We pulled into the Gum Springs Camground off 84 and parked in the no fee area. While I stayed with Cassia while she was napping in her seat, Derek and Roofous went to take a look at the campground - decide if we were going to stay and choose a site. Since there were no other campers we had quite a decision to make. We chose #16 since it had a view and quick access to the lake and a water tap near by.
Once parked and Cassia awake we took a walk around and of course went down to the lake. What a beautiful spot! A bit cool in the shade by nice in the sun.
A hardwood forest with both coniferous and deciduous trees.
Following this picture we went back to get Cassia's rubber boots on - and then she fell in the lake!
It didn't take long for Derek to get the fire going - our first since early October back at the cabin. We went on to cook burgers and french fries for dinner. It was nice for Derek and I to be able to sit by the fire into the night while Cassia slept.
The cats finally got to come on a walk with us! Willow, Snow Toes and Moonashee.
The next morning - with the fire started up again - Derek cooked us sausages and eggs for breakfast. We slowly got ready to leave since we knew we only had a short trip to our next destination, Natchez Mississippi.
While Cassia and I were still working on getting going Derek took this early morning picture of the fog on the lake.
Yaaaa for me - Derek is cooking! I must find more places we can have a fire!
After a lengthy conversation with the FPO - the park manager - talking about the park, the trees and plants and comparing notes as park operators - we got back on 84 headed to Winnfield for gas and then east to the Mississippi River.
Today's Interesting Link: Since we are in culinary heaven with us so excited about trying new foods here in the deep south here is a link to the culinary section on Louisiana's travel website. So many things to try. We were in a restaurant last night - the Sand Bar that had frog legs - not sure if either of us will be trying those this trip.