to visit Jim’s brother. It will be nice to see him, it's been awhile. See you in two days.