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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Changing Plans

Location: Vinton, LA (High 54, Low 29)

Over the past few days we’ve been watching the weather forecasts, and although there was mention of a chance of rain or a little sleet/snow overnight tonight, most of the forecasters over the past few days continued to say that there would be little, if any, impact on travel. IMG_0875

When we arrived this past Monday in Scott, LA, our plan was to stay at the KOA until tomorrow. I know a lot of people don’t like KOAs, but we have stayed at a few and don’t mind stopping at one occasionally. But this one was even a little more pricey than they usually seem to be, which is why we were only going to stay a few days. (They were having a “stay three nights, get the fourth night free” special.)

IMG_0881This morning when we got up, we were surprised to find that the slight chance of a little wintry precipitation was turning into a winter weather event. So after talking it over, we decided to give up our free night and move on, instead of taking a chance on being stuck paying for an additional pricey night or two.

We took our time packing up. Checkout was at noon, but we weren’t restricted to that, since we had the site until tomorrow anyway. So we ended up leaving around 12:30, which is easily our latest departure ever. We had a pretty quick trip of about 85 miles or so. Not too hard to take!


We are settled in a nice quiet campground in Vinton, LA. We are not too far from the Texas border. When we arrived, got settled and saw what a nice little spot this is, we decided to stay for a bit, so we will be hanging out here for the next week.

Since we ended up spending the day packing up and moving, Harry hasn’t had a chance to upload his pictures yet. So the next installment of “swamp boat tour” pictures is yet to come!


  1. I have no problem with KOA. If there's one convenient, we stay. We don't care for the Walmart overnighters, would prefer to pull off into a good site with utilities for a night. We also stayed at the KOA's in Spearfish SD and Badlands SD during our "vacation" break inbetween jobs in 2012. Stay warm through the storm!

    1. Yes, we are the same way...even for just an overnight stop when traveling, we look for a campground. This one we are in now is really nice - even though it's right off the highway we can hardly hear the traffic at all.