Thursday, February 28, 2008

Rio Grande Valley in the rear view mirror

Just to bring everyone up to date. Peggy and I left the Rio Grande Valley about two weeks ago, where we have been staying for the last couple of months. We are now slowly working our way East toward Mississippi for our Grand Daughter's 5th birthday on the 8th of March. Should be back in Austin by the middle of March. By the time we get back we will have been gone for 3 1/2 months and I am starting to get a little home sick.

Here we are stopped at a rest area somewhere along IH 10 in Louisianna:

At the moment we are at the Coushatta Casino RV Resort in Kinder, LA. This is really a great place to stop. At first, we were only going to stay for a day but, ended up extending for five. Been going dancing every night to some great cajun blues music here in the casino. This is a big place too. I have been going for a run every day and one lap around the casino is 3 1/2 miles.

I suppose we will be leaving here on Monday and heading on to Gulfport, MS for a week or so. Hoping to hear and, hopefully, play some good blues music while in Mississippi. This form of music has always been a big deal in Mississippi but, lately it is starting to be heavily promoted as a tourist attaction. The Mississippi Blues Commission has, what they call, a blues trail which features many sites all over the state which are noted for their blues heritage.

As usual, we had a great time in the Rio Grande Valley. I believe this was our sixth winter spent there. Met a lot of people this year that like to jam so, we got to play a lot of music and had a ball. Looking forward to next year.

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