After being a little underwhelmed at Six Flags Great Adventure, I was interested in seeing if the Texas park was better. Don’t get me wrong—the rides in New Jersey were fun. But the park looked old and the staff wasn’t very friendly. I love amusement parks and roller coasters though, so I’m always willing to give things another try.
As the Christmas hymn plays, the water accompanies the rises and falls in the melody.
Sun rays intermingle with smoke from a campfire, and a light breeze strokes my cheek as I ride my bike through the Sweetgum Loop of Sam Houston National Forest.
As we walk into the camp store, a friendly cat comes right up to greet us. Up until a few months ago, no one could touch this wild feline, and it was causing trouble for campers.
Large, green palm leaves that are low to the ground stand in stark contrast to the tall brown trees around them, and the result is a gorgeous scenery that I’ve never had the chance to observe in person before.
What the rocking chairs lack in colour, they make up for in comfort. And sitting here on the porch of the Atchafalaya Welcome Center, they seem to beckon you to sit down and forget your worries for a while. As we come into the center, two smiling ladies give us that friendly southern greeting, “Welcome, how y’all doing?” and we feel welcome indeed.
The rain shows no sign of letting up, so we decide on a library visit.
After visiting the Naval Aviation Museum, we get on the road towards the library, so I can have some time to work. On route, Dan sees a sign for Perdido Kids’ Park, and he decides to make the turn. We’re happy we did.
The place is so big, I’m not entirely sure I know how to find the way out—or how to reunite with my kids and husband after a trip to the washroom. But I just follow the children’s squeals, and I find them again.