Saturday, December 1, 2012


Slept well last night with the windows open so I could hear the waves rolling in.  Xi Shi woke me up around 1:00 this morning barking and looking out the back window.  I couldn't see anything and thought it was probably some small animal.

This morning when I stepped outside I noticed animal footprints right under the bedroom window.  Must have been a dog... but a very large dog as the prints were a big as my foot.

It was just beautiful out this morning.  The sky was clear and the air was crisp and we enjoyed our morning walk.

Xi Shi had to stop and smell every pile of seaweed... then she peed on it.

The Gulf was calm today.

I put out a chair so I could get some sun on my awful white legs but look who took my seat.

I had a neighbor to my left all day today.  There were also people fishing to my right.

We walked to the brush and placed a Peace Rock as we are leaving in the morning.

Nice sunset.

It was a very relaxing day.  Did a little reading but the lure of the waves kept me from concentrating so I just gave in and took many long walks.  The sun warmed up the RV so nicely and made me very sleepy so I took a short nap this afternoon.

I'd like to stay longer but I'll stop back by on my way home.

Friday, November 30, 2012


Left home this morning at 10:00 and arrived in Holly Beach about 3:30 this afternoon.  I listened to my GPS and wound up taking the parish highway along the coast instead of staying on the interstate up to Lake Charles and then heading south.  It wasn't that bad but it took longer.  There is also a ferry I had to cross which I don't like to do.  I wouldn't take that route again.

Didn't have much daylight left when I finally got here and it was overcast as well.  It's not supposed to rain till Tuesday so I thought it would be sunny.  Tomorrow's forecast is sunny and temps in the high 70s... perfect for the beach.

I like Holly Beach.  It's alot like Grand Isle with its colorful beach houses and great views of the Gulf.  I drove down a street called Lafitte Blvd (how ironic) which led straight to the beach.  Parking on the beach is allowed - which is why I'm here.  No permit needed.

I was worried that there might be some soft sand but it looked fine and I picked a spot near the entrance and parked facing the Gulf. 

First thing was to take Xi Shi for a walk.  She had been sitting in her co-pilot chair for 5 hours and was really ready for her harness.  She was excited as usual to see the beach and ran around and found a spot to potty.  We walked for a time then went back to the RV to have a bite to eat.  I was really hungry.

On our way back to the RV I noticed a pickup truck drive up to my coach and 7 men got out and started walking around the beach.  I was feeling fine until then.  There was no other vehicle around for miles but they parked next to me.  I walked past them and entered the coach and watched them from my window.  A few minutes later they left.  The license plate was from Oklahoma.

There are some lights in a house behind where I am parked so I think there are people there.  Most houses are summer homes and closed up for the winter so it's really isolated here.

I planned on staying 2 nights but may change my mind.  I'll see how the night goes.

This is a perfect place for me to come to in the summer.  It is a long drive just to be able to sleep near the water's edge but maybe just once or twice next summer might be enough.